Modine Manufacturing Company

Automotive Test Technician I - Thermal Laboratory - Racine

Racine, WI
Modine Manufacturing runs hot and cold but not when it comes to the products it makes for vehicles.

Job Description

Automotive Test Technician I - Thermal Laboratory

Posted: Sunday, 1/21/2024
At Modine, we are engineering a cleaner, healthier world. Building on more than 100 years of excellence in thermal management, we provide trusted systems and solutions that improve air quality and conserve natural resources. More than 13,000 employees are at work in every corner of the globe, delivering the solutions our customers need, where they need them. Our Climate Solutions and Performance Technologies segments support our purpose by improving air quality, reducing energy and water consumption, lowering harmful emissions and enabling cleaner running vehicles and environmentally-friendly refrigerants. Modine is a global company headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin (USA), with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Modine, visit www.modine.com.
Modine Global Power and Process develops and manufactures heat exchangers for indoor ventilation and indirect cooling of industrial applications. Center of Excellence is located in Söderköping, Sweden.

Position Description:
Modine Manufacturing Company in Racine, Wisconsin is hiring for an Automotive Test Technician to support our Tech Center team. This position is on-site 5 days per week.
You will be responsible for the setting up and testing of heat exchanger products in our Thermal Test Laboratory. You are responsible for providing reliable and timely testing in accordance with written Laboratory Work Orders and validated test methods as prescribed in the Racine Tech Center Quality Management System.
Thermal Test Laboratory: The primary activity of this laboratory is heat exchanger performance. The laboratory provides a wide variety of stable fluid inputs with flow rate, temperature, and pressure control to establish the fundamental thermodynamic characteristics of heat exchangers and systems (e.g., engine cooling radiators, battery coolers, air and liquid cooled oil coolers and charge air coolers.)

Key Responsibilities:
  • Setup tests per Laboratory Work Order (LWO) (debug test equipment, instrumentation and data acquisition systems)
  • Perform tests per LWO according to the written work instructions.
  • Generate test reports in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Record the progress of UUT (receipt, start, complete and publish dates in addition to the results, test station and technician) in the LWO log
  • Assist with measurement system calibration
  • Participate in fixture design and/or fabrication
  • Maintain test equipment and record repairs or modifications
  • Train others as determined by the Test Operations Supervisor/Manager in the operation of test equipment and test methods
  • Ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
Required Qualifications:
With an emphasis on cross-functional roles, technicians may be required to work in multiple labs of the Racine Technical Center. You could have several jobs being performed simultaneously and should have the ability to multi-task and manage their activities in a quality driven, yet time-sensitive environment. An individual requires the ability to learn new skills on an ongoing basis. You will need good analytical judgment and the ability to work under pressure. Close attention to detail is essential, because small differences or changes in test conditions can be crucial to assure test quality and integrity. Continuous improvement, as well as the monitoring and maintaining of equipment and processes are a high priority. An understanding of instrumentation and calibration methods is required. You should also possess computer skills for spreadsheet, word processing, data entry and file management. The laboratories are team environments where good verbal and written communication skills are required between multiple laboratories, the test requestors and in test reporting.

Education Requirements:
An Associate Degree in an Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulic, Automotive or a related technical discipline plus up to 4 years of technical work experience, or 3 - 7 years equivalent experience in a technical discipline.
Travel:
  • 0-5% travel, very limited
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Modine provides a competitive benefit package, which could include paid vacation, short term disability, 401(k), health, dental, vision, life insurance, flex spending benefits, tuition reimbursement, Health Savings Account and much more. Human Resources will provide more detail upon your hiring.
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Modine Manufacturing Company At A Glance

Modine Manufacturing runs hot and cold but not when it comes to the products it makes for vehicles. Founded in 1916, the company designs and makes highly engineered heating and cooling systems and components for a range of customers worldwide: automotive OEMs, agricultural and construction OEMs, heating and cooling equipment OEMs, construction contractors, wholesalers of plumbing and heating equipment, and fuel cell manufacturers. Products include heat transfer modules, oil coolers, radiators, and vehicular air conditioning systems. With operations in some 14 countries and technical centers in the US and Germany, more than half of Modine's revenues are generated outside of the US. Geographic Reach Modine maintains a geographic presence in Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherland, South Africa, South Korea, the US. After the US (42% of total sales), Germany generates 18% of total sales, while Brazil brings in 11%. Sales and Marketing Modine serves 10 main customers that generate 61% of its total revenue. These include such big names as BMW, Caterpillar, Daimler, Deere & Company, Denso Corporation, Ford Motor, MAN Truck, Navistar, Volkswagen, and Volvo. Financial Analysis Following an economic downturn and devastating declines in automotive production in North America and Europe, Modine has seen significant growth over the last few years. From 2011 to 2012 its total sales increased by 9% and its profits skyrocketed from around $5 million to $38.5 million. It attributes this overall growth to a 19% jump in medium and heavy duty truck sales in addition to a 13% spike in agriculture and constructions sales volumes across all markets. Modine also enjoyed a 10% revenue gain in its Original Equipment - Europe segment in fiscal 2012 compared with fiscal 2011. This was primarily due to an uptick in sales within the commercial vehicle, agriculture, and construction markets and favorable foreign currency exchange rate changes. Strategy Modine's strategy for improved profitability includes diversifying its markets and customer base, as well as partnering with customers in the development of new products and technologies. To expand its customer base Modine acquired Canada-based Geofinity Manufacturing in 2012. The acquisition expanded Modine's geothermal heat pump product business from the school market into the residential sector. In 2011 Modine and OneGene Inc. established a joint venture to develop and manufacture powertrain cooling modules and components for the South Korea off-highway equipment market. The joint venture, named Modine OneGene Corp, benefits from Modine's technology and product designs and OneGene's manufacturing presence in Korea.
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