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Top 50 Prototype Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Prototype Technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Prototype Technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 18.8% of Prototype Technician resumes contained Prototype Parts as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Prototype Technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Prototype Technician:

1. Prototype Parts

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Here's how Prototype Parts is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Follow customer standards and procedures to convert manufactured vehicles with prototype parts.
  • Job specifications include working with different 3-D printers to make various prototype parts for students and faculty.
  • Assembled all new parts and prototype parts, using variety of power tools.
  • Manufactured, shipped, and debugged various cellular prototype parts.
  • Modified Prototype parts for production and DV testing.
  • Maintain & order inventory for prototype parts.
  • Build prototype parts for customer direct.
  • Post processing of Prototype parts.

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2. Prototype Vehicles

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  • Assisted engineers in vehicle development * Disassembled and completely re-built prototype vehicles * Responsible for budgeting of time and self-management
  • Installed camera racks, and racks for mounting data monitoring computers on interior and exterior of prototype vehicles.
  • Assemble chassis for prototype Vehicles while managing Parts issues and build issues with engineers.
  • Build prototype vehicles/ Set up prototype vehicles for crash safety
  • Build and retrofit prototype vehicles Perform garage services and maintenance
  • Completed Builds of Prototype vehicles according to the build of material, Roush blue prints and illustrations.
  • assemble prototype vehicles from the ground up and retrofitting various new parts

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3. Vehicle Builds

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Here's how Vehicle Builds is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Light fabrication was needed at times Crash Safety vehicle builds.

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4. Test Procedures

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Here's how Test Procedures is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Write corresponding operational test procedures.
  • Monitored all prototype test procedures.
  • Set up mechanical, hydraulic, or electric test equipment in accordance with engineering specifications, standards, or test procedures.
  • Documented functional specifications, assembly procedures, test procedures, and user manuals for various subassemblies.

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5. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • General Production/Prototype Machinist, Machinery, and CNC experience.
  • Reviewed student files and created tool paths for the CNC machine to operate.
  • Used CNC and manual equipment to perform rough and finishing machining.
  • Utilized lathes, grinders, woodworking, and CNC machinery.
  • Program and operate CNC mandrel bender including set-up and tear-down.
  • Utilized CNC bender skills in programming and tool design.
  • Created DXF files to load into CNC 4-Axis Mill.
  • Coordinate department workflow Design and manufacture of complex bracket systems Develop and maintain documentation for work instructions CNC Programming

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6. CAD

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Here's how CAD is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Form aluminum plating using hydraulic presses to conform to CAD generated design's transferring data and pin points to formed plates.
  • Received and built 3D CAD files on various Rapid Prototyping machines.
  • Follow engineer's schematics and CAD layouts for prototype builds.
  • Utilize CAD software for the design and development of products.
  • Evaluate and organize CAD files of prototype component designs.
  • Build prototype battery packs from CAD schematics.
  • Created prints and work instructions using CAD.
  • Review CAD files for manufacturability products.
  • Learned NC code programming for CNC mill, developed Autocad template for coordinates.
  • Utilize CAD software for refining .STL files.
  • Detailed Mylar prints according to engineer specifications utilizing Catia and Cadkey systems.
  • Introduced and have some experience in CAD/CAM -Proficient in programming 2 and 3 axis Prototrak mills

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7. Engineering Staff

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Here's how Engineering Staff is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Generated weekly reports to engineering staff and customer as to the progress and completion of projects.
  • Worked directly with engineering staff, producing complex mechanical devices for use in executive aircraft.
  • Assisted engineering staff in the resolution of design issues and concerns for prototype models.
  • Worked with design engineering staff to develop component layouts.
  • Documented and worked with engineering staffto resolve design and/or process issues that may hinder production.

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8. Test Lab

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Here's how Test Lab is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Design fixtures, parts, and, assemblies for the North American Test Lab and other plants/facilities.
  • Reported to the Test Lab Manager.
  • Design and build fixtures for test lab. )

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9. Customer Specifications

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Here's how Customer Specifications is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Charged with prototype development, providing expertise to profitable completion consistent with company and customer specifications.
  • Inspected finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
  • Analyzed, designed and fabricated systems according to customer specifications.
  • Modified and refined designs to conform to customer specifications, production limitations, and changes in design trends.
  • Managed a small team of prototype technicians to build and create multiple prototype seats per customer specifications.
  • Work with engineering team to ensure customer orders are completed on time and within customer specifications.
  • Created Word, Excel and Powerpoint reports summarizing test results based on customer specifications.

