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Technical Lead - Engines

Reference ID: R-2019-258

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Posting End Date: Mar 02, 2019

Number of Opening: 1

Worker Type: Permanent

Position Overview: Technical Leads play an integral role in driving continuous improvements at OEM, with customers, end users and through Caterpillar. By analyzing and determining root cause of failures, significant changes can be made to internal process, component design and use.
Utilizing background knowledge and experience, coupled with insights and training, the Technical Leads become subject matter experts, relied upon to provide support to the overall pursuit of quality and reliability.

Job Description:

Major Job Functions:
  • Through the Failure Analysis process, determine root cause of component failure
  • Prepare technical reports supporting root cause determination
  • Provide feedback to Caterpillar that initiate product improvement efforts
  • Observing and documenting component condition upon disassembly
  • Researching component history
  • Analyzing individual piece parts and relating this information to the function and operation of the components
  • Drive reliability initiatives through the review and analysis of component & piece part failure data
  • Assist in the development of technical documentation that supports the OEM remanufacturing processes
  • Assess product improvement recommendations and initiate required internal change
  • Lead or participate in business process improvement projects
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects
  • Develop subject matter expertise in an area relevant to the remanufacturing process in order to support peers and colleagues
  • During shift work tech leads are responsible for data collection for other team members (reports are authored by other team members)
  • Tech leads are responsible for filling our daily FLHAs any time they enter the shop floor and adhering to all safety policies
  • Maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers

Specific Skills & Knowledge:
  • Strong root cause analysis skills
  • The ability to effectively communicate technical findings in writing or verbally
  • Ability to clearly communicate work instructions to production personnel in order to document and preserve evidence of failure
  • Able to work within a team environment
  • The ability to work safely, lead by example, and to contribute to overall company safety
  • Fully conversant with Microsoft Office environment (Word, Excel)
  • Familiar with a mid-scale ERP environment
  • Familiar with Caterpillar SIS an asset
  • Familiar with Metallurgy principles would be an asset
  • Familiar with ISO Quality Assurance Programs
  • Technical knowledge of large diesel engines & systems, preferably but not exclusively Caterpillar Products including Caterpillar 3400, 3500 and C-series engines considered an asset

Education & Experience:
  • Candidates who have significant experience and/or an Engineering degree in related discipline (mechanical, metallurgical) would be preferred
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists or Heavy Duty Mechanics with equivalent experience will be considered
  • 4 years of work experience related to QA, Failure Analysis, Reliability or Heavy Duty Equipment repair or production

We are committed to diversity at Finning, to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Finning does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.

Posted: February 16, 2019
Closes: April 17, 2019
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10,000+ employees
Transportation and Warehousing

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Finning is the world's largest Caterpillar dealer delivering unrivalled service for over 80 years. We sell, rent and provide parts and service for equipment and engines to customers in various ...