Manufacturing Technician
Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Inc

Bloomfield, Connecticut


Jacobs Vehicle Systems is looking for an experienced Technician to join our team. The Manufacturing Technician will assist the Manufacturing Engineer, Tool Designer, or Production Supervisor. The selected candidate will perform various duties such as prototype development, problem solve, process improvement, quality enhancement, and tool life studies. Supporting and training team members in proper equipment usage and operation, proper gaging, proper PPE, and Kaizen are key elements of this position. We are looking for someone who enjoys developing innovative solutions to complex problems in a fast-paced environment. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a great team environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Work and communicate collaboratively with other team members, engineering, customers, suppliers, and management in all aspects of manufacturing ranging from new product design, process improvements, troubleshooting, and resolving production issues.
  • Participate and solve problems within Daily Management Context structure including items such as machine uptime and tool life
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing processes and equipment. Analyze raw data to formulate root cause, develop solutions, evaluate risk, implement solutions, train the team in different situations
  • Edits and programs CNC equipment
  • Conduct Tool Life Studies and purchases machine components and loots from part lists and operation sheets
  • Assists Manufacturing Engineer, Operations Manager, and Production Supervisor in developing, building, or testing prototypes and new products, processes, or procedures
  • Trains new hourly employees during onboarding and through on the job training, as well as sharing advice and helping train fellow technicians
  • Lead and participate in Kaizen and coordinate major projects to facilitate continuous process improvements and improve key performance metrics
  • Sets up and operates production equipment in accordance with current good manufacturing practices, standard operating procedures, and verifies safety of equipment
  • Prepares production documents such as standard operating procedures, tool lists, tool inventory reports, and productivity reports
  • Shifts labor when necessary due to down equipment or call outs

Critical Competencies
  • Demonstrated work and strong troubleshooting with Hydraulic, Pneumatics, and Electrical equipment, including reading schematics.
  • Demonstrated CNC programming knowledge and problem-solving skills required. Programming and working knowledge of 4 & 5 Axis CNC Machining preferred
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Good communication skills and ability to train employees
  • Hands on type individual that can work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed
  • Proficient with 2D software. (Creo Parametric preferred)
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts including Standard work, Variation Reduction/Six-Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, IPO and Process Flow Diagrams is preferred
  • Must be able to provide support and back up to Production Supervisors

Job Requirements
Education and Experience Requirements
  • High School Diploma required is required. Technical or college degree preferred
  • A minimum of five years of work experience in a manufacturing environment is required
  • Minimum five years of experience in programming 3 Axis CNC is required

Physical Demand and Work Environment:
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • This position resides on the manufacturing floor and thus proper PPE must be followed

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to

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