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10. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Perform fine assembly and rework using a soldering iron and various electronic hand tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a wide variety of hand tools.
  • read and follow blueprints.complete build from raw material to finished part using machines and hand tools

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11. Trouble Shooting

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Here's how Trouble Shooting is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Developed test procedures and users manuals to include installation, operation, adjustment, trouble shooting and maintenance of components.
  • Assisted ford engineers with trouble shooting and repair of any systems not working properly.

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12. Setup

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Here's how Setup is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Perform fabrication, welding, setup of dampener testing, and test driving of vehicles with engineers.
  • Assemble and setup universal tooling in multiple punch presses to produce sub-component or assemblies.
  • Assigned and setup employees to different areas.
  • Assisted in the setup and de-bug of automated equipment.

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13. Electric Motors

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14. Circuit Boards

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15. Test Cases

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16. Aluminum

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Here's how Aluminum is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Worked with materials such as aluminum, wood, plastic, copper pipe and electrical conduit.
  • Assembled prototype aluminum charge air coolers, radiator and air conditioning condensers, and oil coolers.
  • Cut, processed and bent various aluminum extrusions per work instructions.
  • Perform welding and machine work on aluminum, steel and plastics.
  • Worked with Li-ion battery cells to build modules Completed ultrasonic welding on copper and aluminum busbars
  • Bench aluminum and steelinjection molds .

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17. MIG

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Here's how MIG is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Welded stater assemblies utilizing TI, Ox-acetylene, MIG, and STIC welding.

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18. TIG

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Here's how TIG is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Performed Aluminum vacuum brazing; also TIG welding, drafting, and charting.

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19. SMT

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Here's how SMT is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Verified new component information for optimizing programs to run on the SMT machines.
  • Promoted to prototype technician to learn soldering techniques and run SMT machinery.
  • Handle rework, modification per engineering dispositions Operate SMT loading machines Build RF sub assemblies and assemblies for fast prototypes
  • Operated SMT machines (Juki) from setup of a new assemblies to production of new assemblies.
  • Reconfigured SMT Circuitry On: Back-planes for Delta Series super computers; Hot-plugs for computer hard-drive units.

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20. PCB

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Here's how PCB is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Conduct necessary quality control and rework procedures on various PCB designs, when required.
  • Assisted purchasing department in outside vendor (PCB fabrication) operations
  • Design CAD drawings of modifications to PCBs, Wire Routing, and Harnesses with Draft Sight.
  • Repair to Production Levels: PCBs damaged during experimentation & testing.
  • Upgrade: PCBs for adaptation to new design configurations, ICU & Ziff sockets changes, & ECO wiring.

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Here's how Chrysler is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Designed prototype steel and flexible fluid brake system prints for Chrysler, General Motors, and Ford.

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22. CMM

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Here's how CMM is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Learned to read blueprints, CMM reports, layout of frame and components within the frame.
  • Programmed and utilized portable CMM equipment.
  • Experience with CMM, quick vision, calipers, pin gage and height gages.

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23. Test Vehicles

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Here's how Test Vehicles is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Implemented quality control procedures while assembling and testing engines for faulty valves Diagnosed test vehicles using available OnStar diagnostic tool.

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24. SLA

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Here's how SLA is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Assisted owner/developer in translating schematics and engineering ideas into actual prototypes and implementation test jigs for various consumer electronic products.
  • Assisted owners of company with Spanish/English translation for Latin American customers.
  • Provided assistance in SLA department maintenance and renovation.
  • Fabricate foam slabs for prototyping air distribution systems.

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25. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Provided technical support for all assemblers, ensuring a quality product, and meeting customer satisfaction.

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26. Drill Press

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27. GM

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Here's how GM is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Worked with research scientists for FDA approval of catheters and balloons using GMP guidelines.
  • Received Textron Six Sigma Green Belt Certification for Optimizing labor hours under budget and Labeling of tools and parts for efficiency.
  • Use a build of materials or B.O.M to build GM Concept and prototype Vehicles for testing
  • Fabricate dunnage racks for GM and Ford.
  • Assisted with installation of a bottle handling system for Amgen in Longmont, Colorado used for pharmaceutical product production.

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28. PCS

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29. Design Changes

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Here's how Design Changes is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Suggested and implemented design changes to improve performance and reliability.
  • Work with engineers, project managers, and parts managers to implement design changes for new designs.

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30. Electrical Systems

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Here's how Electrical Systems is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Completed work on engines, transmissions, and electrical systems.

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31. BOM

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Here's how BOM is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Worked with the Electrical Testing Engineer testing the electrical components of the vehicles using the given prints and BOMS.
  • Inventory management*Receiving incoming inventory*Delivery of components to requestors for build, based on BOM provided
  • Produced multi-level BOM's and part number maintenance information for a where-used computer system.
  • Build and check seat belts and retractors using appropriate drawing specifications and BOM's.
  • Kitted component parts per BOM requirements for inflator build orders.
  • Diode-pumped solid-state lasers Prototype assembly, BOM, training, department set-up operations, purchasing, clean room operation

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32. Dyno

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Here's how Dyno is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Worked in the Silent Room for one year performing hot tests for engine verification of performance in DYNO cells.
  • Tested and captured data from shock dyno of damping forces.
  • Worked with VDA as well as Roerig dynos.

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33. SLS

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Here's how SLS is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Key contributor of start-up of Rapid Prototyping hardware and software for development of SLS processes for nylon composite intake manifolds.
  • Set up, generate, and post-process prototype (SLA and SLS) HVAC components and assemblies.
  • Operate and maintain both SLA and SLS style prototyping machines.
  • Finish SLA and SLS parts for mold development .
  • Operate SLA and SLS machines Prepare and repair files to run machines Clean parts and restart machines

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34. Quality Standards

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Here's how Quality Standards is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Created inspection procedures and managed quality standards document system.
  • Complied with Honda s core values and all ethical policies before approving production specifications for quality standards.

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35. R

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Here's how R is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in operating equipment and machines including CNC machines and cutting machines for the fabrication of mechanical components
  • Approved in-process production of new manufactured vehicles on an assembly line, while communicating required adjustments to production supervisor.
  • Worked in an up-tempo environment updating and enhancing vehicle features to ensure consumer safety.
  • Handled machining assignments that involved installing, repairing and fabricating materials.
  • Designed and iterated camouflaged enclosure for IR/light sensor in rugged environment.
  • Utilized diagnostic software for identifying and repairing vehicle malfunctions.
  • Performed advanced diagnostics and mechanical maintenance on prototype vehicles.
  • Interfaced directly with engineering staff to assemble prototype vehicles includes removing and installing of new power train components.
  • Achieved Certified Interconnect Designer after only 3 months while many co-workers with 10+ years were unsuccessful.
  • Required minimal supervision to complete over 500 engine replacements and upgrades in F-series platforms.
  • Build and calibrate prototype fuel injectors used for test and development by customer.
  • Set up, run and debug new prototype plastic injection molds.
  • Designed mounting structure and cart for mobile LIDAR scanning assembly.
  • Test and report on defective product returned my customer.
  • Fit and Mach up electrical components and fabricated items.
  • Work performed on up to 18 layer boards.
  • Led characterization of antenna components, including laser cutter characterization, foam tensile testing, and assembly vibration testing.
  • Developed and maintained an organized recordkeeping system and prepared lab reports.
  • Reason for separation: Offered IT position
  • Designed mounting structure for 90 lbf payload on the exterior aft of an aircraft chassis.

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36. Machine Shop

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Here's how Machine Shop is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Use resources available in machine shop, outside vendors and other engineers to build one off units for testing.
  • Worked directly with machine shop for fabrication process.
  • Machine shop skills as well.
  • Operate basic machine shop equipment including mig-welder, spot welder, drill press, band saw, belt sander, etc.

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37. Final Inspection

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Here's how Final Inspection is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Performed proper function of all systems on the final inspection line.

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38. Component Level

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Here's how Component Level is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Read schematics and followed technical documentation to trouble shoot at the component level.
  • Assembled printed circuit board assemblies from the component level.
  • Troubleshooted PC boards to the component level using test equipment (DVMs, oscilloscopes, etc.)

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39. Hvac

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40. Verbal Instructions

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Here's how Verbal Instructions is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Monitor computer-controlled test equipment, according to written or verbal instructions.

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41. Process Improvement

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42. Raw Materials

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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Complete daily inventory on raw materials and adjust against electronic records.
  • Constructed parts from raw materials, to working pieces, to testing.
  • Managed inventory for all prototype raw materials, sub-assemblies and finished goods.
  • Test and evaluate incoming raw materials.

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43. Stainless Steel

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Here's how Stainless Steel is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Worked with stainless steel sheet, tube, wire and round stock.

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44. OEM

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45. Mechanical Design

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Here's how Mechanical Design is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Created 3D electro-mechanical design layouts, pictorial isometric views for sales lit and assembly/installation instructions.

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46. Data Collection

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Here's how Data Collection is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Provided instrumentation support for data collection on prototype vehicles.
  • Write the program of the data collection equipment and prove out the program.
  • Test set-up and operation as well as data collection.

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47. Minimal Supervision

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48. Production Floor

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Here's how Production Floor is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Reviewed technical drawings for errors before use on production floor.
  • Review and redline schematics throughout the Pilot Production process to ensure an easy transition to the production floor.

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49. RP

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Here's how RP is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Communicated with RP management about information on project statuses and expected completion dates.
  • Job duties required interpreting detailed blue prints and recommending modifications whenever necessary.
  • Build instrumentation or laboratory test equipment for special purposes.
  • Established corporations and acquired trademarks for products.
  • Read and interpret blueprints specification.
  • Maintained RP laboratory shop area in a safe and orderly condition as expected, and performed other duties as assigned.
  • Researched, developed, and designed new mechanical products to be incorporated in private VIP aircraft seating.
  • Orchestrated the building of near accurate furniture for the purpose of testing according to BIFMA standards.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint for documenting and presentations.
  • Executed all the rapid prototyping for RPI s Troy campus.
  • Maintained RP Machines and other supporting equipment.
  • Certificate held by the corporation.
  • Cleaned, waxed, and gel coated various 11950 N. Highway 89 pre-made airplane molds.
  • Drive busses & trolleys locally & across country for testing & delivery purposes.
  • Cleaned, waxed, and gel coated various pre- made airplane molds.
  • Interpreted drawings and planed work in proper operational sequence on multi-cut jobs.
  • Utilize 5S standards and work practices Volvo Corporate Headquarters painter.
  • Output models using RP machinery Schedule workflow.

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50. ECO

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Here's how ECO is used in Prototype Technician jobs:
  • Consult and confer with engineering personnel to discuss developmental problems and to recommend product modifications.
  • Helped develop the Rapid Prototype area to become a highly utilized and operationally effective showplace.
  • Provide design details and recommends modifications to engineering designs as needed.
  • Recognized and reported defective material and equipment to shift supervisor.
  • Recommend and implement hardware changes with mechanical engineers.
  • Performed required tests and recorded/logged data.
  • Assigned as Lead Technician on multiple projects for recognized attention to detail, scheduling coordination, and team work ability.
  • Recommend tests or testing conditions in accordance with designs, customer requirements, or industry standards to ensure test validity.
  • Initiate ECO's as required and ensure engineering documentation (mechanical, electrical, and wiring) is correct.
  • Recorded and maintained all test data using Microsoft Word.
  • Record data analysis and video for test results.
  • Record keeping for purchases of equipment and material.
  • Recorded data in the MES system program.
  • Run samples on the production line; record the weight on the spread sheets.
  • Second Shift ) Built prototype molds for automotive stamping facility.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Prototype Technician

Prototype Parts

25.9%

Prototype Vehicles

9.7%

Vehicle Builds

8.1%

Test Procedures

5.9%

CNC

5.3%

CAD

5.2%

Engineering Staff

4.2%

Test Lab

3.9%

Customer Specifications

3.6%

Hand Tools

3.5%

Trouble Shooting

3.3%

Setup

2.7%

Electric Motors

2.6%

Circuit Boards

2.4%

Test Cases

2.4%

Aluminum

2.3%

MIG

2.3%

TIG

2.3%

SMT

2.2%

PCB

2.2%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Prototype Technician

Rank Skill
1 Prototype Parts 18.8%
2 Prototype Vehicles 7.0%
3 Vehicle Builds 5.9%
4 Test Procedures 4.3%
5 CNC 3.9%
6 CAD 3.8%
7 Engineering Staff 3.0%
8 Test Lab 2.8%
9 Customer Specifications 2.6%
10 Hand Tools 2.5%
11 Trouble Shooting 2.4%
12 Setup 2.0%
13 Electric Motors 1.9%
14 Circuit Boards 1.8%
15 Test Cases 1.8%
16 Aluminum 1.7%
17 MIG 1.7%
18 TIG 1.7%
19 SMT 1.6%
20 PCB 1.6%
21 Chrysler 1.6%
22 CMM 1.5%
23 Test Vehicles 1.4%
24 SLA 1.3%
25 Technical Support 1.3%
26 Drill Press 1.3%
27 GM 1.2%
28 PCS 1.2%
29 Design Changes 1.0%
30 Electrical Systems 1.0%
31 BOM 0.9%
32 Dyno 0.9%
33 SLS 0.9%
34 Quality Standards 0.9%
35 R 0.8%
36 Machine Shop 0.8%
37 Final Inspection 0.8%
38 Component Level 0.8%
39 Hvac 0.7%
40 Verbal Instructions 0.7%
41 Process Improvement 0.7%
42 Raw Materials 0.7%
43 Stainless Steel 0.6%
44 OEM 0.6%
45 Mechanical Design 0.6%
46 Data Collection 0.6%
47 Minimal Supervision 0.6%
48 Production Floor 0.6%
49 RP 0.5%
50 ECO 0.5%
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