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Kyocera International, Inc Engineering Technician 1 in Vancouver, Washington

Kyocera International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-tech ceramic and other products which are used in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, industrial and semiconductor. We have an excellent benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Pension and 401(k) with company match.The Engineering Technician will provide a variety of support to production, quality, and engineering teams. They will be responsible for the improvement and implementation of procedures throughout the plants and will be involved in technique cards, testing, implementation and scoping of projects. This position will assist with the setup of new production systems and may train machinists, operators and inspectors. The Engineering Technician must have strong trouble shooting skills and an knowledge of a variety of machining processes.(Tasks listed are intended to be descriptive and not restrictive. An employee in this position may perform any of the tasks listed; however, these examples do not include all the tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.)ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES *Documents, implements, and maintains methods, operation sequence, and processes in the manufacture of final product. *Establishes process and builds prototype level products to ensure customer quality and delivery requirements. May oversee the starting, running, and upgrading of manufacturing processes to maximize productivity without sacrificing quality requirements. *Creates work instructions and other associated process documentation following documented procedures. *Performs analytical and diagnostic engineering tests or DOE initiated by an engineer. *Visually inspects parts at required steps in the process with attention to detail, ensuring the parts are within specified tolerances. May disposition of reject parts. *Performs complex maintenance, set-up and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment. Responsibilities may include the programming or calibration of equipment. *May assist with managing onsite repairs or sub-contractors. *Analyzes problems and addresses RCCAAs using intuitive and analytical methods such as 8-D and 5 Why Analyses. *Takes ownership of projects and managing of results from cradle to grave with guidance from Engineering team. *Works directly with, and occasionally trains manufacturing employees (operators, inspectors, and machinists) on the production floor. *May assign and check work of lower level technicians and operators. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEKnowledge of a specialized field (however acquired), such as basic accounting, computer, etc. equivalent of four years in high school, plus night, trade extension, or correspondence school specialized training, equal to two years of college, plus 7 to 11 months related experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.COMMUNICATION SKILLSAbility to effectively communicate information and respond to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, general public and other employees of the organization. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy/procedure manuals; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS