Generac Power Systems

Technical Illustrator

Job Locations US-WI-Whitewater
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/23/2018 10:41 AM)
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Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Our office in Whitewater, WI is seeking a Technical Illustrator.


Technical Illustrator will provide process documentation support in assigned manufacturing areas.  The Technical Illustrator will develop manufacturing work instructions in alignment with Generac’s standard operating model for new and existing products.  The Technical Illustrator will effectively translate key process characteristics, safe work practices, product quality control measures and improved work methods into the process documentation. 


This position reports to the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Manager


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prioritize daily efforts in alignment with the primary operational excellence pillars - Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Productivity.
  • Promote a safe work culture through enforcement of safety rules and positive reinforcement of safe work behaviors. Address all safety-related items immediately.
  • Support Lean manufacturing methodology to drive process improvements.
  • Support introduction of new products to manufacturing by developing required manufacturing process instruction.
  • Work with cross-functional engineering teams to ensure accurate and timely delivery of work instructions.
  • Maintain required process documentation for new and existing products.
  • Recommend manufacturing cost reductions for new and existing products.
  • Review processes and implement changes to adhere to quality control guidelines and engineering specifications.
  • Participate in special or derivative products reviews to estimate process capabilities and requirements.
  • Assist in efforts to optimize processes.
  • Effectively communicate with a positive demeanor to all Generac team members.
  • Perform duties as assigned by supervisor.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in an engineering or drafting field or a minimum of 3 - 5 years experience in a technical writing role;
  • 2–3 years of experience with products, processes and equipment consistent with a durable goods manufacturing environment;
  • Experience with engine powered products is a plus;
  • Working knowledge of technical publishing software packages;
  • Solid PC and software familiarity, including Microsoft Office applications and modern ERP systems;
  • Experience manipulating, extracting and editing 3D models;
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, ability to understand complex product drawings;
  • Good oral, written, organizational and communication skills are essential;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and productively with all types of people throughout the organization.


Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; and talk and hear.  The employee is regularly required to walk; stoop; crouch; bend and reach above shoulders.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance, waist high, up to 10 feet away.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be working in the typical conditions of a manufacturing environment including seasonal variation in temperatures and occasional exposure to manufacturing fumes or by-products. The employee must comply with the assigned location PPE requirements including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, appropriate gloves, clothing and shields for required tasks and closed toed or safety shoes as required by facility safety policies.


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