Dexter Axle

Manufacturing Systems Technician

Location US-IN-Elkhart
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/1/2021 11:51 AM)
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Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Manufacturing Systems Technician at our company headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana - conveniently located near Bristol, IN, Mishawaka, IN, Goshen, IN, Middlebury, IN, South Bend, IN, White Pigeon, MI, Three Rivers, MI, Cassopolis, MI, Dowagiac, MI, and Niles, MI.


Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.


For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at


Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Position Summary

Works as part of a team to design, install, monitor and develop all systems affecting the manufacturing cycle of a product.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with design and installs, monitors, and develops systems affecting the manufacturing cycle of a product.
  • Provides PLC and robot support for automation equipment in the manufacturing process, including CNC machines, robots, conveyors, and other equipment
  • Contributes to the company’s continuous improvement efforts by performing value analyses
  • Liaises with personnel from other functions and units within the organization, ensuring adherence to internal and external requirements with regards to quality control and health and safety.
  • Industrial Electrical troubleshooting skills are required, including motor starting circuits, contactors, overloads and interlocks. Must be well-versed in using all modes of electrical multi-meters.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot ladder logic with Allen Bradley software.
  • Troubleshoots equipment and machinery at the manufacturing plants.
  • Installs equipment at the manufacturing plants.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of manufacturing control systems
  • Identifies process improvement opportunities within the organization.
  • Employs a systematic approach to methods, materials and technology across traditional departmental boundaries.
  • Performs other tasks or duties as assigned.


  • Requires Associate Degree in Engineering, or a comparable discipline and at least 5 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Electrical background in 480V, 3 phase systems, AC/DC drives and Allen Bradley PLC and HMI.
  • Basic computer skills are necessary for this position.
  • Candidates must comply with all OSHA safety codes and standards.


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