• Manufacturing Process Technician

  • Overview

    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 Maintenance Department as a Manufacturing Process 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 Process Technician.  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 Process Technician position will have projects and tasks in the Madison manufacturing facility.  This position offers hands-on work with proprietary manufacturing equipment and various systems involving electrical/electronic controls and mechanical devices. 


    The first year in this role, you will:

    • Work with the Maintenance and Manufacturing Engineering departments as a key team member in the electrical and mechanical construction, implementation, updates, and/or upgrades of both existing and new 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.
    • Using Solid works to update part drawings and implementing solid engineered solutions to improve processes.
    • Learning Mitsubishi PLC in-house and demonstrating 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 Process 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 delivering indoor air quality and comfort solutions since 1954. 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, and much more!)
    • 401k with Company Matching
    • Profit Sharing - 6% in 2017
    • 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 E. Washington Avenue

    Madison, WI 53703



    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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