Prototype Technician

Crenlo Dexter, MI

The Prototype Technician I works under the immediate direction of the Product Design Team Leader. Prototype Tech I is responsible to build, test, and document, parts, weldments, assemblies and systems needed to complete Product Design Engineering projects.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: (See Human Resources for full job description)

* Follow company safety practices and procedures to provide a safe work environment for all team members. This includes active participation and team involvement with safety related initiatives.

* Charged with the responsibility of defining obstacles and aid in creating solutions concerning safety, identifying safety hazards and suggesting corrective actions.

* Responsible for the construction of prototype and new products; communicating all issues discovered with engineering. Coordinate piece parts through manufacturing and purchasing departments.

* Collaborate with all Engineering Teammates often and as required.

* Conduct tests and/or experiments and document results as required while following the New Product Development process. Design of test fixtures and test plan in coordination with Design Team Lead.

* Fabricate tooling & fixtures as required in collaboration with and approval of engineering project lead.


* High school diploma or equivalent.

* Proficient in shop mathematics, print reading and e-mail communication.

* Ability to operate prime mover equipment.

* Experience in set-up and operation of equipment: M.I.G. weld, saws, drill press, vertical mill, lathe, brake press, hand tools, power tools & measurement tools.

* General knowledge in hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems.

Preferred Additional Requirements

* Knowledge of company and industry products.

* Experience with manufacturing software, computers and working knowledge of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Data Acquisition (DAQ) test equipment.

* Operational knowledge of company systems: SolidWorks Solids Modeling program, Enterprise Product Data Management (EPDM), Syteline.