Columbia Tech

The Manufacturing Engineering Technician ( I ) is responsible for assisting Manufacturing Engineers in transitioning products from internal (CT Engineering) and external (CT customers) sources into CT manufacturing, and supporting those products once in routine production under the direction of Manufacturing Engineers.  


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in maintaining and processing changes through an Engineering Change Order (ECO) process for manufacturing files and databases, including Bills of Material, manufacturing assembly and test procedures work instructions, and test records.
  • With guidance and supervision, provide hands-on troubleshooting and problem solving support within manufacturing as needed.
  • Make recommendations to Manufacturing Engineering to minimize downtime and improve operational processes.
  • Collect and track identified information to support Manufacturing Engineering activities including product build and test cycle times, cost reductions and quality improvements.
  • Assist Manufacturing Engineers with revisions and improvements to manufacturing methods and procedures, including preparing ECOs and deviations.
  • Assist with hands on training of manufacturing employees on new products, tooling, equipment and process changes/revisions.
  • Schedule, complete and document routine maintenance on applicable manufacturing build fixtures and test equipment.
  • With guidance and supervision, participate in building and utilizing assembly and test equipment, including collection of data for analysis with Manufacturing Engineer.  
  • Support Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement activities as directed.
  • Assist in installation and validation of equipment and processes in the production area as directed.
  • Comply with policies, guidelines and regulatory requirements per CT’s Quality System.



  • Solid verbal and written skills.  Strong problem solving skills.
  • High school diploma minimum – trade school experience in technology discipline a plus.   
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar/related role within a production environment.
  • Follow Manufacturing Engineers direction.  Cooperative and positive attitude.
  • Basic computer literacy and working knowledge of MS Office tools.  
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems a significant plus.
  • Ability to interpret a bill of material, wiring schematic, assembly drawings desired.
  • Working knowledge in the use of basic hand tools, screw drivers, torque wrenches, etc.


Working Environment

  • Generally works in an office environment, but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. Occasional travel.


Physical Requirements

  • Interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting.
  • Must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone.


Note:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.