Manufacturing Engineering Technician II
Basic Purpose of Position: Perform simple/complex tests, assembly, set-up, calibration, maintenance, and/or repair of manufacturing or test/inspection equipment. May be required to perform highly diversified product or component testing involving a wide scope of electrical tests. To provide production equipment support through both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities such as equipment repairs and adjustments, preventive maintenance and calibration, ESD compliance verification, and occasional relocation of equipment within the production area. May also include assisting production in operation of equipment to manufacture or test product as well as training production personnel in applicable maintenance procedures. Develop procedures to support maintenance and calibration activities. Work with Engineering personnel to develop new or evaluate and adjust existing processes. In addition there may be Model Shop functions such as, assisting development engineers in fabrication of prototypes, and fabricating custom jigs and fixtures.
Primary or Major Responsibilities:
Assist Engineering in planning, data gathering and set-up of process controls/studies and inspection requirements.
May troubleshoot, repair, program and calibrate PWB assembly and production equipment alone, or as part of a team.
May write calibration/maintenance instructions for equipment.
May be responsible for maintaining calibration records.
May build custom fixtures for product manufacturing from engineering instructions.
Set up and troubleshoot mechanical equipment with minimal support from Engineering.
Must be able to work overtime on short notice to meet delivery deadlines with minimal supervision.
May also be required to be on call after assigned shift is completed.
May assist in the electronic repair to production machinery.
May be required to make machine adjustments, set up work area, and use tools such tools such as multi-meters and other devices to repair production equipment.
May be required to operate equipment such as reflow ovens, wave solder, aqueous cleaners, and various bench tools and equipment.
Sets up and monitors operations of PWB assembly and related equipment.
Performs routine analytical, logical, and mathematical calculations and measurements.
Utilizes precise and exacting measuring instructions and devices.
May record performance results, analyze defect results, interpret variances or unpredicted changes in equipment or product which may affect results of operations and data gathering.
Suggest resolution/solutions and may test and implement solutions.
In conjunction with the line supervisor and Industrial Engineering is responsible for training production operators in equipment operation as required.
Expected liaison with Engineering, Quality Assurance, and customers/vendors.
Respond to production requests for equipment support using advanced diagnostic skills to determine root cause of issues and perform necessary equipment repairs or adjustments to correct problems and return equipment to fully operational status. (may be required to attend manufacturers training offsite to acquire specific advanced diagnostic skills to support production equipment)
Determine parts needed to repair production equipment using equipment manuals and manufacturer's technical support resources and complete requisition forms to order these parts.
May also be required to manage inventory of spare parts and research alternate suppliers or perform cost comparisons to generate cost savings.
Perform various scheduled routine maintenance, calibration and ESD compliance verification activities as instructed in applicable procedures.
Facilitate various maintenance and calibration services performed by equipment manufacturers and third party suppliers.
Enter all equipment activities and events (both scheduled and unscheduled) in equipment database to maintain equipment history to meet all applicable compliance requirements.
May be required to run reports from database to facilitate scheduled equipment maintenance and calibration.
Assist with relocation of production equipment in manufacturing areas.
Work with Facilities Maintenance Dept. to disconnect, place equipment in a state safe for movement, level, align, connect data and control wiring, setup and test production equipment to validate proper operation after reinstallation.
Work with Engineering personnel to introduce new product or processes, evaluate/adjust existing processes, perform DOE studies, make modifications to equipment.
All other duties as assigned.
Electronics Technician Diploma/Associate Degree; or comparable vocational-technical certificate, military technical training; or combination of education/experience in related field.
3 years of direct relevant experience to include 1 year in relevant Sparton experience.
Good math fundamentals, communications and problem-solving skills, or circuit analysis skills, and/or experience in functional and in-circuit tests.
May be required to be familiar with hazardous chemicals, hazardous wastes, bio-hazards, chemical hygiene.
Ability to read, interpret, and follows complex schematic diagrams, assembly drawings and test specifications.
May be required to maintain certification to Advanced Soldering Workmanship Standards and ESD Precautions as determined by facility.
Proficiency with Microsoft Windows based PC applications (especially Microsoft Office)
It is understood that certain minimum requirements are not tested for but monitored for competent capability during the employee's indoctrination period.