The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for the installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and improvement of process equipment. They will also be trained and cross-trained to repair, maintain and improve the reliability of various stations including lasers, optical gaging devices, continuity testing, inspection, etc. Maintenance technicians must be quality-conscious, aggressively self-directed, motivated team players, and willing trainers—eager to gain and share new knowledge.
• Troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical systems on equipment.
• Perform various equipment preventive maintenance tasks (i.e., cleaning, inspection, and lubrication) as necessary.
• Thoroughly document maintenance activity using the maintenance database, adequately communicate maintenance issues to appropriate employees (e.g., other maintenance techs, operators, engineers, supervisors, etc.)
• Interface directly with manufacturing and corporate representatives to help create and execute preventative maintenance schedules.
• Interface directly with manufacturing and corporate representatives to help resolve complex quality, process, or safety defects.
• Troubleshoot and identify potential decision or solutions for mechanical errors, safety issues or general operating inefficiencies with assembly production processes.
• Organize, report, and present technical work to various levels within the organization.
• Create and train standard operating procedures for the setup and maintenance of assembly equipment.
• Champion process improvement in assigned areas though rigorous data analysis (MTBF, Corrective Maintenance, sources of waste, etc.) and root cause analysis.
• Assist in day-to-day support of operators, adjustments, setups, and change over.
• Responsible to report safety, quality, and regulatory compliance concerns to leadership.
• This is a hands-on role, requiring the candidate to take on project work assigned as an individual contributor, or as a participant on cross functional teams, as well as be able to utilize tools to inspect, repair and maintain equipment.
Education and Experience:
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• At least 3 years of direct experience in working with, assembling, debugging, and optimizing automated assembly equipment. Application of in-depth technical knowledge in the areas of assembly processes and techniques.
Preferred Skills and Competencies:
• Engineering Technician Diploma or Associates Degree
• Knowledge of piece part tolerances, inspection processes and impacts to fit and function of assemblies and equipment.
• Strong written and verbal English communication skills, and strong presentation skills.
• Follows all policies, procedures, ergonomic standards, and safety requirements directed by the department.
• Familiarity with specific manufacturing processes such as mechanical swaging, ultrasonic welding, heat staking, laser welding, fluid delivery, electronic controls, PCBA & functionality testing, metal forming, plating, plastic molding and precise component assembly.
• Technical knowledge of cam driven linkages, discrete component assembly and automation
• Knowledge and experience with processes such as laser welding, heat staking, and ultrasonic welding.
• Sound hands-on technical ability with assembly methodologies including locational methods, setup at assembly, pneumatic actuators, servo motors, limit switches, robotics, steels, plastics, belting methods etc.
• Familiarity with HMI’s / GUI’s (Machine user interfaces) and working in a clean room environment.
• Knowledge and experience with post-implementation continuous improvement efforts and methodology
• Experience in a start-up production environment
Physical Requirements (if applicable)
• Required to stand for at least 75% of working time per shift, with walking at least 50% of working time per shift.
• Required to reach above shoulder frequently and below waist occasionally.
• Required to push and pull.
• Ability to lift up to 20lbs occasionally, 5-20lbs frequently.