Manufacturing Engineering Technician I in Radford, VA at Kollmorgen

Date Posted: 2/18/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The primary objective of the Manufacturing Engineering Team is to facilitate the manufacture of Kollmorgen products by removing obstacles to Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Productivity.  Manufacturing Engineering Technicians ensure the Associates doing the work have the resources, direction, and knowledge to do their job properly.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support Product Line manufacturing by investigating and resolving product, process, or equipment issues in a thorough and timely manner
  • Provide daily oversight and support to areas in the factory where associates are in training
  • Provide direct training in areas of expertise
  • Investigate and create rework plans for discrepant products
  • Stops production and escalates safety, quality, or productivity issues as needed
  • Determine tooling needs for production
  • Create and maintain process documentation and work instructions
  • Conduct time studies and create standard work playbooks to ensure effective and efficient production
  • Evaluates effectiveness of ETP for specific role, suggests and implements improvements to existing ETP documents
  • Schedules ETP signoffs and audit steps with QE, ME, or AM
  • Schedules weekly training progress meetings with Trainee, Trainer, AM, QE, and ME
  • Conduct audits of cells, individuals, or products to assess compliance to documented processes
  • Conduct safety audits and implement countermeasures for safety issues
  • Coordinate the installation and start-up of replacement production equipment
  • Participate in Kaizen events

Job Requirements

Critical Competencies

  • Must have a strong problem-solving mindset and a demonstrated desire to drive to root cause for solutions
  • Needs a desire to learn and grow their skill set, as well as an appreciation for sharing their knowledge
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • A proven ability to interact with people at all skill levels and functions

Education and Experience Requirements


  • 3 years’ minimum in a production environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team or independently with minimal oversight
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products
  • Solid attendance record and no warnings in the last 3 year


  • Associate degree or applicable technical training
  • 5 years’ minimum experience in a production of electric motor components
  • Process experience in a minimum of 3 of the major (cell level) process used in the production of electric motor components
  • Experience working in a Lean Production environment or using the following tools:
    • 6-sigma
    • Single piece flow
    • Variation reduction
    • Standard work
    • Value stream mapping
    • 5s

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