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Technician, Maintenance

Job Number:  44708
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  ENGINEERED GLASS
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

HOLLAND, MICHIGAN, US, 49423

Technician, Maintenance

JOB SUMMARY:

Under general direction of Team Leader, provides technical support to enable the Maintenance Department to independently carry out daily responsibilities and integrate all phases of electronic/automated equipment installation, updates, and repairs.  Participates in continuous improvement processes and general upgrading of equipment and maintains equipment documentation as necessary.  Solves mechanical problems and gives direction for proper repairs.  Assigns tasks and trains other staff as needed.  Performs other duties as necessary in support of the Maintenance Department.  Works independently on assigned projects that range from simple program modifications to major redesigns that may have a mechanical, hydraulic,  pneumatic, or electronic scope involving senior/advanced level work beyond scope of Machine Repairperson and Maintenance Electrician.  Work may involve irregular work schedules and exposure to chemicals, high voltage from electrostatic equipment, loud noise, and hazardous waste. 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work is complex and difficult in character and requires strong technical knowledge.  Requires independent problem solving and decision making. Decisions often involve substantial impact and risk to the organization with potential for long-lasting results. 

  1. Provides technical support by monitoring, troubleshooting, and repairing all complex electrical, hydraulic, electro-mechanical, automated systems, vision systems and robotics systems.  Coordinates efforts and implements proper processes and procedures to resolve problems.  Updates equipment, solves electrical, mechanical and software problems, and gives direction for proper repairs in support of Maintenance Department.  Provides proper feedback and training regarding equipment, programming and process changes. Ensures all changes are properly documented.
  2. Contributes to Maintenance & Equipment Engineering Department objectives.  Reviews engineering specifications and designs of new equipment and/or redesign of existing equipment.  This includes safety requirements, electrical codes, and standardization of components, cost-effective design, and maintainability of equipment.  Maintains machine, mechanical, and/or equipment documents as necessary.
  3. May participate in continuous improvement processes and projects involving new product launches, cost reduction, up-time improvement, or evaluation of new equipment, etc. 
  4. Performs other duties as necessary in support of Maintenance & Equipment Engineering Department, such as supporting weekly and weekend production support, PM’s (Preventative Maintenance) and work orders.  Works independently on assigned projects that range from simple program modifications to major redesigns that may have a mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or electronic scope. 
  5. Performs all work in compliance with Magna and Magna Sealing and Glass Systems Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures as well as all federal, State and local laws; promptly reports any hazardous condition or workplace injury to immediate supervisor or EHS designate. 
  6. Analyzes, troubleshoots and improves manufacturing processes

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

Level I

  1. Two years of related work experience; or completion of apprenticeship as an industrial electrician (i.e. journeyman card).
  2. Ability to use and program personal computers and programmable machine controls with demonstrated knowledge of existing/new machine programming languages.  
  3. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, update, and work on all equipment in designated area of responsibility.  Must have current knowledge of electrical codes and electricity and be able to apply it to the job.  Machine rebuilding and mechanical knowledge including hydraulics required. 
  4. Demonstrated strong communication skills in order to communicate with other functional areas both internally and externally for successful completion of projects.
  5. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills to influence decisions that affect assigned projects.

Level II (in addition to above requirements)

  1. Five years of related work experience; or completion of apprenticeship as an industrial electrician (i.e. journeyman card) and three years of experience which includes advanced electronics/programming; or equivalent.    Demonstrated basic understanding of Lean Manufacturing, machine safety, and other current techniques related to manufacturing engineering.
  2. Assigns tasks and trains production and/or maintenance staff.  Assists Maintenance Manager, Equipment Engineering Manager and Team Leaders in evaluating employee skills and recommends additional training as needed.  Reviews potential training programs and conducts on-the-job training sessions for the Company.   
  3. Establishes new preventative maintenance procedures and periodically audits/updates existing procedures.
  4. Demonstrated project management skills to lead and manage a project.
  5. Excellent communication/negotiation skills to work in a positive, cooperative way and maintain productive relationships with key functional areas.

 

Level III (in addition to above requirements)

  1. Associate’s degree in a technical discipline plus a minimum of eight years of related work experience; or completion of apprenticeship as an industrial electrician (i.e. journeyman card) and eight years of experience which includes advanced electronics/programming; or equivalent.   
  2. Provides support for complex production equipment, new equipment launches and retrofits of existing production work cells. 

Note: the scope of work will involve PLC programming (modifying existing programs as well as creating new programs), modifying and creating HMI applications, vision system set up and programming, robot path program modifications and the associated documentation.  Extensive knowledge of AB RS500, RS5, RS5000, Panel Builder and RS Studio Software is a must.

  1. Demonstrated leadership abilities in managing programs to meet goals.  Demonstrated ability to work on long-term assignments, broad in nature, using a high level of originality and ingenuity.  Must be able to develop long-term technical strategies/plans to meet future business needs and growth opportunities.  Must be able to work independently with substantial latitude for unsupervised action or decision making.
  2. Computer Aided Design skills required to create, update, read, understand, and work using mechanical, machine, and/or equipment documents.
  3. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage several large and complex projects simultaneously.  Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others through support, training, etc
  4. Participates in problem solving and continuous improvement activities.


Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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