Manufacturing Engineering Technician

Manufacturing Engineering


Aprilaire is an industry leading provider of healthy air solutions who is committed to our mission; everyone deserves healthy air. You will join a team of professionals who are passionate, customer focused, adaptable, and leading the way for new HVAC technologies and innovative thinking. We are proud to be in over 7 million homes and look forward to our continued success; give your career a breath of fresh air today and consider joining our team!


As Manufacturing Engineering Technician, you'll work with the Manufacturing Engineering team at the Madison manufacturing facility and be a resource to the Maintenance team, supervisors, and operators. This position offers a lot of hands-on project work with our proprietary manufacturing equipment with various systems involving electrical/electronic controls and mechanical devices. 


Your day will include:

  • Working closely with experienced technicians as a key team member on existing equipment projects while striving for continuous improvements
  • Being the “go-to” person and solution maker for maintenance personnel, supervisors, and operators to address problems and get to the root cause
  • Actively engage in collaborative discussions for solving problems for plant tactical and strategic needs
  • Creating new drawing/models, or modifying existing drawings/models, in AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • Making basic modifications to Program Logic Control systems (PLCs) systems including modifications to electrical controls and mechanical systems
  • Assisting in developing scope of projects, conceptualizing solutions, and procure budgetary quotes
  • Working in the machine shop using shop tools such as mills, lathes, and welding equipment


If the below says “Me!”, consider applying today:

  • Electro-Mechanical Associates degree or similar degree; or two to four years related work experience.
  • Technical understanding of automated equipment engineering
  • Experience designing custom automation equipment
  • Basic knowledge and application of machining practices and how part tolerances affect machining requirements and cost
  • Knowledge of material properties (machinability, weldability, heat treatment, corrosion resistance, etc.)
  • Ability to develop design concepts into functional engineering drawing
  • Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot industrial electrical/electronic control devices/sensors (relays, transformers, PLCs etc)
  • Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot industrial mechanical devises (pneumatics, hydraulics, gear boxes, conveyors, belt drives, chain-drives, and presses)
  • Understanding of Ohm’s law, electrical safety, and electrical codes
  • Understanding of drafting standards
  • Mitsubishi PLC / HMI experience a plus

A GREAT PLACE TO WORK FOR ALL!  At Aprilaire, our employees are our most important resource. That's why we offer comprehensive benefits and unique perks, and why we create a shared purpose in giving back to our communities.


We care about your health by providing...

  • a comprehensive health insurance plan 
  • dental and vision insurance
  • flexible spending account
  • progressive wellness programming for you and your family (including fitness programs and incentives)
  • sick leave pay

We care about your wellbeing by providing...

  • vacation and holiday pay
  • summer hours
  • dress for the day (casual dress code)
  • free coffee and popcorn
  • employee discounts on Aprilaire products
  • wireless discounts

We care when you need it most by providing...

  • company-sponsored short and long term disability plans
  • employee assistant program
  • identity theft protection
  • bereavement pay

We care about your financial wellness by providing...

  • 401(k) with company match and generous profit sharing
  • three types of life insurance coverage
  • college savings plan
  • scholarship awards

We care about your growth by providing...

  • tuition reimbursement program
  • learning and development opportunities

We care about our community by...

  • giving back to local charities through fundraising, volunteering, and charitable events
  • sponsoring employees and immediate family members for their participation in charitable events




Corporate Headquarters  

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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