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Fabrication Test Technician

Company: Imagine Staffing Technology
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Nature & Scope: Imagine Staffing is recruiting for a Fabrication Test Technician on behalf of our client, a prominent and growing consumer goods laboratory located in Buffalo, NY.
Objectives: This position is responsible for bench design of test tooling, tooling build, and equipment maintenance. Automate repetitive tasks using pneumatic, hydraulic, or electrical operation. Must consider ergonomics, safety and efficiency when designing fixtures and tooling that will involve repetitive cycles for use by test technicians.
Duties & Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
Major Roles & Responsibilities - Responsible for building all types of tooling necessary to complete testing projects - Assist Engineers with development of new test methods. - Accurately estimate time and tooling required to perform new test methods - Provides timely feedback to engineers on observations and progress - Follows the guidelines set forth in the Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc Quality Manual and Safety / Chemical Hygiene Plan. - Consult with other technicians / engineers & internal clients on various issues, regarding test results, as required. - Assist in the development of tests specifications / methods with direction from senior staff. - Maintain test equipment, supplies, lab cleanliness - Identify, troubleshoot and make recommendations for solutions to technical issues. - Provide feedback to department manager regarding departmental systems, processes and meeting department / quality objectives and recommendations for improvements. - Direct communication with the lab supervisor and engineers to ensure that the testing goals and requirements are understood. - Problem solving and process improvement - MIG and Arc Welding (overhead, horizontal, vertical) - Use of plasma cutter and oxy/acetylene torches and power/pneumatic tools (angle grinders, die grinders, chop saw, etc.) - Create assemblies & shapes/pieces - Tool and Die: select appropriate materials in tooling that balance cost and strength - Understanding material hardness requirements per application - Machining: manual mill and lathe, micrometers and callipers. - Other duties as defined by Manager, department needs and workload.Additional Responsibilities for Technician IV: - Responsible for bench designing all types of the tooling necessary to complete complex testing projects - Train junior and temporary employees as needed - Responsible for identifying and implementing shop improvements - Responsible for tracking and purchasing shop consumables - Electrical: relays, switches, wiring, outlets, breaker boxes, sizing of wire, multi-meter - Repair all power and hand tools - Troubleshoot electrical systems - Pneumatics/Hydraulics: properly size and mount cylinders based on specific needs of projects, select proper fittings, pressure/flow relationships - Plumbing (PVC, copper, and iron), soldering, pipe threading, balancing flow in piping systems, understanding flow/pressure relationships, proper sizing of pipe and fittings-- Key Performance Indicators & Metrics (Criteria for Performance Evaluation) - Tooling is built at or below budget - Design of tooling meets the client's testing criteria - Timely build, debug and implementation of tooling - Review and train technicians on tooling safety concerns at rollout - Inventory of shop supplies and consumables is maintained - Shop capabilities continue to progress-- Knowledge, Skills, Abilities - Prioritize individual/team workload to meet or exceed deadlines - Have individual and team work ethic - Attention to detail - Work independently with minimal supervision - Thorough knowledge of plumbing, electrical, MIG and Arc Welding, machining, pneumatics/hydraulics - Certified in forklift truck operation - Technical aptitude-- Experience and Educational Background RequiredTechnician III: - 2 year technical degree; or - High School diploma (vocational diploma preferred) and 2 years industry experienceTechnician IV: - 2 year technical degree and 6 years industry experience; or - High School diploma (vocational diploma preferred) and 8 years industry related experience

Keywords: Imagine Staffing Technology, Buffalo , Fabrication Test Technician, Professions , Buffalo, New York

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