Mechanical Prototype and Production Technician

  • Confidential
  • York, PA 17402, United States
  • May 06, 2016
Full time Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

Company Description   Tekgard is an ISO 9001:2008 Small Business that specializes in engineering customized thermal management solutions for government and industrial applications. Located in central Pennsylvania, Tekgard has a state-of-the-art facility with over 90,000 square feet dedicated to designing, manufacturing and testing. With over 10,000 environmental control systems deployed worldwide, Tekgard takes pride in providing a quality product that is reliable and capable of performing in any environmental condition. We stand ready to be your trusted partner and provide innovative solutions to your requirements.     Job Description   The Prototype & Production Specialist is responsible for planning, assembly and problem solving for prototype (first time build) products and low volume production orders. Works closely and collaborates the engineering personnel to successfully build new products that satisfy customer requirements. Determines best assembly sequence to support future production runs and documents all “as built” conditions to engineering. Assist production department to define optimum build sequence and work instructions.   Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for a high level of machine assembly proficiency including mechanical, refrigeration, brazing and welding skills.
  • Basic electrical theory/troubleshooting.
  • Responsible for reading and understanding engineering drawings, bills of material, refrigeration schematics and technical documentation.
  • Test and troubleshoot ECU's
  • Efficiently process prototype assemblies ensuring compliance to engineering requirements and company quality practices.
  • Provide "hands on" assembly to achieve engineering prototype requirements including as needed assistance for test lab set-up, testing and troubleshooting.
  • Provide "red-lined" drawings and Bill of Materials during prototype assembly to assist engineering with creation of accurate details and part lists for seamless procurements and production builds.
  • Provide technical support/input to assembly personnel prior to start of production builds.
  • Participate in early engineering design planning providing insight to optimize component layout, tubing runs, sequential assembly and issues of manufacturability, service, reliability, and assembly.
  In collaboration with employees and management will be directly involved with:
  1. Productivity improvements
  2. Reduction of customer and internal deficiencies
  3. Local line inventory management
  4. Workplace organization (5S)
  5. Continuous Improvement Program
  6. Work Instructions
  7. Employee Training
  8. Communication boards

Job Requirements:

Qualifications   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Attendance, punctuality, flexibility, cooperation, communication, integrity, and other general qualities of character are essential functions of this position.   Education/Experience:   High school diploma or higher and (1) one to (2) two years related experience and or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Industrial HVAC equipment assembly, testing and troubleshooting experience desired.   Certifications/Licenses:   Maintain Valid Driver's License   EPA Section 608 Certificate (minimum 1 & 2 level)   Forklift     Additional Information   E.O.E


Production-Operations Planning