Manufacturing Engineering Technician

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Date: May 1, 2024

Location: Milwaukie, OR, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Warn Automotive, part of Vehicle Service Group is a world leader in driveline disconnect technology. Our heritage comes from making WWII surplus Jeeps easier to drive on the road with the first unlocking hubs. We continue today by making disconnects for cars, trucks, and SUVs around the world. These trusted technologies come from years of innovation and listening to our customer's needs. We have a bright future ahead so come join our growing team at Warn Automotive.

Position Summary:


There may be multiple team members in this position across different Business Segments.  Under general supervision performs complex functions across and/or within production teams related to process development and floor layout of production equipment, products and assemblies.  Using general engineering concepts and parameters directs production equipment set-up.  Performs studies and research regarding materials, chemicals parts and processes.  Conducts assembly, machining and/or fabrication process tests on new, prototype or experimental units, and analyzes and summarizes results.  Investigates and identifies production and machining process and inefficiency problems, and recommends improvements.  May perform CNC repairs, efficiently analyzing, performing diagnoses and correction malfunctions.  May provide Mastercam support, ordering and installing software, troubleshooting and assisting with training.  Develops tools and fixtures.  Creates shop floor documentation.  Assists in new product introduction.  May provide work leadership and technical assistance to lower level technicians.


Essential Functions:


  1. Work safely and without injury.
  2. Assists teams in complex machine/process problem-solving activities as necessary.
  3. Coordinates process improvements across and/or within production teams.
  4. Supports new product launches as necessary.
  5. Participates in new machine acquisitions and set-ups.
  6. Performs tool and die maintenance work as priorities dictate.
  7. Performs problem solving and diagnosis.
  8. May perform problem solving and diagnosis as well as repairs on CNC’s.
  9. May perform backup wire EDM operations.
  10. Responsible for prompt and regular attendance as scheduled.
  11. Manages special projects under the direction of team engineer as required.
  12. May train TDM on 4-Axis programming.
  13. May be required to work overtime.
  14. May develop shop floor methods, process instruction and process drawings.
  15. May develop tools and fixtures.
  16. Performs other various duties as may be assigned.




Required Education and/or Experience:


  1. Associates Degree or equivalent years of experience required.
  2. Seven or more years manufacturing experience required.
  3. Three or more years drafting experience.
  4. Experience with CNC lathe and mill programming and/or fabrication equipment and processes (depending on processes and machines used on assigned team).


Required Qualifications:


  1. Must possess basic reading, writing, and computation skills.
  2. Requires a well-rounded knowledge of fabrication and assembly techniques, tools and equipment, materials and shop equipment.
  3. Must possess good mechanical aptitude demonstrated as success in previous machine operation or like activities.
  4. Must possess good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  5. In-depth knowledge of machining processes and operations (such as turning, milling, drilling, tapping, hard turning, broaching, welding, powdercoat, forming, etc. as assigned team requires).
  6. May be required to possess CAD programming skills (Mastercam is preferred).
  7. May be required to possess the ability to program, set-up and trouble-shoot CNC mills and lathes.
  8. Ability to create or work directly from blueprints, specifications and diagrams to make prototypes, parts and tools.
  9. Ability to efficiently operate Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  10. Ability to work with minimal supervision/self-directed.
  11. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and lead others.
  12. Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, customers and visitors.
  13. Ability to effectively problem-solve.
  14. Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.
  15. Ability to facilitate activities necessary to a project’s completion.
  16. May be required to be skilled in Nx and IDEAS.
  17. Enthusiastic adoption and consistent demonstration of Warn Automotives’ Core Values:  Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit, Winning Through Customer Focused Innovation, Respects & Values People, Expectations for Results, high Ethical Standards, Openness and Trust
  18. May be required to participate in, retain, and effectively utilize concepts from various training that may be required.  Some such training includes vendor-based machine programming, maintenance and diagnostics classes (Mazak, Mori-Seiki, Fanuc, etc.), Mastercam NC Programming, SDRC Ideas and other courses/training as required.


Physical Requirements:


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Receive, understand, evaluate and appropriately respond to communications from employees, members of management, customers, vendors, and visitors using available technology, in person and in a public setting when necessary.
  2. Work for extended periods of time in a stationary position daily while performing repetitive assembly-related movements that may include consistently grasping, moving, and manipulating parts, tools, equipment and product in conjunction with completing required job tasks.
  3. Maintain professional and respectful communication style to ensure reactions and responses to both emergency and non-emergency situations serve as an example to others of appropriate workplace communications.
  4. Provide intellectually sound and well-reasoned answers, recommendations and solutions to identified business problems, issues and/or questions.  Efficiently and quickly analyze, process, manipulate, and accurately record extensive amounts of data (some of which is technical in nature) and other information that serves as the basis for this position.
  5. Observe and detect product anomalies, quality deficiencies and potential safety hazards using sound, vibration, appearance, temperature, performance, and other measurable quality control indicators.
  6. Move to, from and within the designated work area frequently and consistently throughout the work day and regularly throughout our building and/or across Warn-related property site locations, possibly during inclement weather.
  7. Use a personal computer or other technology devices frequently and consistently for the purpose of reviewing, analyzing, creating, transmitting, and presenting documents, data and other business-related information.
  8. Lift, transport and/or move a specified amount of weight frequently each day in the performance of regular duties as outlined below with respect to each assembly area.  Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing and descending a stepladder may also be required.


Environment/Atmospheric Conditions:


The work environment conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  This position’s job duties are performed generally in a shop or warehouse type environment.  Team members in this position may be exposed to loud noises from operating machinery, cold temperatures, chemicals and vapors, and possibly injury associated with work involving manufactured parts, assembly and heavy machinery.  The team member may also occasionally be required to work in an office environment with traditional office lighting and office furniture, as well as consistent and frequent noise, interruptions and other similar distractions.


Machines, Tools Equipment, Software:


Bench-type or floor-mounted machines (e.g. drill presses, grinders, broaches, screw machines, manual and CNC mills and lathes, assembly presses, saws, shrink-wrap machines, etc.) hand and power tools, measuring instruments, and lift trucks.  Phone, P.C. using Word, Excel, CAD, and MS Outlook, copier and fax.


The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be required for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this or similar positions and additional duties may be assigned.



Work Arrangement : Onsite  


We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Job Function : Manufacturing & Operations; Engineering

Job Segment: CNC, Machinist, Maintenance, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Manufacturing, Engineering

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