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World Class Industries Inc Factory Automation Technician in Hiawatha, Iowa


The core mission of the Factory Technician is to troubleshoot and help implement automation controls for the assembly floor and work cells. This role will focus on electrical specifications, maintaining system performance and performing preventative maintenance activities across all facilities. The Factory Technician would have a desired background in electronics and exposure to electrical wiring, transformers, breakers, switches, test boxes, batteries, etc. Flexibility, learning agility, customer focus and some travel regionally will be necessary to accomplish the mission of this role. Desire to explore new solutions and apply learnings to new projects consistently

Essential Functions:

  • Alignment with Corporate Values: All World Class employees are expected to perform their work in a manner that exhibits understanding and adherence to the Company Mission and Core Values of World Class Industries. Employees in management roles must exhibit continual improvement along World Class’s Leadership Traits. Further, each employee must read and adhere to corporate policies and safety protocol.

  • Training and trouble shooting on torque related equipment, camera equipment, sensors and electrical test boxes

  • Set up production cells to include PLC, RF components, electrical equipment and tie the equipment back to data base system.

  • Cross-Functional Competency and good decision making skills

  • Aptitude for continuous training on current and new technology and fixtures

  • Task oriented individual willing to communicate across departments

  • Perform other operations-related duties and/or special assignments as required


  • High school diploma or GED (required)

  • Two-year associates in related field, 5 years of experience or high aptitude in electrical components and electronics


  • Mechanical Operations

  • Exposure to PLC’s, electrical systems, safety protocols

  • Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and programming software

Physical Requirements:

Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to a minimal amount frequently.

Constant (67%-100% of workday)

  • Talking : expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

  • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touch.

Frequent (34-66% of workday)

  • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.

  • Standing : maintaining an upright position.

  • Walking : moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.

  • Hearing : perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.

Occasional (33% or less of workday)

  • Repetitive Motion : substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

  • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

  • Lifting : raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.

  • Pushing/Pulling : using upper extremities to press against something with steady force to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

  • Climbing : stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.

  • Bending : bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.

    Intellectual/emotional requirements

  • Adaptability to perform under stress when confronted with critical, unusual, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job .

  • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances, or standards.

  • Ability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.

Visual Acuity:

  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.

  • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.

  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

    About World Class Industries:

    WCI has grown from $50M in annual sales to more than $250M in the last 10 years. During the same period, we have added four new locations, bringing the total up to seven, including one located internationally. That growth has provided an opportunity to further expand our vision with our customers and increase our capabilities.