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Technical Operations Specialist - Grand Rapids, MI

  • Location
    • Wyoming, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


The primary areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform assigned electrical / mechanical work
  • Responsible for operation, repair, and maintenance of the following electrical / mechanical equipment in assigned area such as: Conveyors & related equipment, robots, automated equipment, programmable controllers, tooling and fixtures, local air handling equipment, electrical equipment used in the manufacturing process, vision systems,
  • Perform preventative and predictive maintenance activities per schedule
  • Employee must be able to operate industrial mobile equipment
  • Be the “hands-on” technical operational specialist, with both mechanical and electrical responsibilities to assure the optimization of all production equipment
  • Organize, plan and execute maintenance and process projects to include process system upgrades and new installations, design, build & debug as required
  • Responsible for the planning, scheduling, documenting and execution of all maintenance activities to include: operator maintenance training, and reliability centered maintenance activities: predictive, preventative, planned and reactive for electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic, and robotic
  • Address all machine related issues, with co-workers and management personnel with accuracy, in a timely manner, giving updates and schedules as necessary.
  • Provide technical (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic/hydraulic) expertise to the business unit team to assist in creating and implementing the best solutions to manufacturing challenges
  • Continually increase technical knowledge and knowledge of alternative work methods to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of equipment.  Conduct technical training to maintain the proficiency of the workforce and peers
  • Support all production operators, systems & tools which enable the production organization to own the process and achieve all throughput and uptime targets
  • Support global manufacturing systems compliance, business plan deployment, and global best practices
  • Participate and lead lean initiatives, such continuous improvement events, identifying and eliminating all types of waste
  • Maintain knowledge of all safety devices, procedures, the company, OSHA and MIOSHA regulatory requirements regarding machinery to identify, communicate and resolve all potential safety issues in an effort to eliminate all accidents

Additional Description


  • Technical degree / Four Year Apprenticeship required or equivalent experience OR one of the following:
  • o   Electrical Journeyman’s license or Mechanical Journeyman’s license
  • o   6 + years as maintenance technician / electrician technician
  • Familiarity with high volume automotive manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of advanced mechanical / electrical concepts
  • Knowledge of maintenance and construction standards and codes, and applicable laws and regulations
  • General knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems to include: basic electricity and electronics, controls and instrumentation, programmable logic control (PLC), robotics, mechanical drives and power transmission systems, fluid power and pneumatics
  • Working knowledge of general maintenance principles, blueprint reading/schematics and welding
  • Hands on mechanical and electrical capability, grasping complex systems easily, along with the ability to multitask in a highly flexible environment
  • Must be able to work off shift (2nd or 3rd shift)

Basic Preferred

  • Strong knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC 5000 and Siemens HMI
  • Knowledge to read / edit PLC programs
  • Practical knowledge of associated process equipment operations, sequencing, error-proofing and diagnostic capabilities
  • Knowledge of and ability to effectively use computer software as it pertains to maintenance needs
  • Fanuc robotics programming and maintenance
  • Welding MIG, TIG, brazing, ARC a plus but not required

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