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About this Role
As a member of the FIRST® Robotics Competition Kit of Parts team, this individual contributes to the maintenance and improvement of content and process by which resources (robot parts, tools, vouchers, software, etc.) are solicited from donors and redistributed to customers. The Kit of Parts Engineer uses technical analysis to identify ways to improve the offerings to teams and negotiation skills to get as much of the kit contents donated as possible. They will work with a variety of other teams and groups including Engineering, Development, Marketing, Sourcing, contracted partners, donors, and other members of the immediate team.
The ideal candidate has:
the empathy, diplomacy, and people skills of Commander Troi
the creativity, curiosity, problem-solving, and technical prowess of Lieutenant Commander La Forge
the objectivity and analytical skills of Commander Data
the open-mindedness, intelligence, and communication skills of Dr. Commander Crusher
the sense of humor we all wish Commander Riker actually had
the composure and thoughtfulness of Captain Picard
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):