Engineering Technician

The primary role of the Engineering Technician is to continuously improve production levels and quality through innovation in the design, repair and maintenance of equipment and process flow. This includes maximizing the time, equipment is available for operations and minimizes equipment down time. This position is responsible for making independent decisions in the areas of cost reduction, trouble shooting, equipment/upgrade installations and start-up duties. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, problem solver who is knowledgeable in hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and mechanical systems and has a strong work ethic to improve quality and production levels. All decisions will need to be in compliance with current electrical codes, OSHA safety standards, Worthington safety and operational procedures. This position is also responsible for working with vendors to get the best comparable price for supplies and services.
Trouble shoots critical machine breakdowns through root cause analysis.
Manages machine control code modification, creation and documentation.
Assists in the installation and startup of systems of new equipment.
Recommends and implements machine enhancements and upgrades to improve machine quality, reliability and efficiency.
Instructs and mentors Maintenance Technicians.
Directs outside contractors in performing elec. and mech. projects and repairs.
Drives implementation of new projects.
May be involved with the design, procurement and testing of new equipment and the development of procedures and documentation.
Manages vendor selection and ordering of supplies.
Other duties as assigned.
Desired Experience
Mentoring and coaching skills
Equipment problem solving
General systems knowledge (hydraulic/pneumatic/electrical/mechanical)
Ability to program, Program Logic Controls (PLCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) and other level one machine control devices
Knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems technology that will result is systems being upgraded as needed
Knowledge of safety protocol such a lock out tag out and safe electrical work practices
Electrical troubleshooting
Strong attention to detail and consistent work patterns
Ability to multi-task and work at a fast pace
Ability to work in a team
3 years of experience in manufacturing environment or equivalent
PLC, AC and DC drive training
Basic industrial electrical training
High voltage training (Level I, II and III)
Associates or equivalent in Electronics or Engineering General
Company Information
Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they're our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We're looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.
Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a "Most Admired Company" and four times as a "100 Best Companies to Work For."
Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran's status.
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