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Product Test and Development Technician

Date: Feb 6, 2019

Location: Dallas, TX, US, 75062

Company: NCH Corporation

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Product Test and Development Technician

 

Thank you for exploring a career with NCH Corporation, an international company where we work in small teams that have a direct impact on success. We’re seeking an experienced electro-mechanical Product Test and Development Technician to design and construct automated test lab equipment/systems. This person will build electro-mechanical product concept models and prototypes, develop test procedures and processes, and perform hands-on electrical, mechanical, and automation troubleshooting. If you’re seeking a challenging, hands-on opportunity in a personable, stable yet thriving environment, our Product Test and Development Technician could be a match for you!

 

A little about us

Applying for a new job is a little like entering uncharted territory. We want you to feel 100% confident about the application process, the position and our company before committing your time to apply, so that none of the above comes as a surprise. Let’s start with some information about NCH so you can get to know us better.

 

NCH Corporation is a privately held, family-owned, global business headquartered Irving, Texas, near Dallas. We have more than 7,500 employees, offices and facilities on six continents, and clients in more than 50 countries. This includes our corporate headquarters as well as subsidiary companies. We clean and conserve water, save energy, and deliver best-in-class maintenance solutions, with a focus on industrial and commercial businesses.

 

 

Culture and benefits

 

We’re a global company with a family feel, offering the same benefits of an international corporation with the personal relationships of a small business. Working in our small teams and close-knit environment, you’d never guess we had a 7,500+ employee head count. We realize a job is more than just a job – it’s an extension of your life and family – and we’re committed to maintaining just that. For us, culture is not just a perk; it’s essential to how we thrive. And that’s speaking for 100 years in the business!

 

  • Employee-centric environment (regular corporate activities, personal relationships, small teams)
  • Family-first attitude (work-life balance support, flexible hours)
  • Approachable leadership (collaboration with top leaders, open-door policy)
  • Growth-oriented mindset (autonomy, creative freedom to explore new ideas)
  • Paid vacation and holiday leave
  • Wellness initiatives (on-site fitness facility and cafeteria, treadmill conference room, planned activities, walking trail)
  • Community involvement (volunteering, fundraisers, charity events, school sponsorships, and donations)
  • Employee recognition programs (appreciation week, awards and ceremonies)
  • Personal and professional development and growth
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Financial wellness (retirement options, 401(k) match, employee credit union)
  • Benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life, long and short-term disability)

 

If this sounds like a fit for you so far, keep reading.

 

A little about you

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in a product development engineering lab environment successfully executing the duties and responsibilities described above.
  • 2-year Technical diploma in a relevant discipline/trade/technology, or 4-year Technology degree in a relevant discipline/trade/technology
  • Experience with data acquisition and control applications such as LabVIEW
  • Evidence of accomplishment and success in the design, test, prototyping, of new or improved electro-mechanical products and automated and test equipment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Skilled with MS Office applications – Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Ability to develop PLC programs from process flowcharts.
  • Strong hands-on experience with, and understanding of, electro-mechanical equipment, process control & test automation, pneumatics, hydraulics, and wiring.
  • Data and facts oriented.
  • Results and action oriented with a high sense of urgency.
  • Able to identify and prioritize tasks.
  • Experience with prototyping equipment and related tools.
  • Excellent mechanical and electrical aptitude with a “hands-on" approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to follow instructions of engineers, work independently with minimal supervision, and identify and self-direct on unassigned value-add activities.
  • Creative and resourceful
  • Detail oriented
  • Team player.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced product development environment.
  • Takes initiative, and is accountable
  • Strong documentation skills and the ability to record data in an organized manner and maintain a lab notebook
  • Competent in identifying mechanical parts and components including sizes, ratings, tolerances, finishes, materials, and appropriate applications.
  • Fully capable of operating shop equipment and using hand tools, effectively and safely.
  • General experience in the use of a wide variety of lab and shop tools (ex: drill press, band saw, table saw, cordless power tools, soldering iron, multi-meters, torque wrenches, adhesives, protective coatings, etc.)
  • Self-motivated with the discipline to meet deadlines in an environment of competing priorities and projects

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience using DFMEA to create test plans
  • Ability to create basic SolidWorks models and drawings translated from sketched or verbal descriptions.
  • Embedded controls systems design skills - circuit design, board level component selection, PCB design, programming, and firmware.

 

Day-to-day work examples

 

We support growth, opportunity, and variety, which means your day-to-day has the potential to adapt with you and your passions. If you’re not challenged and growing, neither are we. For starters, though, here are some day-to-day examples of what you will be doing:

 

  • Conceives, designs, specifies, and builds test fixtures, equipment and controls to perform product development testing (i.e. functional, performance, durability, usability) using manual or automated test control systems.
  • Skilled in the selection and application of mechanical, electrical and control components to create test setups.
  • Specify and order project parts and materials, and general lab supplies.
  • Utilize suppliers and outside services to obtain parts and fabrications as needed
  • Tests developmental devices or subsystems, writes technical reports to summarize results
  • Generate Test Procedures and Test Reports where necessary
  • Contributes design and development ideas for new products
  • Reads and interprets P&ID schematics, wiring diagrams, mechanical drawings, and assembly drawings
  • Interface with product development team members to develop and implement the most appropriate test methods for conducting design verification and product validation testing.
  • Create, Build, Operate and Modify Test Equipment
  • Clearly and promptly communicate issues and concerns, support troubleshooting and execute corrective actions.
  • Mount and calibrate basic sensors and components accessories (Limit Switches, Solenoids, Temperature, level sensors).
  • Maintain lab instrumentation and equipment
  • Maintains organization and overall upkeep of the Engineering lab.
  • Ensures that a safe working environment is maintained, and enforces company safety policies for engineering lab occupants
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

 

Sound like a fit for you?

 

If yes, jump aboard, and apply today.

 

For next steps, expect a direct phone or email response once we are able to review your application. We are committed to responding to all applicants, no matter the outcome, so we appreciate your patience to allow time for this. In the meantime, learn more about NCH and our culture by checking out our LinkedIn or Facebook pages.

 

 

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

 

 

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