Mechanical Technician

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Monday- Friday

Pay: $21.00 – $32.00 per hour

Benefits: 100% employer paid medical insurance, PTO, Paid Holidays. Ability to be a part of a tightknit and quickly growing team of thoughtful, smart, and hardworking individuals.

SUMMARY

The Mechanical Technician is primarily responsible for supporting the company in following detailed lab processes and procedures in working with prototypes and commercial hardware. Incumbent will combine manual dexterity, attention to detail, and use of hand and power tools in a range of fabrication processes. Incumbent must be able to use a variety of machine and lab equipment in carrying out responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for fabricating and/or modifying experimental or commercial hardware in conjunction with prototype and lab processes. Will also follow documentation requirements, both in creating and updating documentation. 
  • Execute sets of laboratory tests or functions such as performance and reliability testing. Assembles new product designs and processes requiring the ability to understand and possibly modify CAD drawings. 
  • Modify and build prototypes. 
  • Collect record, reduce summarize and maintain data on all new processes and effectively communicate information to engineers.
  •  Assist in the transition from prototype to production. 
  • Resolve multiple types of machine issues which involves troubleshooting skills pertaining to hydraulics, mechanical and software. 
  • Use appropriate test equipment to isolate problems and make repairs in a timely manner. 
  • Verify dimensions of parts, using precision measuring instruments, to ensure that specifications are met. 
  • Operate metalworking machines to make housings, fittings, and fixtures. 
  • Analyze and record test results and prepare written documentation. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS       

  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • High School Diploma
  • Community College coursework in Machining, Electro-mechanics/mechatronics, Industrial Maintenance, and Process Control
  • Desirable experience includes experience working with ERP systems, working in an ISO9000 (or similar) manufacturing operation, and Associates degree in relevant field.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Possess a very good mechanical aptitude and a good understanding of basic PC architecture and peripheral devices. Possess math aptitude and be able to convert between decimals and fractions, and convert between imperial and metric units. Experience with chemical handling and the ability to work in lab environment and around systems which have high pressure and high voltage and other such hazards. Ability to perform complex assignments with minimum direction and have the judgement to consult with others as needed. Experience in the use of a lathe, milling machine and/or drill press preferred.  Organizational and recordkeeping skills.  Possess knowledge of computer operations and application pertinent to the field required, including MS Word and Excel. Experience with CAD and Solid Works preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Must be able to: Work in a lab environment requiring long periods of standing, walking, bending, reaching and lifting up to 50 lbs. Work at a desk and computer, either standing or sitting for up to 8 hours a day Perform tasks requiring fine motor skills Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and at times at a high volume.

KULR is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. U.S. Citizenship is required or most positions.  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources department at (408) 675-7002 x156.

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