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Product Development Technician

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Service  |  ID: REQ-9701

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Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Product Development Technician

The Challenge

The Product Development Technician will work within a committed, energized, multidisciplinary team, based in Louisville KY to develop and co-create new products with a community, build them and test market acceptance using lean startup methodologies. Employees in this position will be required to support the FirstBuild product development team with all aspects of the product development cycle including building product prototypes & finished products. Creative approaches to product ideas, component fabrication, and assembly techniques will be paramount. Additionally, the employee will serve as the technician responsible for the maintenance, operation and service of prototyping machinery.

What you will Do

Essential Responsibilities

  • Read/Interpret sketches/drawings/3D models
  • Produce sketches/drawings of ideas/concepts
  • Construct prototype models from wood/plastic/metal/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
  • Managing rapid prototyping machinery
  • Maintain safe and orderly workshop
  • Proactive sense of responsibility and accountability
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and with multiple contributors at various levels, both internally and externally
  • Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and able to change gears without hesitation
  • Work directly with the product development and production team members to find creative solutions to fabrication needs.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly
  • Adaptable to a social-media environment and on-camera performance

What you need to Succeed

Qualifications & Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Associates Degree in a technical or related field of study
  • One of the following industry certifications:
    • Welding
    • Machinist
    • Sheet Metal

  • Willing to operate in a team environment
  • Self-starter/Self-directed
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to details
  • Proven creativity
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends

Desirable Characteristics

  • 5-8 years of relevant experience in a similar role
  • Industrial electricity knowledge and troubleshooting skills (up to 480VAC, 3ph)
  • Industrial maintenance proficiency and/or background
  • Solidworks, Fusion 360, Onshape or other CAD system proficiency
  • Knowledge of consumer appliance product operation & repair
  • Wood working, Metal Working and General fabrication skills
  • Rapid prototyping knowledge including:  Water Jet, Laser Cutter, FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)
  • Comfortable in a community collaborative environment
  • Comfortable participating in social media and video production activities

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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