Surface Engineering Technician 1

Fisher Barton - Zenith Cutter

Sun Prairie, WI


Surface Engineering Technician, 1st Shift- 5:00am-3:00pm, Monday- Thursday

If you like learning about and using the latest gadgets, can work safely and efficiently as part of a team and are looking for an opportunity to grow, turn that passion into a career as a Fisher Barton Surface Engineering Technician.  Surface Engineering Technicians operate, set up, adjust, program, and troubleshoot machines and tooling in a fast-paced environment, ensuring machines run smoothly, work at capacity without issue, and are appropriately maintained. Fisher Barton values our 3C’s Culture, working every day to execute Customer Excellence, A Culture of Fairness, and Community Involvement.

You will:

  • Adhere to Fisher Barton Safety and Quality procedures and regulations and business code of ethics
  • Transfer high quality engineered coatings onto parts
  • Rotate through multiple process steps in at least one process area, including: washing, masking, pre- & post- grit blasting, filling powder feeders, wire reel replacement, spraying/cladding parts, loading and unloading parts into fixturing, heat treating, part inspection & measurement, packaging, and material handling
  • Operate, setup and troubleshoot all equipment within the production cell by following work instructions, inspection procedures, and documentation requirements
  • Log time, task completion, and inspection results throughout the day using a computer
  • Read setup sheets & basic part engineering drawings, and understand statistical process trends
  • Comply with the Fisher Barton Quality System and ISO 9000 requirements
  • Maintaining accurate, legible, and complete Quality and Process documentation
  • Collaborate with other technicians, engineering & leads/supervisors to continually improve the safety of your work environment, the quality of your products, the efficiency of your processes and your productivity
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement teams and training, as they arise
  • Maintain housekeeping and 5S in the work area

The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature of the job and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of position responsibilities. Responsibilities and impact may crossover technical fields/functions.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, or 1 year work experience
  • Able to read, write, and communicate English effectively
  • Adept with basic mathematics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in troubleshooting problems to rapidly obtain successful outcomes
  • Basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Windows)
  • Ability to work well with personnel from all levels in all functions of the organization

Physical | Visual Demands:

  • Ability to stand 8-12 hours a day
  • Ability to sit, stand, squat and bend
  • Reach overhead with one or both arms
  • Repetitive movement of lifting and placing parts on machines / up to 15 pounds
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to occasionally push/pull up to 75 pounds 


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment:

  • Manufacturing: Loud (Examples:  metal can, manufacturing department, large earth moving equipment)
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of environmental conditions. 
  • Fisher Barton provides our team members with safety footwear and prescription safety eye glass benefits. 


Work Location: 210 Business Park Drive

Shift: 1st Shift- 5:00am-3:00pm, Monday- Thursday


Benefits Package:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Company Paid Employee and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee, Spouse and Child Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Prescription Drug Benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • 96 hours (12 days) Paid Time Off to start 
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health Savings Plans (HSA, FSA and Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts)
  • Eligibility to participate in the ONE Fisher Barton Quarterly Bonus Plan
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Wellness Programs
  • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Off-Site Team Building Events
  • On-Site Cookouts and Celebrations
  • Birthday and Anniversary Recognition
  • Holiday parties
  • And more!


Who we are:

At Fisher Barton, we combine years of experience across multiple industries to deliver unparalleled innovation. Our world-class talent understands the behavior of materials and develops leading-edge solutions that meet your unique needs. We’re more than a source for high-quality parts; Fisher Barton is your resource for the highest quality solutions you’ll find—anywhere.


Fisher Barton is an equal opportunity employer who welcome and encourages diversity in our workforce. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to any status or characteristic protected by law.