Manufacturing Engineering Technician – 2nd shift

Why work for RL Hudson

We pride ourselves on our employees and meticulous facilities. When you work at RL Hudson, you’re a part of something great.  We are a rapidly growing, family owned company that specializes in solving problems and increasing value for our customers. Many of the world’s most sophisticated manufacturing companies rely on RL Hudson for a wide range of components, including molded rubber, molded plastic, formed hoses, sealing devices and custom assemblies. These large OEMs turn to RL Hudson when they need innovative design solutions, excellent service, reliable quality and delivery at a great value. We are constantly looking for talented individuals to join our team. Let’s explore the possibilities together.


Responsible for automation, and error proofing equipment in Manufacturing and Assembly.  Complete maintenance tasks on equipment as needed.  Provide support in troubleshooting and start up of secondary processes such as the hot plate welding, ultrasonic welding and in-process leak testing and CNC router.  Play key role in SMED, 5S and scrap reduction in manufacturing and assembly.


The organizational impact involves problem solving and decision making in a production atmosphere which affect the quality and delivery of RL Hudson products.


  • 1. Startup and production support for the following
    • Secondary processes, including hot plate welding and ultrasonic welding
    • Automation, including six-axis robots and sprue picker robots
    • Assembly equipment, including cells utilizing error proofing systems and pad printing
    • Process monitoring and reject management on IMM’s.
    • Communication with mold setters and other Manufacturing personnel about jobs that are running, problems encountered and how they were solved, etc.
  • 2. Maintenance and repair of equipment and molds
    • Trouble shooting and correcting problems that might involve injection molding machines, peripheral molding equipment, injection molds, automation, error proofing, and assembly equipment.
    • Communication of problems and solutions with the Maintenance Supervisor
  • 3. Special projects
    •  5S and workplace organization
    • Changeover time reduction (SMED)
    • Assembly of new error proofing, assembly, and automation equipment
    • Modification of existing equipment to allow for use on new or revised parts
    • Design and fabrication of miscellaneous support equipment
  • 4. Other Tasks as Directed by Sr. Process Engineer, Director of Plastics Products or V.P. of Operations, including: Report QA automation metrics and testing status to project team, Identify, document and act on issues found during automated testing, assist in deployment verification of applications or customer deliverables
  • 5. Occasionally step in as Shift lead when needed.


Knowledge and Skill

• Knowledge of processes and equipment used in a manufacturing organization
• Strong trouble shooting skills
• Ability to read and interpret drawings and electrical schematics
• Design work stations, stands, etc.
• Able to read and comprehend work instructions, part prints, control charts, maintenance logs, maintenance manuals and other operational literature.
• Welding and fabrication
• Interpersonal and communication skills.
• Organizational skills.
• Leadership


• 5 to 10 years of related experience.






Occasional (1-33%) Frequent (34-66%) Constant (67-100%)

Climbing: Body agility is emphasized for ascending or descending ladders, stairs, ramps, and the like by using feet, legs, hands or arms. Frequent
Stooping: Bending the body downward and forward at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles. Frequent
Kneeling: Bending legs to come to a rest on the knee(s). Occasional
Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. Occasional
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Frequent
Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms or on the shoulder. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 80 pounds) Frequent
Pushing: Using the upper extremities to exert force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 80 pounds) Frequent
Pulling: Using the upper extremities to exert force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 80 pounds) Frequent
Sitting: Remaining in the normal seated position. Occasional
Standing: Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position without moving about, particularly for sustained periods of time. Frequent
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks. Frequent
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 80 pounds) Frequent
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and/or palm. Frequent
Repetitive Motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers for the purpose of picking up items, typing, operating ten-key or performing data entry. Frequent
Talking: Expressing or exchanging instructions and ideas by means of the spoken word. Frequent
Hearing: Ability to receive oral information and/or sounds through the ear. Frequent
Seeing: Obtaining impressions through the eyes of the distance, size, shape, motion, color, or other characteristics of objects. The major visual functions are:
1. Acuity (far and near)
2. Depth perception (perceiving distances)
3. Color vision (distinguishing between different colors)
4. Field of vision (seeing a wide range of objects at the same time).


The worker is substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions as follows:
• This position is subject to oils and/or hazardous materials: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other fluids.
• This position is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
• This position is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
• Overtime as required for task completion.