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Mechanical Engineering Technician

The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities. Make a difference in thousands of students' lives. Create an impact on the workforce of tomorrow. Become a member of our passionate employee base working to make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education accessible to all students around the world.

Position Summary

• Aids in the design and building of prototype for the FRC playing field.

• Creates drawings used for quoting and manufacturing.

• May test playing field design for durability, ease of assembly, and ease of transport and packing.

• Writing of technical documents to instruct volunteers how to assemble, test, disassemble and pack the playing field.

• Creation of Process Sheets for the preparation of game components for the competition.

• Prepares and maintains other engineering paperwork including but not limited to: inspection lists, bill of materials, Packing Lists, Export Documentation and Cost Breakdowns

• Aid in the generation and monitoring of schedules for special FRC events such as, Kickoff filming, Kickoff, Week Zero events, and Field Shipping.

• Responsible for updating and maintaining case content inventories on a yearly basis to ensure proper inspection of outgoing materials.

• Special projects as determined by the FRC management team.

• Help identify new vendors, and then works with Sourcing to ensure that all necessary paperwork is obtained.

• Inspects outgoing shipments to ensure that all required items are present and correctly packaged.

• Supports Kickoff, Regional and Championship events

Education/Experience

  • Must have experience with a parametric CAD program
  • Experience using shop equipment (table saws, mills, lathes, hand tools).
  • Computer literate in Microsoft® Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • HS diploma or GED required
  • Technical certification is usually required or Associate degree may be required in some areas
  • Generally 3 or more years of directly-related experience

 

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