USA, LaFayette, GA
Job Posting Title
Test Equipment Maintenance (2nd Shift)
Maintain, repair, troubleshoot, program, and operate all test equipment. Maintain and repair manual, electrical, and pneumatic tools. Support plant production, quality and safety by performing preventative maintenance, installing new equipment and responding to equipment breakdowns.
What you will Do
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (7-10):
- Support production by responding to equipment breakdowns.
- Perform project and equipment installations.
- Assist operators, engineers and team leaders in determining root causes of equipment breakdowns.
- Maintain and repair manual, electrical, and pneumatic tools including airguns, tape machines, pipe-up guns, leak testers, gas testers, flow testers, radios, and paging equipment to ensure effective operation of assembly line tools.
- Maintain and operate Program Logic Controller (PLC) units including updating, programming, and troubleshooting to ensure efficiency of test equipment.
- Maintain and operate computerized testing equipment (HP/PCs and Intel 186) including updating, programming, and troubleshooting to ensure efficiency of test equipment.
- Troubleshoot and clean motors for Staco voltage regulators to ensure proper regulation of incoming/outgoing power to assembly lines.
- Calibrate test equipment on six-month rotational periods to ensure accuracy of test equipment measurements.
- Maintain and monitor the electro-static discharge (ESD) equipment.
- Assist in installation, removal, and relocation of test equipment, including wiring test and buss bars to ensure efficiency of production.
- Assist in training of test operators on both gas and electric product lines to ensure effective use of test equipment.
- Ensure test parameters match Engineering specifications
- Communicate and notify maintenance leaders of any equipment issues out of compliance
- Administer and maintain CDRH equipment.
- Physical demands of the position include: Frequent handling and lifting of parts/equipment; frequent standing, walking, reaching at waist level, bending, pushing/pulling, grasping, pinching, fine motor coordination, and neck flexion; occasional sitting, reaching overhead, reaching at shoulder level, reaching at knee and floor level, stooping, squatting, crouching, kneeling, crawling, climbing stairs/ladders, pivoting, twisting, neck extension/rotation, and shoulder circumduction. Handling, lifting, and carrying parts/equipment – minimum 62 lbs.
- Ability to work with parts/equipment which may be hot, cold, and/or wet.
- Ability to work in loud/noisy environment.
What you need to Succeed
- Read wiring diagrams, blueprints, and schematics.
- Modify test equipment as needed to meet test requirements due to product updates.
- Build serial cables
- Give inputs on new and relocated equipment installations.
- Understand the operation and application of plant equipment
- Actively participate in maintenance teams
- Participate in process/yield improvement, uptime improvement, and cost-reduction teams
- Order parts/materials following plant procedures
- Comply with the Roper Corporation Quality Operating System
- Understand and follow spare parts and store room procedures
- Continually observe equipment/processes for abnormal conditions and work to make repairs as needed
- Update/enter information into plant Computer Maintenance System as necessary
- Record reading and measurements as appropriate
- Work with and assist contractors on projects
- Ensure all team members wear proper PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment)
Identify potential unsafe situations, implements corrective actions including the application of ergonomic principals, and all accident/safety procedures while handling the situation
EDUCATION: High school diploma or G.E.D. required. Two-year degree in electronic or electrical training or equivalent in military training.
Industrial maintenance certificate or completion of the General Maintenance Skills Upgrade Program. Possess knowledge of test equipment, calibration procedures, ESD equipment, motors, pneumatic principles, AC/DC circuits, digital and analog principles, and specified EHS training.
EXPERIENCE: 3 years experience in an industrial maintenance environment or 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment.
SKILLS/ABILITIES: Must possess the ability to read, write, and perform basic mathematical functions at the high school level. Ability to read and follow schematic diagrams and blueprints. Must be able to use and understand the uses of various types of test equipment. Must be able to see and manipulate machine parts smaller than ¼”. Must be able to read equipment manuals as well as electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
The employee must be able or be able to learn to program, update, and troubleshoot PLCs, PCs, and Intel 186 computers. Ability to operate personal computer software including Windows, Word, and Excel as well as possessing keyboarding skills is required. Full understanding of the safety requirements and use of hand tools is required.
Near visual acuity, primary color discrimination and accommodation are required for reading machine dial gauges, precision measuring instruments and computer screens. Ability to monitor machine sounds to identify and diagnose changes and take appropriate action.
Employee must have the ability to work on his/her own with no direct, constant supervision. The employee must be comfortable performing the essential job functions and feel comfortable being held accountable for their completion.
Ability to perform essential job functions of stated job position, with or without an accommodation, including, but not limited to: Frequent handling and lifting of parts/equipment; frequent standing, walking, reaching at waist level, bending, pushing/pulling, grasping, pinching, fine motor coordination, and neck flexion; occasional sitting, reaching overhead, reaching at shoulder level, reaching at knee and floor level, stooping, squatting, crouching, kneeling, crawling, climbing stairs/ladders, pivoting, twisting, neck extension/rotation, and shoulder circumduction. Handling, lifting, and carrying parts/equipment (minimum 62 lbs.)
EQUIPMENT/JOB TOOLS: Basic shop equipment including but not limited to hand tools, welders, saws, grinders, grease gun, fork truck and overhead crane. Ability or ability to learn to operate and repair PLCs, PCs, Intel 186s, manual, electrical, and pneumatic tools, tape machines, and other equipment or tools as specified. Ability to operate digital multi-meters, oscilloscopes, decade boxes, etc.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Production shop
GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.