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Nova-Tech Engineering Refurbisher in Willmar, Minnesota

Nova-Tech Engineering  has a full-time opportunity for a Refurbisher.  

The Refurbisher works to remanufacture existing subassemblies and complete Nova-Tech Engineering (NTE) products. They troubleshoot, repair, test, and calibrate components and subassemblies to ensure they function per established tolerances and specifications. They use hand tools, test stands, and small power tools to complete their objectives.

About Us:

Nova-Tech Engineering was founded in 1992 and began as one person's passion to benefit the agricultural industry. Through innovative process automation technology, the company engineers and manufactures products that serve over 500 commercial poultry hatcheries in over 60 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Willmar, MN, on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus, Nova-Tech Engineering employs nearly 300 people in a variety of roles and expertise. We hire technically passionate, positive, career minded individuals who align with our core organizational values.

Summary of Core Responsibilities:

  • Interpret drawings, bills of material, and NTE procedures; Receives verbal instructions regarding remanufacturing duties to be performed

  • Rotate through different tasks in the remanufacturing areas

  • Determine if parts are of sufficient quality for remanufacturing

  • Perform in-process inspection (visual, gaging, and testing) during remanufacturing

  • Troubleshoot malfunctions and perform repairs as needed; Informs Product Owner of issues

  • Adjust assemblies to achieve specified electrical or mechanical characteristics

  • Perform daily equipment maintenance and complete daily documentation

  • Assigned work area, tools and gauges will be clean, and kept neat, safe and orderly at all times

  • Follow all NTE policies, procedures, and applicable laws

  • Will work overtime as requested by Product Owner

  • Recognize and comply with all safety rules

  • Promote continual improvement culture

    The Ideal Candidate Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to read English and interpret documents such as safety rules, repair instructions, and NTE procedures

  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

  • Strong attention to detail with ability to handle, disassemble, and reassemble small parts and electronic components

  • Ability to use hand tools such as screwdrivers, plyers, wrenches, crimpers, wire cutters and strippers, clamps, presses, etc.

  • Ability to solder electronic and electrical components

  • Ability to interpret schematics

  • Ability to recognize non-conformances to inform Product Owner

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide

  • Ability to operate a computer for logging time, data collection, and pulling procedures

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

  • Excellent communication skills

    Work Environment:

    The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member is regularly required to sit, stand, use hands to reassemble, and test parts

  • The Team Member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

  • While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member frequently works near moving mechanical tools and parts, and sources of electrical energy typically ranging from 5VDC to 480VAC

  • Eye protection is required at all times which may include safety glasses, goggles, or face shields.

  • The Team Member is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibrations

  • Hands are exposed to solder, fluxes, metals, oils, solvents, and adhesives. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Nova-Tech Engineering Core Values:

  • Collaboration/Communication: We will combine diverse talents to achieve shared goals.

  • Agility: We will be adaptable and flexible to do whatever is necessary to succeed.

  • Strengths: We will capitalize on the unique talents of each employee every day.

  • Innovation: We will inspire the application of imagination and science to create unique solutions to problems.

  • Excellence: We are committed to continually raising the bar for our products, processes and services.

  • Servant Leadership: We actively steward the Purpose, Vision and Values of Nova-Tech Engineering.

    Compensation Package:

    Nova-Tech Engineering currently offers a benefits package consisting of: medical insurance, paid holidays, PTO, health savings account with company match options, vision and dental insurance, short and long term disability, and a 401K plan with an immediate 100% match of the first 5% of your wages. Benefits start DAY ONE! We also compensate full-time employees an additional 5 days of PTO during the Christmas and New Year holiday season.

    Strengths Based Culture:

    In 2005, we began training on the Gallup Strengths concept of discovering employees' natural talents and managing to those strengths in order to maximize engagement and productivity. A strengths-based approach is one that understands each employee brings a unique set of talents and drive to his or her job, and that if allowed to further develop and use those strengths, everyone wins.

    To Apply or Further Inquire Contact:

    Rachel Weiss | Talent Acquisition Specialist

    320.222.9790 or Rachel.Weiss@nteglobal.com

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