R & D Technician

The Research and Development Technician assists in the design and assembly of prototype products and custom orders. Builds jigs, fixtures and other equipment to assist in the accuracy, safety and efficiency of the manufacturing process. Reports directly to the Engineering Manager.

Essential Job Functions

  • Perform skilled operations of fabrication, machining, and welding.
  • Work with intricate and complex testing equipment.
  • Read and understand blueprints, hydraulic and electrical schematics.
  • Operate gas, LP or electric powered forklifts.
  • Provide support for the production floor.
  • Build assembly and welding fixtures as needed.
  • Assemble prototype machines.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of process and product quality.
  • Troubleshoot problems when they arise.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Three plus years related practical experience in mechanics related to electronics, hydraulics, fabrication and welding (AWS certified preferred).
  • Proficiency in fabrication skills such as welding, lathe/mill operation and brake press experience.
  • Ability to use 3D CAD modeling for design of jigs/fixtures a must (Solidworks preferred).
  • Ability to work with others and understand their requested needs.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

This job description describes the general nature and level of work expected of a person assigned to this position. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor.

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