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Assembly Maintenance Technician

Job Number:  42338
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Drive Automotive
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

PIEDMONT, SOUTH CAROLINA, US, 29673

Assembly Maintenance Technician

Role Summary

Purpose and Responsibility of the Position:

Assembly Maintenance Technician will provide technical support for production and carry out the assignments and responsibilities given to them by the Assembly Maintenance Supervisors and Team Leaders.

The Assembly Maintenance Supervisor is responsible to ensure that the Customer, People, and Investor goals are balanced and met.

Key Responsibilities

Essential Functions of the Position:

In general, ensure the achievement of departmental OEE targets through the achievement of equipment availability targets.

Additional tasks may include but will not be limited to:

  • Adjust & repair automotive manufacturing equipment, repairs and services, and test equipment using hand tools and power tools.
  • Disassemble defective equipment as well as replaces defective parts, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, etc.
  • Reassemble, adjust and test repaired equipment. Equipment testing includes the ability of the maintenance associate to operate the machine during non production hours, producing quality parts to ensure machine functionality.
  • May specialize in repairing specific manufacturing equipment, and equipment that is not specific to the manufacturing process.
  • Troubleshooting and modification to maintain uptime, make modifications to improve efficiency and reliability of equipment and its systems. Oversee modifications by internal and external resources for process changes, new models and expansion.
  • Use computerized or manual Maintenance Information Systems to document the details of equipment related issues, repairs made, Preventative and Predictive Maintenance measures taken, etc.
  • Make necessary adjustments to parts and machinery to ensure proper production run.
  • Basic robotics troubleshooting on robots.
  • Basic electrical circuit troubleshooting.
  • Use computerized or manual systems to facilitate root cause analysis for failures resulting in major downtime (as defined by management). Once the root cause has been identified, put measures in place that will prevent reoccurrence within the affected business unit as well as across the facility.
  • Optimize/upgrade or change equipment based on safety, quality, or production requirements.
  • Interface with all necessary IBU associates, (production supervision, etc., to ensure issues are identified and resolved. In general, communicate with the production team.)
  • Ensure new parts get ordered or returned unused part back to the correct stock location.
  • Update verification forms when needed.
  • Practice good housekeeping on the shop floor and in assembly cells.
  • May be required to rotate shifts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrate leadership experience or leadership qualities and work well in a team.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Education and/or Experience

  • Technical Associates Degree preferred, or equivalent automated manufacturing experience required. Mechatronics degree a big plus! Technical knowledge will be demonstrated through a technical assessment prior to hire, lateral move, or promotion.
  • Minimum 4 years of automated manufacturing technical experience required.
  • Basic = less than 1 year of experience/training needed; Intermediate = 1-3 years of experience training may be needed; Advanced = 3-5 years’ experience/no training needed; Expert = 5+ years’ experience/able to train others. Intermediate = 1-3 years of experience / some training required. (preferred)

Communication Skills

  • Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
  • Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customer, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands / Work Environment

Manufacturing Environment: Examples are 1) Transports materials or inspects building, equipment and other items; 2) Operates computers or other office equipment; and 3) Sit or stand for prolonged periods of time. Physical demands should be described in terms of what has to be done and not in terms of physical or mental attributes. Identify the key physical demands required to perform the essential function of the job and indicate whether the responsibility is performed occasionally (“O”), frequently (“F”), or constantly (“C”).

  • Walks to, and works in production areas. (F)
  • Operates and repairs automated production equipment. (F)
  • Lifts/moves heavy objects. (F)
  • Must be able to make good decisions and troubleshoot in an high pressure environment. (C)
  • Sits or stands for prolonged periods of time. (O)
  • Operates computers (F)
  • Wears protective equipment (F)
  • Works 10-12 hours per day (F)
  • Works weekends as required (F)
  • Works shift models as required (F)

Additional Information

Areas of Training Required:

Must have New Hire Orientation, Safety, and Understanding of the Charter prior to or within the first two weeks of assuming the role.

Work Remotely

  • No

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Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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