Manufacturing Engineering Technician

Manufacturing Engineering


Are you a creative problem solver?  Do you enjoy troubleshooting and working with electrical and mechanical processes?  Are you eager to learn new methodologies of maintaining electro-mechanical manufacturing equipment?  Yes, yes, and yes?  This is the job for you!


Join the Aprilaire Manufacturing Engineering department as a Manufacturing Engineering Technician!


We know the value our people bring to the organization. They are the reason Aprilaire®, a Division of Research Products Corporation® is a leader in the HVAC industry.  We are growing and promoting and that’s why the position of Manufacturing Engineering Technician is available.  Join our winning team!


Read on to check out the details of the position and why Aprilaire is a terrific company to work for.


The Manufacturing Engineering Technician position will have projects and tasks in both the Poynette and Madison manufacturing facilities.  This position offers a lot of hands-on work with our proprietary manufacturing equipment with various systems involving electrical/electronic controls and mechanical devices. 


The first year in this role, you will:

  • Work with an experienced Manufacturing Engineer as a key team member in the electrical and mechanical construction and implementation of new manufacturing equipment.
  • Establish yourself as a resource as a “go-to” person for maintenance personnel, supervisors, and operators on equipment issues, maintenance, troubleshooting, and operation.
  • Be fluent in troubleshooting Program Logic Control systems (PLCs) and making basic modifications to PLC systems using Mitsubishi.


You will be able to accomplish these performance objectives by:

  • Engaging in communication with manufacturing personnel to learn the operations including equipment, function, and resulting product.
  • Using AutoCAD to draw a layout of the facilities.
  • Learning Mitsubishi PLC in-house and demonstrate proficiency and assistance in troubleshooting.


What special qualifications will you bring to this position?  The following knowledge, skills, and abilities will serve beneficial to you in being successful as a Manufacturing Engineering Technician.

  • An Electro-Mechanical Associates degree or similar degree; or two to four years related work experience.
  • Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot industrial electrical/electronic control devices/sensors (relays, transformers, PLCs, touchscreens, VFDs, fuses, motors, circuit breakers, motor starters, push buttons/control switches, optic sensors, and proximity sensors).
  • Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot industrial mechanical devises (pneumatics, hydraulics, gear boxes, conveyors, belt drives, chain-drives, and presses).
  • Understanding of mechanical advantage, torque and force measurements/calculations.
  • Understanding of Ohm’s law, electrical safety, and electrical codes.
  • Understanding of drafting standards.
  • Ability to maintain individual task lists.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Pre-employment, post offer drug and background screen are required for all positions. 




About Aprilaire®, Division of Research Products Corporation


As the number one manufacturer of indoor air quality products, we know that smart, accomplished people are the reason for our success. It is because of those team members that we’ve been providing the best indoor air quality products to our customers for over 79 years. To create the best, we need to be the best and that’s Aprilaire®, a Division of Research Products Corporation® has been designated by InBusiness magazine as one of Madison's Best Companies to Work For and why we are a Worksite Superstar Award Winner and a Bicycle Friendly Business.


We offer a rewarding career with growth potential, the ability to make a difference in both your work and community, and the opportunity to work with a fantastic team. Our Competitive Salary and Outstanding Benefits Package includes:

  • Platinum Rated Health Insurance Plan (The Company covers 80% cost of the premium with a low annual deductible.)
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program (On-site Health Educator, Fitness Programs, Biking Initiatives Including Indoor Bike Parking, On-site Farm Delivery of Organic Produce, and much more!)
  • 401k with Company Matching
  • Profit Sharing - 6% in 2016
  • Vacation & Holiday Pay
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance (Employer Paid)
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability (Employer Paid)
  • Tuition Assistance
  • And much, much more! 


Apply online with your resume. Online applicants only please.  www.aprilaire.com/jobs



Aprilaire, a Division of Research Product Corporation

1015 East Washington Avenue

P.O. Box 1467

Madison, WI 53701-1467



Applicants have rights under federal and state employment laws:

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)  En Español

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  En Español

Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA)  En Español

Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)  En Español


Aprilaire is an E-Verify company.


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