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Engineering Technician
Livonia, Michigan
$16 - $17 / Hr.

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Posted 2/18/2019

Required Skills

  • Supports the department with engineering disciplines (i.e. skills matrix)
  • Collaborates with a cross functional team of the customer, designer, manufacturing plants, testing, sales, program management, purchasing and suppliers
  • Participates in technical trouble-shooting and problem solving for commodity
  • Responsible for KT, 8D, or other structured corrective action / decision making with manufacturing divisions to assure timely and permanent problem resolution with support from others
  • Supports releasing and maintaining data, drawings, and other engineering documents
  • Creates prototype and sample tooling using CAD & SLA that meet OEM requirements
  • Prepares test samples and working prototypes as required
  • Tears down lease or fleet vehicles to understand competitive part functionality and assembly sequencing
  • Assist in monitoring all process and quality parameters –adjusts machines as required
  • Works with engineers and manufacturing operators to ensure that all parts meet or exceed our customers’ requirements
  • Continuously looks for ways to improve the process in relation to quality and quantity of product
  • Leads and oversee changeovers
  • Participates in screw and barrel maintenance program by assisting in cleaning / changing screws, barrels, and taking measurements
  • Ensures all dies are ready for next product production run
  • Manages own startups and is available for necessary adjustments after the line is up and running
  • Sets up own extrusion line and is able to troubleshoot if needed with little to no supervision
  • Responsible for handling and locally transporting both hazardous and non-hazardous waste
  • Supports other manufacturing groups with technical coverage
  • Insures all environmental policies and procedures are followed through
  • May, on occasion, be required to perform duties other than those specified in this description
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 5+ years’ experience in extrusion process
  • Familiarity with engineering best practices, processes, and customers; knowledge of functional statement of work (SOW) requirements preferred
  • Able to demonstrate technical aptitude in engineering disciplines
  • Good written and oral skills; ability to communicate and / or present to customers when necessary
  • Ability to draw and manipulate 3D data in CAD software, SolidWorks, MasterCAM, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office & data analysis software in Minitab
  • Knowledge of measurement tools and ability to use both micrometers and calipers as necessary
  • Ability to read “build prints” in order to fabricate or repair all prototype, new, and spare tooling
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with limited direction
  • Basic understanding of problem solving
  • Maintain and support all company policies; specifically, in Health, Safety, and Environment
  • Prototype Shop Environment; can be hot, noisy atmosphere and at times be in extreme temperatures depending on scope of project
  • Must wear proper personal protection equipment while on manufacturing floor
  • Travel to manufacturing facilities or customer locations when required
  • Equipment used requires proper training on the potential for and avoidance of injury
  • Limited exposure to oils, fluids, and fumes
  • Must be able to work while standing / walking for an extended period
  • Shifts and / or schedule may change dependent of production or projects
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed

Job Description

  • The biggest thing we are looking for in a candidate is if they have extrusion experience
  • Sealing Extrusion or Hose Extrusion
  • The Engineering Technician is the technical support for the liaison between the Customer and Prototype in the creation and maintenance of vehicle components / assemblies
  • With guidance from product / process engineers, the Engineering Technician will support product growth and design by setting up and running extrusion trials
  • The Engineering Technician will assist with developing and / or improving product design and standards that are related to programs while gaining experience in engineering including: process reviews, tooling changes, and process improvements, by working with the engineers that own the extrusion trials

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