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Product Technician

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Service  |  ID: REQ-14017


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Product Technician

The Challenge

FirstBuild is looking for a Product Technician to join our team! As a technician, you will work alongside an energized, multidisciplinary team based in Louisville, KY, whose goal is to develop and co-create new products with a community and make them into scalable goods. This position supports the product development team with all aspects of the product development cycle, including building product prototypes and finished products. You will serve as the technician responsible for the operation, maintenance, and servicing of prototype machinery. If you love taking a creative and entrepreneurial approach to product development, manufacturing, and problem solving, we’d love to have you!

To learn more about our FirstBuild Team, check out our YouTube page!

What you will Do

  • Read and interpret sketches, drawings, and 3D models
  • Produce sketches and drawings of ideas and concepts
  • Construct prototype models from wood, plastic, metal, and glass using hand tools
  • Fabricate parts to specification prints using various machine tools and fabrication equipment
  • Assemble components into assemblies, verifying fit and function
  • Fabricate fixtures, tables and assemblies as required to support build activity
  • Work directly with the product development and production team members to find creative solutions to fabrication needs
  • Manage rapid prototyping machinery
  • Maintain a safe and orderly workshop

What you need to Succeed

  • Associate’s degree in a technical or related field of study
  • 5-8 years of relevant experience in a similar role
  • 4-5 years of experience using CAD / CAM software & CNC machining
  • One of the following industry certifications:
    • Welding
    • Machinist
    • Carpentry
    • Electronics
    • Sheet Metal
  • Willing to operate in a team environment
  • General computer knowledge of Microsoft programs
  • Solidworks, Fusion 360, Onshape or other CAD system proficiency
  • Rapid prototyping knowledge, including: Water jet, laser cutter, CNC machining / press brake
  • Self-starter/Self-directed
  • Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail and proven creativity
  • Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Comfortable participating in social media and video production activities

Desired Characteristics:

  • Industrial maintenance proficiency and/or background
  • Woodworking, metal working and general fabrication skills
  • Rapid prototyping knowledge, including use of water jet, laser cutter, CNC machining, press brake
  • Comfortable in a collaborative environment that is also open to the community

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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