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Engineering Tech

Company: Emerson Electric Co.
Location: Rainsville
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Engineering Tech provides technical support needed to execute the required production plan. This position requires strong leadership in the area of safe plant operation and adherence to Safety/Environmental rules and policies. The position plays an important role in optimizing fixed and variable unit costs, and merges manufacturing and maintenance to leverage site resources as efficiently as possible. This position is instrumental in leading troubleshooting efforts with site electrical and instrumentation issues when problems arise. This position is a solution and innovation provider, as such plays a major role in the competitive manufacturing process.


  • Use Lean Manufacturing techniques to eliminate waste and improve efficiency.
  • Assist in monitoring efficiency and regulating inventory.
  • Leads continuous improvement teams as Lean Champion, leading in projects and initiatives.
  • Performs or assist in programming on new and existing equipment.
  • Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures, requesting special service as needed.
  • Works with vendors to source parts and to substitute OEM parts with more economical options, designing and testing improved parts, updating older electronics that are no longer
  • supported by manufacturers to improve equipment functionality.
  • Manages capital projects including identifying scope, specifications, design, cost, milestones, and oversees installation as well as the start-up and de-bugging of new equipment for the production process.
  • Provides leadership, coaching and direction to maintenance technicians in all aspects of their work.
  • Evaluates, prioritizes and advises on engineering projects by investigating costs, requirements, data, and necessary equipment.
  • Serves as project manager for major equipment or facility changes.
  • Performs engineering and maintenance work if needed to complete pending projects.
  • Analyze work flows within and across all departments to determine how the entire company can work better together to achieve cost reductions and improve safety, quality, and overall equipment reliability.
  • Review production information to understand methods and activities in manufacturing and services. This includes, but is not limited to, production schedules, process flows and engineering
  • specs.


  • Bachelor's Degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or a related discipline or an equivalent combination of work experience, training and/or education may be considered.
  • Must possess a minimum of five (5) years in manufacturing shop floor experience.
  • Must have prior project management experience.
  • Must have demonstrated machine and equipment troubleshooting skills.
  • Must have knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts, continuous improvement and problem solving methodologies.
  • The ability to analyze large amounts of data quickly and efficiently is necessary.
  • Proficient in computer applications; specifically MS Office, MS Visio, MS Project, Autodesk Inventor
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 10% to support other facilities if needed.


Our Commitment to Our People

We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills and competencies to compete and lead in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development from onboarding through senior leadership.

Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer you the right options to meet your individual/family needs: medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more. We provide employees flexible time off plans including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday leave.

Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities and the world in which we live. Learn more about us!.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company's values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place.

Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson is about welcoming, respecting, and valuing the differences each employee possesses. Inclusion is creating a real sense of engagement, belonging and connection for all employees. Learn more about our Culture & Values and about Diversity & Inclusion at Emerson.

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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Keywords: Emerson Electric Co., Huntsville , Engineering Tech, Other , Rainsville, Alabama

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