nVent is a $2.1 billion, high-performance electrical company with a dedicated team of 9,000 people and trusted brands such as CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER. Known for innovation, quality and reliability, our products connect and protect, consistently delivering value to industrial, commercial, residential, energy and infrastructure customers.
While our name may be new, our products have set the standards for quality for more than a century. Today as nVent, we are focused and forward-looking, ready to build upon our legacy. The future is now.
Designers and installers of electrical systems rely on nVent for industry-proven, globally compliant fastening and facility electrical protection systems. nVent’s electrical and fastening solutions are comprised of superior engineered products for niche electrical, mechanical and concrete applications.
nVent ERICO offers components for electrical protection, rail and transit connectivity, telecom installation, and utility and industrial facility electrical installation systems. The nVent CADDY brand includes fixing, fastening and support products for electrical installation, seismic and fire protection, data communications and heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. We also offer nVent ERIFLEX low-voltage, space-saving power and grounding connections for electrical panels and nVent LENTON engineered products for concrete reinforcing steel connections.
Behind the scenes: nVent ERICO has roots that trace back to 1903, when the Electric Railway Improvement Company was founded to supply power bonds, signal bonds and related welding equipment to railroads, mining and street railway industries.
Working closely with Manufacturing Engineers and Maintenance, the Manufacturing Technician plays a key role in reducing cost and increasing capacity on the manufacturing lines by accelerating the development of our cutting edge automation equipment and expediting the introduction of new findings into production processes.
Job Requirements & Skills
Troubleshooting and repairing automated systems in a high volume manufacturing environment. Work with the automation and controls engineers to ensure proper machine functionality.
Diagnose and solve root problems to ensure production flow is maintained.
Work and resolve quality issues affecting product or manufacturing methods.
Responsible for the electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic assembly of complex automation equipment using fabricated and purchased parts as well as bill of material provided by engineering.
Support the design and implementation of automated manufacturing production lines. Integrate automated systems into new and existing manufacturing and assembly lines.
Work with Manufacturing Engineers on capital planning and acquisition projects, including but not limited to helping develop technical requirements and specifications for outside vendors to bid and construct custom machines and control systems, and supporting implementation and validation of new equipment.
Documentation of mechanical electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic alterations and additions to equipment at various stages.
Work closely with the maintenance group beyond authoring PMI’s, to collaboratively equip maintenance with the skills necessary to maintain factory equipment.
Collect, maintain, analyze and interpret data to make decisions on project implementation.
Use Lean techniques to perform process reviews and aid in establishing standardized work procedures.
Work with operators, team leaders and value stream planners to optimize process center layouts and designs, incorporating material flow and line balancing to eliminate waste.
Participate in continuous improvement and corrective action activities and provide ideas and feedback.
qualifications and experience
High School diploma or G.E.D.
2-year degree in Automation, Robotics or Engineering.
2 years engineering / technical experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
Experience with Human Machine Interface (HMI), control systems, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) (Rockwell, Siemens, Omron) and control components.
Proven experience of strong trouble shooting and problem solving skills
Experience or exposure to machining including but not limited to NC machine tools; mill, lathe, saws, grinding equipment as well as rigging, driving forklift, driving scissor lifts, and using pallet jacks.
Proficient in reading mechanical drawings and electrical schematics including knowledge of redlining schematics for updates.
Proficient in wiring electrical control panels or equipment remote actuators and inputs and outputs as well plumbing equipment, pneumatic or/and hydraulic lines.
Experience in characterizing and validating new equipment and fixtures capability, repeatability and capacity prior to introduction to the production floor.
Ability to network cross-functionally.
Ability to think in analytical terms.
Well organized with meticulous attention to detail.
Ability to troubleshoot, problem solve, diagnose machine faults or minor issues and communicate challenges of automated equipment including PLC troubleshooting or programming equipment (Allen Bradley, Siemens) and Robotics troubleshooting or programming (ABB, Fanuc).
Ability to show initiative, be a self-starter and be able to work with little to no supervision.
Able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines.
Ability to learn quickly and adapt to rapidly changing business circumstances; must be able to thrive in a constantly changing business environment.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to use computer programs including AutoCAD, Solid Works, MS Office, MRP (JD Edwards preferred), etc.
Ability to document processes in work instructions format
Ability to plan, select, test, install and maintain equipment and other types of systems.
Capable to open and edit electrical or fluid schematics using AutoCad software.
Working knowledge of DC/AC electrical systems.
Ability to purchase made-to-spec parts and assemblies from a variety of local vendors via PO’s.
Knowledge in Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement.