Engineering Technician

Job Summary:

  • Builds prototypes and assists in testing and evaluation of products.
  • Works collaboratively with the engineering team and plant personnel to improve design, manufacturing and assembly process.
  • Designs and details grain dryer parts, assemblies and accessories.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Designs and models products and components in SolidWorks accurately.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate Bill of Materials.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and troubleshoots design problems.
  • Assists in supporting new and existing designs by gathering information and producing drawings.
  • Conducts shop and field tests and prepares evaluation/test reports.
  • Works from written and verbal directions, sketches, and customer specifications.
  • Creates, documents, and maintains parts and assembly instructions.
  • Prepares product manuals and assembly instructions.
  • Revises manufacturing drawings for various components and assemblies, as required.
  • Evaluates and updates manufacturing drawings for clarity and dimensional accuracy.
  • Assists with troubleshooting and problem solving by working directly with the design team, production supervisors/managers, shop floor production team, and sales and service as needed.
  • Drives company vehicle to travel and assist dealers and customers on how to troubleshoot or repair Shivvers equipment.
  • Maintains consistent communication with the supervisor on the status of assigned tasks.
  • Follows safety rules and regulations in performing work assignments and maintains a clean and orderly work area.
  • Actively participates in continuous improvement activities.
  • May assist in other areas of Engineering as workload demands change.

Educational Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences preferred, but not required. 

Skills/Experience Requirements:

  • CAD modelling/drafting experience, preferred.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes a plus.
  • High level of proficiency drafting in 3D environment using SolidWorks preferred.
  • Attention to detail. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong mechanical knowledge and ability with understanding of electrical and hydraulic components and circuits.
  • Ability to work from engineering sketches.
  • Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing preferred.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Work effectively with limited direction as well as the ability to work in a team environment and multitask effectively.
  • Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to perform repetitive motions such as bending, walking, kneeling, climbing, reaching with hands, grasping, pushing, and pulling.
  • Ability to wear PPE (personal protective equipment) as needed. Steel-toed shoes and safety glasses are required when working in a factory, testing, or installation areas.

Work Environment:

  • Environment ranges from an office environment, to a manufacturing shop environment, to a field application environment with various noise levels and temperatures ranging from hot to cold depending on seasons.

 

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