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Engineering Technician

Klauer Manufacturing Company, Dubuque, IA

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Reporting Structure – This position will report to the Engineering Manager. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conduct activities to optimize manufacturing processes (roll forming, stamping, press brakes, slitting) and improve machine efficiency. Identify and implement ways to decrease set-up / change-over time. Identify and implement ways to improve part quality / decrease part variation. Identify the need for tooling / fixture improvements and work with the machine shop to implement as needed.
  • Work with engineering to document the optimized process / machine by developing standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and set-up data charts.
  • Implement the established SOP’s that have resulted from the optimization activities by training production team members in proper machine operation.
  • Assist production to identify and resolve set-up / quality issues. Compile a ‘troubleshooting guide” for each machine based on historical problem resolution information.
  • Conduct initial sample inspection activities and compile a corresponding report (ISIR) for new machines / tooling, as part of the new machine commissioning process or machine retooling. Use various measuring devices to evaluate initial sample parts and compare the results to established engineering drawings and standards.
  • Maintain machine SOP / set-up information files by processing change requests.
  • Uphold all workplace safety policies and procedures. 


Education and Experience:

  • Associates Degree (or equivalent 2 year program) in Engineering Technology or related field of study.
  • Knowledge of roll forming process and machinery a plus, but not required.
  • Knowledge of material properties and their effect on forming processes.
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing / Continuous Improvement Principles; 4M, 5S, 7W.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings.
  • Good “hands-on” mechanical aptitude with the ability to work with a variety of hand tools and measurement devices.
  • Must have excellent problem solving skills.
  • Must be a good communicator, both oral and written.
  • Must be able to prioritize and multitask the workload.
  • Good computer skills – Outlook / Word / Excel. CAD (AutoCAD) experience a plus, but not required.


Physical demands for this job require standing walking, sitting, pushing, pulling, bending, and stooping. May work in a standing or seated position or alternate between the two as necessary. Strength rating for this job is M – Medium work – exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and /or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for light work. 

Class I – Medium (Dictionary of Occupational Titles 4th Edition Vol. I & Vol. II)

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Job Details

ID 742633
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Skilled Labor Trades
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 1-2 Years
Education Associates

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