Engineering Technician

Date Posted: 2/1/2021

Location: Corydon, IA

Job Description:

Job Summary:

  • Makes prototypes, parts, assemblies, products, tooling, or items as required.
  • Completes mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic assembly, testing and other engineering support services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Makes prototype parts, product, tooling, and assemblies for existing or new products.
  • Works from sketches, layouts, or verbal descriptions.
  • Designs, schedules, and performs field and/or shop testing to validate new and existing designs.
  • Performs product testing for Shivvers and Country Clipper products and accessories to verify that products meet required specifications.
  • Compiles test reports that document procedures and communicates results to engineering group.
  • Communicates with plant personnel to ensure testing activities correlate with part/product availability.
  • Works as a liaison between plant, vendors, engineering and R&D teams to review product specifications and ensure new products are compatible with existing equipment and processes.
  • May be required to setup and operate machining operations such as lathes, drill presses, grinders, etc., to make or repair parts.
  • Operates testing and inspection equipment both in the field and in the testing shop area.
  • Increases skill level and knowledge of current manufacturing processes and product lines to provide support and increase proficiency.
  • Communicates with engineering personnel on issues and projects completed.
  • Actively participates in continuous improvement activities.
  • Follows safety rules and regulations when performing work assignments and maintains a clean and orderly work area.
  • Travel to project sites to evaluate and fix product issues, when needed.
  • May assist in other areas of Engineering as workload demands change.

Educational Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required.

Skills/Experience Requirements: Experience in the following elements required:

  • Previous work experience in a manufacturing setting, preferred.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to understand electrical, mechanical, fluid power and control systems.
  • Must be able to use basic hand tools and specialized tools as appropriate.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language.
  • Excellent organizational and proven verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task assignments and duties.
  • Willingness to learn products, policies and procedures on an ongoing basis.
  • Willingness to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Basic working knowledge of Word & Excel programs preferred.
  • CAD modelling/drafting experience preferred, but not required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to perform repetitive motions such as bending, walking, kneeling, climbing, crouching, reaching with hands, grasping, pushing and pulling.
  • Ability to wear PPE (personal protective equipment) as needed such as eye/face shields and clothing protection. Steel-toed shoes are required.

Work Environment:

  • Manufacturing shop environment and project sites with various noise levels and temperatures ranging from hot to cold depending on seasons.
  • Occasionally exposed to a variety of outside weather conditions.
  • Potential exposure to fumes, airborne particles, dust, and chemical hazards.
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