Production Technician


Madison, WI

What you'll be doing

Perform routine fabrication, assembly, installation, operation, maintenance, modification, and testing of mechanical components, apparatus and equipment. Complete production order and protocol documentation accurately. Review and correct work of fellow team member technicians. Perform routine testing of components, subassemblies and finished units. Develop test methods and documentation as needed. Assist with troubleshooting efforts during production and service of units. Assist QA with final testing and quality issues. Assist in ensuring that build protocols and procedures are highly reliable and repeatable to produce zero defects in units. Ensure production orders and shipments are completed on time to provide zero back orders or late shipments. Ensure safe practices and good work area housekeeping. Resolve unsafe acts and conditions with the help of production management. Ensure adequate supplies, materials and equipment is available for production. Ensure accuracy of inventory. Program microprocessors and computer controls used in finished goods. Assist in reducing manufacturing costs by identifying changes to components and processes to reduce raw material costs and/or process time. Understand and comply with ethical, legal and regulatory requirements applicable to business.

What your background should be

Two to five years of relevant experience in manufacturing electro/mechanical equipment. Skill in building and troubleshooting computer-controlled electro-mechanical assemblies and systems (preferably laboratory equipment). Skilled with basic hand and power tools (e.g. soldering iron, drill and taps, DVM, static straps, torque drivers, crimpers, pin extractors). Skill with interpretation of drawings, procedures, specifications, etc. Solid knowledge of equipment, systems and techniques appropriate to debugging mechanical and electrical systems. Ability to learn quickly and demonstrated attention to detail. Problem solver and solution oriented. Strong written and verbal communication skills, with proven ability to communicate correctly and communicate problems and issues in a clear and concise manner. Experience with technical and operational manufacturing process details. Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in the fabrication of mechanical components. Experience with engineering methods (six sigma, lean manufacturing, statistical process control, computer modeling, tolerance analysis, data analysis, experimental methods, etc.) to diagnose product, component and process performance issues.

Required Schooling / Training

Associate degree in a technical discipline preferred.

Who is the client company

This is a manufacturer of enzymes and other products for biotechnology and molecular biology with a portfolio covering the fields of genomics, protein analysis and expression, cellular analysis, drug discovery and genetic identity.
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