Electrical Technician


Job Title

Electrical Technician

Job Location

Forward Technology LLC
220 Millard Ave SW
Cokato, MN 55321

Work Days

Standard: Monday to Friday
Special cases: weekends may be required during travel

Work Hours

Standard: 8AM to 5PM
Special cases: week nights and weekend hours during travel

Travel Requirements

Essentially no travel, some customer visits/onsite startup possible if desired


Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k (Roth or Traditional) w/ company match, 10 Paid Holidays, PTO, Aflac, Short- & Long-Term Disability, Flexible Benefit Plan

Physical Requirements

Some lifting may be required, up to 50lbs

Drug Testing Required


Education Required

2 Year Tech Degree preferred or relevant experience. Willing to train good candidates as well

Special License Requirements


Certification Requirements


Driver’s License

Valid driver’s license required


Passport not required, but ability to obtain one may be necessary for possible international travel



Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Electrical Technician will be responsible for laying out and building electrical panels, both high and low voltage. Technician will also install these panels on the machines and route wiring and cabling as necessary to connect the panel components to the proper devices on the machine. Creative thinking is key in this role to think ahead for an efficient and robust wiring process. 

Under minimum supervision, applicant will design custom pieces of machinery and tooling. You will build and maintain strong relationships within Forward Tech and continue to learn the intricacies of wiring plastic welding, leak/burst testing, and automation equipment. 

The Electrical Technician will have strong experience with wiring and electrical components and have hands-on troubleshooting experience.  A go-getter type personality with a strong desire to succeed will help the applicant thrive and grow in this position.

Common tasks for this position include:

  • Building electrical panels
  • Completing wiring and terminating at the machine level
  • Redlining electrical drawings and providing feedback to electrical engineers
  • Ensure work is completed in accordance with relevant codes and with proper documentation
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities to improve processes, efficiency, quality, and service
  • Work closely with vendors in identifying appropriate equipment necessary for the project
  • Work with the Forward Tech team in general to maintain project schedules, standards, and budgets
  • Provide assistance to other functional organizations (manufacturing, assembly, customer service, sales) throughout the life of a project

Experience Required

  • 0+ years of electrical experience 
  • Familiar with machine wiring practices
  • Experience with panel building and panel layouts

Required Skills/Qualifications

  • Driven, energetic, self-starter type individual with go-getter attitude
  • Ambitious person with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Competent with manual hand tools
  • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong time management skills with ability to multi-task daily
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Highly organized with a positive attitude, strong work ethic

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Multiple years of panel building experience
  • Familiar with OEM equipment wiring and electrical schematics
  • Familiar with custom machine build and wiring with  minimal guidance

About Forward Technology:

Forward Technology is a leader in the plastic welding and industrial automation industry. Forward was founded in 1965 as Tape, Inc. in Plymouth, MN. Forward is a part of The Crest Group of Companies, headquartered in New Jersey. By being a part of a large group of companies, Forward Technology has the opportunity to partner and collaborate with these sister companies around the world.

Forward Technology’s Mission Statement:

Forward Technology is committed to developing and providing products, solutions, and services that exceed customer expectations while continuing to improve efficiencies through teamwork and employee involvement, thus resulting in complete satisfaction of customers and company shareholders.

To Apply: 

Please complete the form below.