Nidec-KATO Engineering

St, IL

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Job Summary

Under direction of the Maintenance Technician Supervisor, performs various skilled and complex tasks in the repair and maintenance of production machinery and equipment which may include, but is not limited to, high speed automated assembly line equipment, contact welding and press machines, robotic coil winders, axial and radial inserters, wave soldering machines, and SMT equipment. Responsible to continuously improve the equipment and machinery while demonstrating excellence in maintenance service.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Monitors, analyzes, diagnoses and then fine tunes or repairs machine problems in conjunction with manufacturing engineering and production supervisors.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, drawings, wiring schematic diagrams, and complex equipment manuals.
  • Utilizes advanced mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills in problem assessment. Tests and evaluates equipment performance.
  • Utilizes effective PLC diagnostics and programming skills.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of preventative maintenance programs on all equipment. Works closely with production supervisors to schedule PM activities.
  • Train production operators on how to perform and assist with simple PM duties.
  • Assists with developing and maintaining the equipment spare parts inventory.
  • May complete purchase requisitions for the purchase of spare parts.
  • Investigates causes of machine problems, raw materials, tooling and equipment. Recommends improvements to processes and equipment to improve efficiency.
  • Properly documents new procedures and machine changes or additions. Accurately completes all paperwork associated with PM and machine downtime.
  • May create special fixtures or modify existing equipment with the use of surface grinders, milling machines, arc welder, and lathes.
  • Utilizes various diagnostic equipment and measuring devices such as voltmeters, calipers, micrometers, and oscilloscopes.
  • Supports and participates in the Company’s management and quality system including continuous improvement efforts.

Experience: 2+ years

Education: High School or Equivalent

Certifications: N/A


  • Prefer 2+ years of experience in maintenance of automated assembly equipment.
  • Ability to operate all production equipment.
  • Extensive knowledge of electro-mechanical equipment operating under PLC’s, robotics, machining, pneumatics, hydraulics, and sensor controls.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills with strong time and project management skills.
  • Basic PC skills (Microsoft Office, Word and Excel). Familiarity with computerized PM program preferred.
  • Preventative maintenance experience with exposure to computer software and systems.
  • Ongoing ability to compete high level mechanical diagnostic, calibration, set-up and repair duties as required.
  • Ability to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic functions.

Scope of Supervision: N/A

Travel Required: Negligible

Physical Demand (Special Considerations): While performing the duties of this job, the employee consistently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.

Additional Job Details

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at Nidec
Nidec is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, genetic information, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following website:

No Soliciting

Nidec will not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to Nidec job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Nidec Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Nidec Talent Acquisition team.