Lead Technician (3rd Shift) at Emerson Electric Co in Dayton, Ohio

Posted in Management 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At Emerson, we are innovators and problem-solvers, focused on a common purpose: leaving our world in a better place than we found it. Each and every day, our foundational values—integrity, safety and quality, supporting our people, customer focus, continuous improvement, collaboration and innovation—inform every decision we make and empower our employees to keep reaching higher. As a global technology and engineering leader, we provide groundbreaking solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production and protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.

Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $15.3 billion in sales and 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping employees grow and thrive throughout their careers.
Whether you’re an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring options or a recent MBA graduate, you’ll find a variety of opportunities at Emerson. Join our team and start your journey today.

The Emerson laboratories at our Sidney, OH location are looking for a Lead Technician (3rd Shift) to work in partnership with product and research engineers designing, developing, and qualifying compressors for residential and commercial air conditioning systems. In this role, you will lead a team of 6 to 8 technicians in the Air Conditioning compressor performance laboratory.


As a Lead Technician (3rd Shift), you will:

  • Assign project tasks to lab technicians to coordinate lean work flow and execution of business priorities/projects (20%)

  • Support hands-on project work (80%)

  • Pro-actively engage with lab management to establish and achieve team goals aligned with department values, vision, mission, and objectives

  • Lead a “lean daily management” tiered meeting

  • Prepare lab for annual UL audit per ISO 17025 standards

  • Develop & maintain logs of critical lab operations records to pro-actively resolve bottlenecks

  • Prepare preventative maintenance and calibration plans to help ensure an effective & safe working environment

  • Be responsible for 6S, continuous improvement, and standardization activities in the lab

  • Provide performance coaching/mentoring to lab technicians through annual appraisal process


This is a 3rd shift position with 8 hour (Mon-Fri) or 10 hour (Mon-Thurs) work options.


  • Associate degree in technical discipline plus three (3+) years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Exceptional troubleshooting and problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to resolve complex projects into actionable tasks, create realistic time lines and execute tasks

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with other lab groups and product engineering

  • Proven computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Exceptional communication (written & verbal) skills

  • Experience in developing testing procedures, training documents and creating logs of critical lab operational records

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States unrestricted for an unlimited period of time. - Sponsorship will not be provided for this role.


  • Associate degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering, HVAC, Industrial Operations, or other engineering/manufacturing related degree and a minimum of five (5+) years of experience

  • Hands-on experience working with compressor lab testing equipment (calorimeter, mass flow stand, locked rotor, plug reversal, break-in run, etc.) and data acquisition systems (Synergy, Yokogawa, etc.)

  • Experience in developing testing procedures, training documents and creating logs of critical lab operational records

  • Understanding of ISO/IEC 17025 compliance requirements for laboratory operations and experience in preparing laboratory for annual ISO/IEC 17025, UL 1995 audits

  • In-depth understanding of performance test lab metrics and KPIs

  • Leadership experience with direct reports

  • Experience in quality; ASQ Certification preferred

Emerson places a high value on ensuring that employees have a good work-life balance. We provide access to a competitive benefits package, including the following: medical insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401k participation with a competitive immediate match, fitness center, tuition reimbursement, parental leave, and an online wellness rewards program. Immediate vacation and holiday leave available, including a shutdown from December 24 through New Year’s Day. Employee resource groups, including a very active Diversity and Inclusion committee, ensure that the Emerson values are incorporated into everyday employee life.

Why Work in the Greater Miami Valley Area

Our facility is located in Sidney, OH which is conveniently located within driving distance to several larger cities, such as Dayton, Troy, and Columbus. The area’s generally low costs of living, excellent school systems, and low crime rates create a family-friendly environment. The area is home to several growing communities with restaurants, festivals, shopping, and arts scenes that make them exciting places to live and work.

About our Location

The newly renovated Sidney campus has 1M square feet of manufacturing floor with an additional 120k square feet of leading-edge lab facilities. This location is the headquarters for the air conditioning and cold chain businesses. Through our 30 years of scroll compressor expertise, our air conditioning related products help bring comfort and convenience in commercial, industrial and residential spaces. The cold chain business helps ensure that food safely and efficiently travels from farm to fork. Approximately 1600 employees work in Sidney, who all support a multitude of business functions. With the blend of businesses and functions represented under this one roof, there are many opportunities for advancement within the Sidney location.

Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities and the world in which we live. Learn more about us!.

 Our Commitment to Diversity & InclusionAt Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson is about welcoming, respecting, and valuing the differences each employee possesses. Inclusion is creating a real sense of engagement, belonging and connection for all employees. Learn more about our Culture & Values and about Diversity & Inclusion at Emerson. Work AuthorizationEmerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire. Equal Opportunity EmployerEmerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment. If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request help by sending an email to idisability.administrator@emerson.com.