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MI - Machining Engineering Tech

Position Summary

  • Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment.  Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of such equipment. Create and revise processes and process controls as well as quality and quality instrumentation.

Essential Functions

  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports.
  • Confer with engineers and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information.
  • Analysis of line production characteristics related to improvement of production rate, scrap rate and development of countermeasure activities to meet business plan goals.
  • Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
  • Specify system components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
  • Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, and maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles.
  • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to maintenance crew.
  • Use of drafting tools or computer-assisted design (CAD) or drafting equipment and software.
  • Provide feedback to design engineers on customer problems and needs.
  • Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair to ensure that machines and equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications.
  • Conduct research that tests and analyzes the feasibility, design, operation and performance of equipment, components and systems.
  • Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.
  • Develop and test models of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, possible new applications and necessity of modification.
  • Develop, coordinate, and monitor all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication, and operation of product designs.
  • Estimate costs and submit engineering counter measure activity for gaps in part costs and prepare documents.
  • Perform personnel functions such as supervision of production workers, technicians, technologists and other engineers, or design of evaluation programs.
  • Establish and coordinate the maintenance and safety procedures, service schedule, and supply of materials required to maintain machines and equipment in the prescribed condition.
  • Study industrial processes to determine where and how application of equipment can be made.
  • Apply engineering principles and practices to emerging fields such as robotics and waste management.
  • Recommend Corrective action using quality tools such as 5W 2H ,5P SA or other as deemed necessary for items with a negative gap.


  • Associate's Degree (two year college or technical school)


  • Two to four years related experience

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Relevant technical knowledge
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Quick understanding of old and new technology
  • Strong mechanical/Electrical ability

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • Auto CAD
  • Solid Works – Preferred
  • ProE – Preferred

Certificates and Licenses

  • Will train if necessary

Work Environment

  • Open Office Environment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is rarely exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures.