Fabrication Test Technician III - Buffalo, NY

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Date: Nov 23, 2023

Location: Buffalo, New York, US

Company: Bureau Veritas

Position Summary

This position is responsible for bench design of test tooling, tooling build and equipment maintenance.



Automate repetitive tasks using pneumatic, hydraulic, or electrical operation. Must consider ergonomics, safety and efficiency when designing fixtures and tooling that will involve repetitive cycles for use by test technicians.


Major Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for building all types of tooling necessary to complete testing projects
  • Assist Engineers with development of new test methods.
  • Accurately estimate time and tooling required to perform new test methods
  • Provides timely feedback to engineers on observations and progress
  • Follows the guidelines set forth in the Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc Quality Manual and Safety / Chemical Hygiene Plan.
  • Consult with other technicians / engineers & internal clients on various issues, regarding test results, as required.
  • Assist in the development of tests specifications / methods with direction from senior staff.
  • Maintain test equipment, supplies, lab cleanliness
  • Identify, troubleshoot and make recommendations for solutions to technical issues.
  • Provide feedback to department manager regarding departmental systems, processes and meeting department / quality objectives and recommendations for improvements.
  • Direct communication with the lab supervisor and engineers to ensure that the testing goals and requirements are understood.
  • Problem solving and process improvement
  • MIG and Arc Welding (overhead, horizontal, vertical)
  • Use of plasma cutter and oxy/acetylene torches and power/pneumatic tools (angle grinders, die grinders, chop saw, etc.)
  • Create assemblies & shapes/pieces
  • Tool and Die: select appropriate materials in tooling that balance cost and strength
  • Understanding material hardness requirements per application
  • Machining: manual mill and lathe, micrometers and callipers.
  • Other duties as defined by Manager, department needs and workload.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Prioritize individual/team workload to meet or exceed deadlines
  • Have individual and team work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Thorough knowledge of plumbing, electrical, MIG and Arc Welding, machining, pneumatics/hydraulics
  • Certified in forklift truck operation
  • Technical aptitude


Experience and Educational Background Required

Technician III:

  • 2-year technical degree; or
  • High School diploma (vocational diploma preferred) and 2 years industry experience


Compensation Range: $25 - $30 hourly (e.g., the job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, and actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as locations, education, experience, and skillset). 

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