This position is responsible for maintaining, and adjusting process equipment as necessary to either manufacture the product and/or to create prototype parts needed to verify new processes, equipment, and product designs. The Electronic Engineering Technician will provide real time monitoring of the processes to ensure fabrication of the highest quality products and prototypes.
Essential & Secondary Functions:
Responsible to follow all safety procedures and practices.
Ensures and maintains the quality guidelines, procedures, and standards are consistently followed throughout the manufacturing operation.
Responsibility & Customer-Focused:
Startup automated, semi-automated, and manual machines.
Safely load process chemicals/materials into machines.
Safely load and align materials into automated, semi-automated, and manual machines.
Work in confined areas to safely feed leader material through heated rollers.
Monitor and understand equipment settings, both digital and analog (pressure gages).
Safely operate laser equipment.
Based on statistical process control data adjust the equipment to produce the highest quality manufactured products and R&D prototypes possible.
Work with metrology lab to provide necessary materials for quality audits.
Load, monitor and operate multiple machines simultaneously to maintain continuous product or prototype build minimizing down time of each process machine.
Test and inspect the finished product or prototypes for quality metrics and execute disposition based on quality metrics.
Learn new process equipment necessary to produce products and R&D prototypes.
Assist in the design of experiments required to determine optimum process/recipe parameters.
Aid in creation of operating manuals and procedures.
Lays out, builds, tests, troubleshoots, repairs and modifies developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer monitored equipment, control instrumentation, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls,
while applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics: Discusses layout and assembly procedures and problems with Production Lead or Manufacturing Engineers assigned to the area.
Assembles experimental product or complete prototype model according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronic systems or components.
Recommends changes in processes or installation specifications to simplify assembly and maintenance.
Sets up standard test apparatus or devises test equipment and circuitry to conduct functional, operational, environmental, and life tests to evaluate performance and reliability of prototype or production model. Analyzes and interprets test data.
Participates in the preparation of specific process documentation, as required.
• Support 5S Lean practices: Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.
Enter process data into computer database (SPC, JDE, Excel Spread Sheet).
Responsible for receiving and inspecting all materials coming in and out of the manufacturing process and R&D lab.
Respect & Family:
Work with Production Leader to resolve equipment quality issues in a timely manner, documenting the results using computer generated reports.
Required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by supervisor.
•Responsible Corporate Citizen
•Cooperation with Others
Education, Experience, Training, Certifications and Licenses:
Degree or equivalent experience:
Two (2) year degree in relevant field required. A four year degree is preferred.
Years of experience:
Preferred 2-4 years manufacturing environment.
Must successfully pass any pre-screening test(s).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Attention to detail
Properly adjust machine settings per product or prototype documentation.
Operate automated, semi-automated, and manual machines required to manufacture Light Form products and R&D prototypes.
Excellent written and oral communication
Demonstrated ability to:
Work at a highly motivated level with a sense of urgency and dedication to accomplishing tasks.
To interact with all levels of employees
Ability to type on computer keyboard for extended periods of time
Ability to operate menu driven automated equipment.
Ability to read analog gages (pressure or vacuum gages).
Prioritizing and executing multiple projects
Capable of measuring and electronically recording and charting incoming material inspections.
Electronic test equipment (volt-ohm meter, pressure gage) required for maintaining and/or troubleshooting the process equipment.
Automated LED pick and place equipment.
Roller lamination equipment.
Automated extrusion equipment.
Curing Ovens with conveyors.
Wire stripping, cutting, and crimping equipment.
Must be proficient in use of a personal computer, laptops, tablets, smartphone, printer, calculator, copier, and fax machine.
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications and data entry.
• Less than 10%
• Manufacturing and/or professional environment.
• Standing, sitting and walking for long periods of time.
• Environment can be hot or cold depending on outside temperatures.
• Requires flexibility to schedule and work hours.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
•Climbing Stairs: Ascending or descending stairs to gain access to a building or to move from one floor to another.
•Light Carrying: Physically transporting general office items/materials from one location to another.
•Fingering: Typing for extending periods of time, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm.
•Sitting: Particularly for sustained periods of time
•Visual Requirement: Able to see and read PC screens; detect color coding, read fine print, and/or normal type size print.
•Bending and Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
•Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, communicating orally with others accurately.
•Ability to understand, remember, and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information.
•Ability to understand, remember, and communicate routine, factual information.
•Ability to organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology.
•Ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule.
•Ability to understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines.
•Ability to complete forms, use existing letters and/or conduct oral communication.
•Ability to compose letters, outlines, memoranda, and basic reports and/or to orally communicate technical information.
•Ability to communicate with individuals utilizing a telephone; requires ability to hear and speak effectively on phone.
Grote Industries will provide reasonable accommodations, if needed, to qualified individuals with disabilities to assist employees in performing the essential functions of their jobs, unless such an accommodation would create an undue hardship on Grote Industries..
Grote Industries is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity in employment in which staff are treated equitably, and where they can realize their potential whatever their age, race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, creed, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, parental status, religion, belief or non-belief, social or economic class, employment status, or any other criteria that cannot be shown to be properly justifiable. Equality of opportunity and inclusivity is fundamental to the vision and values of Grote Industries. The principles of equality and diversity are at the heart of the Grote culture and are supported by appropriate policies, procedures and good faith practice.
Location/Region: Madison, IN (US)