Engineering Technician

Date: Jul 15, 2021

Location: St. Paul – Minnesota, US, 55127

Company: Heraeus

Engineering Technician
Location St. Paul – Minnesota
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 14,800 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.


The primary responsibility of this position is to support the Process Development team in developing, optimizing and transferring processes and technologies for new products. This includes: evaluating and implementing improvements to processes, tooling and equipment; completing characterization studies; ensuring processes are accurately documented; assisting in training and qualification of those processes during transfer to production.


This position will be located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota and will transfer to our Fridley site after approximately 1 year.


Your Role and Responsibilities

  • Product product through development cycle including range-finding, characterization, design verification testing, or validation as necessary
  • Complete basic equipment setup for producing, inspecting and testing product. Utilize inspection equipment and measurement tools i.e. vision system, micrometer, calipers, etc.
  • Ensure that all data is captured and recorded in the appropriate system: IQS, SAP, Inspire or other as specified by Engineering. This includes in-process inspection, yield confirmation, effort tracking.
  • Provides input and works with engineering to develop new and improved processes, fixtures and tooling.
  • Assist in the creation and update of work instructions, process flow maps, visual aids, setup sheets, and other documentation needs. This includes capturing images and participating in design/process reviews.
  • Train new operators/technicians to new processes as well as enforce good manufacturing practices and HMC procedures.
  • Act as the first point of contact for production to help with technical support, trouble-shooting, problem solving and repair activities for new product launch and/or transfers.
  • Apply lean thinking and tools during product development to optimize manufacturing processes, eliminate waste, improve efficiency and product/process flow; and ensures a safe and ergonomically friendly work environment. Collaborates with team members to create solutions.
  • Work in a variety of environments from clean room, pilot production, engineering lab, etc. May travel to various sites to support development needs.


What is Required for this Role

  • High School Diploma or GED required; 2 year technical degree preferred
  • 1+ years as Senior Operator or Manufacturing Technician at HMC and/or 2-3 years in related industry
  • Ability to read and redline engineering documents: drawings, routing, control plan, work instructions, inspection needs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Quality processes and principles including Good Documentation Practices, SPC, SAP, impact to critical dimensions/features
  • Experience with basic inspection and measurement tools, including basic computer aptitude.
  • Comfortable working in a self-directed, fast-paced, team environment and giving or asking for instructions.
  • Willingness to collaborate with team to set goals and priorities and will follow documented procedures with accuracy.
  • Must be adaptive to change and must support a variety of work assignments to support internal and external customer expectation.
  • Experience in complex assembly, developing tooling/fixtures, setting up equipment preferred
  • Technical writing documentation ability preferred


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis