Prototype (R&D) Technician

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Title Prototype (R&D) Technician
Job Status Full Time
Shift 1st : 8 am – 5 pm
Salary $15.00
Start Date 2019-04-05
Location RAM Company
Position Summary

Operate, test, and maintain automated and electromechanical equipment. May assist engineers in testing and building solenoids and valves.

Minimum Qualifications

Basic understanding of hydraulics and pneumatics.

Computer experience (excel, C++, PLC, etc.)

Ability to operate basic electronic equipment (Oscilloscope, Ohm meter, Power supply)

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform maintenance on pneumatic and hydraulic test equipment.
  • Design test fixtures and develop test plans for pneumatic and hydraulic test stands.
  • Build and test proto-type designs:
  • Evaluate the functionality of the design (Heat rise, Force vs Stroke, etc.)
  • Build and design test tooling to expedite the design
  • Document the build process and provide feedback on the routing to the Project Engineer.
  • Trouble shoot and solve problems with existing designs.
  • Understand and operate the following equipment: Red oil test stand, Military test stand, Skydrol test stand, EB welder, Pneumatic test stand, Bonding resistance tester, soldering iron and oscilloscope.
  • Perform Qualification testing.
  • Provide documentation for all test procedures.
  • Develop new processes to expedite the building process.
  • Support the manufacturing process.
  • Test performance of electromechanical assemblies, using test instruments such as oscilloscopes,

electronic voltmeters, and bridges.

  • Read blueprints, schematics, diagrams, and technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly.
  • Install electrical and electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies, using soldering

equipment and hand tools.

  • Align, fit, and assemble component parts, using hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates, and


  • Inspect parts for surface defects.
  • Analyze and record test results, and prepare written testing documentation.
  • Verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Repair, rework, and calibrate hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies and systems to meet operational specifications and tolerances.
  • Train others to install, use, and maintain test stands or to assemble solenoids and valves.
  • Calibrate gages and flow meters.
  • Take fluid samples off of the test stands.

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