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Newell Brands Maintenance Engineering Technician, 1st Shift - The Coleman Company in Wichita, Kansas

Position Title: Maintenance Engineering Technician

Reports to: Maintenance and Tool Room Manager

Location: Wichita, KS

Job Summary: This position is to use established engineering practices when evaluating existing, new installations, building and modifying production equipment to improve performance and to ensure that all equipment meets OSHA and ANSI standards.

Job Duties:

  • If equipment is existing, help plan and manage the upgrades required to make equipment compliant.

  • Apply standard good engineering practices.

  • Provide engineering and project management support for equipment purchases and modification.

  • Establishing equipment specification, standardizing components and equipment whenever possible.

  • Ensure that equipment manuals include drawings, schematics, programs, operational instructions, trouble shooting guides, bill of materials and calibration and set up techniques.

  • Update plant layouts, electrical one lines, insure standard plant identification is used.

  • Maintain up to date Arc Flash data and insure proper labeling.

  • Apply Lean and Continuous Improvement processes and function as Project Leader in implementation.

  • Use current energy audit reports as well as required data collection to insure we are being energy efficient with new processes and equipment installations. Keep abreast of new technologies in this area.

  • Review current and completed projects to insure that projected performance, efficiencies and savings are maintained.

  • Project manages cross functional teams applying Lean, Six-Sigma and sustainability principles.

  • Maintain accurate and current drawings, technical manuals and SOP’s regarding equipment and maintenance of the equipment in the plant.

  • Insure that ergonomics, product flow, efficiency of time and motion are reviewed and implemented.

  • Continually review OSHA and ANSI standards with EH&S to ensure we are in compliance.

  • Must have the ability to work with RS Logic Programming with strong Microsoft Excel training

  • Train specific skill sets to other employees and track OJT

  • Must be flexible in working different shifts and be able to work a weekend schedule

  • Must be able to work overtime as needed

  • Observes all safety rules

  • Keep work station in order

  • Supports team objectives

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum 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.

Other Skills and Abilities: Project Management skills and the ability to apply standard engineering principals and function as project engineer. Knowledge of OSHA and ANSI compliance. Must be able to research and implement new technologies as relates to plant equipment and assembly lines.

  • Trained in the implementation of Lean, 5 S and Six-Sigma principles.

  • Programming of PLC’s with Allen Bradley and Barber Coleman.

  • Must be able to work with Microsoft Office including Projects and Access.

  • AutoCAD training preferred

  • Experience in Smart Cam beneficial

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • EPA Certificate preferred

  • Electrical License preferred

  • Welding Certificate preferred.

  • Ability to get a forklift license

  • HVAC Certificate preferred

Education and or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university, preferably in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to read and comprehend basic instructions presented in English.

Personal Protection Equipment Requirements

  • Safety glasses

  • Steel toed shoes

  • Hearing protection

  • Fall protection

  • Arc flash equipment ,

  • National Electrical Code (NEC) approved clothing (long sleeved cotton shirts and pants)

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from internal customers, regulatory agencies. Ability to effectively present information to management, peers.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory. Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

About The Coleman Company – a Newell Brands Subsidiary:

Coleman, the number one brand in outdoor recreation products, is a dynamic, market-facing company known worldwide for outdoor recreation products that are simple, fun, and reliable. Coleman has been fostering the connections made between family and friends through outdoor activity for over 116 years, and we continue to push for innovation and integrity as new and exciting products are developed.

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Newell Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, military status, any covered veteran status, disability status, genetic information, caregiving responsibilities or any other basis prohibited by law.