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Quality Technician, 1st Shift, Marathon Equipment v863

Environmental Solutions Group encompasses industry-leading brands — Heil Environmental, Marathon, Bayne, The Curotto-Can, 3rd Eye, Soft-Pak, and Parts Central — to create a premier, fully integrated equipment group serving the solid waste and recycling industry. Through extensive voice-of-customer outreach, in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, a wide-reaching service network, and proven industry expertise, Environmental Solutions Group is focused on solving customer problems through environmentally responsible products and providing world-class support. Our mission, "Improving Lives," drives us to make a significant difference, both in the marketplace and in the lives of our employees and their communities. For more information, visit

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $8 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Clean Energy & Fueling, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Climate & Sustainability Technologies. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 65 years, our team of over 25,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.” Additional information is available at

Operating Company:  Environmental Solutions Group - Marathon Equipment

Location:  Vernon, AL

Reports To:  Quality Manager

Department:  Quality

Shift: 1st shift


Position Summary: 

Marathon Equipment is looking for a high caliber individual to join our fast-paced organization as a Quality / Process Technician and to take a lead role in further enhancing our Quality Management System. The successful candidate will have a strong background in continuous improvement activities. The candidate must have strong analytical skills to further develop our data capture system and be well versed in root cause analysis and be able to further develop corrective and preventative actions and feedback communication throughout the entire organization. Must be experienced in continuous improvement activities such as Kaizen events, 5S, Kanban, value stream and process mapping. Must also be a practical hands-on technician but also have a vision for the future state. Previous experience in a fabrication, hydraulics and electrical processes would be favorable. Must be willing to work overtime as needed when units are being produced.


Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  1. Constantly promote all Continuous Improvement activities.
  2. Run tests on various types of equipment.
  3. Make minor repairs as necessary to make all units meet standards.
  4. Comparing design drawings and job orders to actual product produced.
  5. Understand construction methods and procedures used at Marathon Equipment.
  6. Using the Quality Management System data target improvement activities for Marathon products and processes to improve customer satisfaction both internal and external.
  7. Create and implement ever improving electronic information via the Quality Management System intranet via Standard Operating Procedures, video, CD, and web-based tools.
  8. Play a lead role in the development and guide the continued execution of the Marathon Quality Management System.
  9. Work with Quality Manager on root cause, corrective action, and verification of effectiveness checks.
  10. Perform daily audits on units in all areas of the plant.
  11. Play a lead role in the development and guide the continued execution of the Marathon Production System.
  12. Take a lead role in the development in Lean activities such as developing training and communication tools.
  13. Lead Major and Minor kaizen events and train colleagues to lead their own major and minor events.
  14. Conduct 5S and Safety audits and develop programs to improve safety record.
  15. Develop strong sustainable improvements to processes, both manufacturing and transactional.
  16. Strong communication skills.
  17. Assist in guiding the use of technology in Quality Management System. 
  18. Must be willing to work overtime (Friday-Saturday) as needed when units are being produced.


Job Specifications:

  1. 5 years’ experience at multiple manufacturing processes within Marathon production environment.
  2. Works under limited supervision while implementing clearly communicated corporate strategy and goals. Must work on own initiative and constantly support the company mission and effectively communicate to all, the requirements of the Quality Management System.
  3. Exercises a moderate degree of judgment. Specific and general results as well as effectiveness of operation and administration are subject to supervisor examination and review.  Questionable matters referred to supervisor for clarification, assistance, and/or intervention.



Education:  Requires a High School diploma or GED.

Knowledge: Requires ability to understand general arithmetic; ability to write in an understandable manner; understand verbal or written instructions; ability to read and understand instructions, lists and billing materials; use PC based applications, including JD Edwards, Outlook, and Microsoft Office, knowledge normally acquired through high school or equivalent experience.

Mental: Requires normal attention with periods of high concentration intermittently to operate machinery approximately 50% of time.

Physical: Requires walking/standing approximately 70%, lifting up to 40 pounds approximately 15% of time; involves repetitive overhead work approximately 10% of time; involves repetitive stooping, forward bending and crouching approximately 5% of time.

Manual Dexterity: Requires use of hands, arms and feet for repetitive lifting; use of hands and arms to operate all manufacturing equipment, meters, chains hoists, automatic drills and general hand tools and to record written information.

Audible Demands: Requires ability to follow verbal instructions and to hear for safety purposes.

Visual: Requires the ability to visually observe essential functions for satisfactory job performance and safety; color and depth perception required.

Environmental: Involves exposure to plant environments with the presence of dust, fumes, noise, and fluctuating temperatures due to lack of climate control.


Note: Supersedes All Preceding Job Descriptions:

The above job description is intended to describe the general content, identify the essential job functions, and set forth the requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of job functions or requirements.


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 : Quality & Continous Improvement


Job Segment: Sustainability, Hydraulics, Maintenance, Equipment Operator, Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality

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