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Apprentice Technician

Rogers Machinery   Centralia, WA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on December 3, 2021
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Apprentice Technician Job DetailsJob Location Centralia Branch - Centralia, WAPosition Type Full TimeEducation Level High School

Location:                    3509 Galvin Road, Centralia, WA 98531

Hours:                        Monday – Friday, 8AM – 4:30PM, additional days and hours as needed

Reports to:                 Production Manager

Expectation:              Full-time, additional overtime as needed

 

Rogers Machinery Company is a leading manufacturer of industrial air compressors, vacuum pumps, blowers, and air systems. We are seeking an Apprentice Technician in Centralia reporting to the Production Manager. This individual will be an integral member of a world-class assembly team in the Centralia Branch of Rogers Machinery Co., Inc.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES:

Assemble and test industrial equipment from bare parts, in an industry leading environment. This includes mechanical connections, supports, structures, and electrical control panels.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Read & interpret assembly drawings, P&ID’s and electrical schematics
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Physically able
  • Work well independently/self-starter and with a team
  • Tool familiarity

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assemble mechanical assemblies, such as air ends other compressed air system components.
  • Inspects components for proper assembly, specifications, fit and finish before installing.  
  • Plans assembly and positions components according to knowledge of unit being assembled and through interpretation of engineering drawings, layout drawings or electrical schematics. 
  • Positions components with an overhead crane or manually to fasten parts together with bolts, screws, rivets, or other fasteners, using hand and portable powered tools, supplied.
  • May remove small quantities of metal with hand files, scrapers, or machine tools to produce close fit between parts.
  • Install tubing and fittings for oil lubrication/cooling systems at various height levels.
  • May align couplings and subassemblies to gearbox or other components for a machined fit. 
  • Test completed assemblies for proper operation, temperature, vibration, and noise levels completing required test reports. Troubleshoot, repair, or replace faulty components during testing process.  
  • Work in conjunction with Team Lead to ensure assemblies meet design parameters
  • Perform workstation and shop clean-up duties daily.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

 

Qualifications:

  • Education: High School diploma or GED preferred, but not required.

 

SKILLS

  • Ability to apply electrical and mechanical principles
  • Ability to recognize common mechanical and electrical components
  • Must work well with others in a safe and self-directed manner
  • Frequent use of hand tools.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

 

Reading: Ability to read and interpret the following documents: operating and maintenance manuals, electrical schematics, blueprints, mechanical sketches.

 

Verbal: Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees. Ability to discern what questions to ask when requirements are unclear.  

 

Writing:  Record readings (legibly) on report forms.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to measure and determine proper clearances and fit on various parts.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Exert force of 25 lbs. frequently and 50-100 lbs. occasionally.
  • Constant stooping, balancing, crouching, reaching, fingering, and feeling.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Noise intensity level is occasionally loud while testing machinery, hearing protection furnished.