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Interface Technician

Job Locations US-NY-Poughkeepsie
Posted Date 4 days ago(1/14/2022 10:38 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Production / Operators / Production Planning


Position Summary:

Build machines according to job orders, schematics, and prints, by placing component parts and sub assembly units on machine frames to meet production schedules.


  1. Follow all Personal Protection Program guidelines.
  2. Compliance of all OSHA and MPI Safety Procedures.
  3. Follow schematics, drawings and written procedures to assemble equipment to specifications including
  4. electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical assemblies.
  5. Startup of newly built equipment including high voltage connections, software installation, component
  6. setup and calibration.
  7. Follow quality control checklists to confirm machine operation.
  8. Use shop interface manuals for MPI interface procedures.
  9. Work with other departments as needed to resolve any engineering or manufacturing related problems.
  10. Operate forklift for material transport, upon completion of MPI training.
  11. Operate chain hoists and lift tables, upon completion of MPI training.
  12. This position is responsible for maintaining cleanliness of work area.
  13. Other duties as assigned by management


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each principal duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, experience, skill, and ability required:

  1. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  2. Ability to speak effectively with employees of organizations including fellow workers, engineering staff and supervisors.
  3. Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings.
  4. Sound understanding of electrical fundamentals, PLC’s, hydraulics, pneumatics, and the ability to read and interpret schematics, ability to comprehend circuits and components.
  5. Advanced skill level and ability to perform technical trouble shooting and diagnostics of mechanical and electrical components and control mechanisms.
  6. Mechanical experience in assembly or repair.
  7. Above average computer skills with recent experience.
  8. Extensive trouble shooting experience, electrical, PLC, hydraulic and pneumatic.
  9. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  10. Valid driver’s license: checked and verified by MPI Insurance carrier before driving MPI vehicles.
  11. Education / Experience: 2 years of college or technical school with 3 years experience, or 5 years of related experience and training.



Reasoning Ability:

  1. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral, or diagram form.
  2. Ability to deal with problems involving multiple variables in standardized and random situations.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the principal duties of this position:

  1. The employee is regularly required to stand or sit for extended periods.
  2. The employee must occasionally lift 50 lbs and/or move up to 1000 pounds with proper equipment.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the principal duties of this position:

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee can be exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  2. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, vibration and hot surfaces.
  3. Occasional exposure to fumes and or airborne particles.
  4. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to slightly above.


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If you’re looking for a career with a dynamic organization where hard work and talent is recognized and appreciated… you’re in the right place. At MPI, we are the Internationally recognized leader in its field. We serve the most advanced aerospace, medical, automotive and even defense contractors on the globe with precision equipment. Learn the skills that will propel your career to new heights for years to come. We’re hiring key Engineering and Support positions throughout the company, and we want to meet you!

MPI is headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY, and is proud to be able to stamp all their equipment with the “Proudly Made in America” moniker. Within its facility, there exists a fully functioning laboratory, showroom, and production facility to demonstrate our state-of-the-art wax room equipment.


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