R&D Technician I at Hendrickson

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Hebron, Ohio





Job Description:

Position Purpose:



Responsible for the full non-engineering support of the Validation Lab. Provide clear, consistent and timely communication of test results. Actively participate in problem-solving.



Essential Functions:



• Install and inspect prototype units during testing process.


o Able to use a bill of materials to build units using proper materials and parts.


o Must understand how to interpret and use production work orders / product router special instructions.


o Inspect and record observations of specimen performance during testing.


o Meet established production standards.


o Assist in the installation of strain gages and sensors for data collection.


• Assist in the fabrication of test fixtures and prototype test samples.


o Able to follow preliminary engineering prints and document modifications.


o Must communicate with engineers, identify problems and proactively offer solutions.


o Support in the development and creation of test fixtures to support testing.


• Keep all equipment in running order and conduct preventative maintenance.


• Self-generate safety walk-through checklist and ensures all items are addressed.


• Become proficient in test setup for various suspension configurations and hydraulic servo equipment.


• Develop and update lab documentation such as inspection procedures and work instructions.


• Operate production machines and equipment following accepted practices.


o Forklift, bushing press, press brake.


o Exercise safe working habits while operating machines.


o Keep machine and work areas clean and free of safety hazards.


• Maintain regular attendance.


• Other duties as assigned.



Education and Training



• High School Diploma or GED required.


• 2 or 4 year technical degree a plus.



Minimum Qualifications



• Self-directed, self-taught, with strong initiative a must.


• 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment in a similar industry.


• 1+ years of welding experience and ability to pass HAUX weld certification test.


• Familiarity with hydraulics and pneumatics.


• Ability to manage multiple situations at one time.


• PC skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.


• NX, or similar CAD, experience a plus.


• Proactive and oriented to make improvements in systems and procedures.


• Ability to work overtime as needed.



Physical Demands



• Frequent need to move about inside office and plant designated areas.


• Frequent movement of hands, wrists, or fingers such as tightening bolts.


• Frequent use of precision tools requiring fine dexterity to affix sensors to test samples - may require out of position body placement.


• Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and push/pull up to 50 pounds. Occasionally lift up to 75 pounds in a team lift setting.


• Regularly maneuver and guide objects heavier than 50lbs with assistance from a crane, hoist, or other lifting device.


• Occasional work on the underside of trucks or trailers requiring a toll-around stool, knee pads, or creeper.


• Must be able to wear all required PPE - safety glasses, metgaurd steel toe boots, and hearing protection.


• Data entry performed seated at a workstation for a couple hours at a time.



Environmental Conditions



• Exposure to R&D and manufacturing setting.


• Occasional travel required - less than 10%.



Behavioral Traits



• Cooperation, Production Focus and Innovation


• Attention to Detail


• Development and Continual Learning


• Ability to work with minimal supervision


• Self-Motivator


• Stress Tolerance


• Teamwork.


*This is not a comprehensive list of duties. Duties may change without notice in management's sole discretion. Hendrickson is an at-will employer, each employee is free to resign at any time, just as Hendrickson is free to terminate employment at any time without cause or notice.



Hendrickson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.



Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 240000JJ

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