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Product Test Technician - Full Time

The Timken Company - Fulton, IL


Posted on 05/22/23 (Ref: ILq7CvibiC)

Product Test Technician - Fulton, IL - The Timken Company

What Timken makes possible begins with you.
Those who came before us helped land a man on the moon, create the world's infrastructure, and introduce renewable energy alternatives. Now you can join the Timken team to write your own unique story and help drive what's next.

A career at Timken means you can have an immediate impact doing Work That Matters to the worldó improving the efficiency of today's industrial equipment and preparing for the future of motion on our planet and beyond. New employees can start contributing right away, and there are many opportunities to advance your career at your own pace. Join our global team of 19,000 people in 46 countries, and start helping our customers push the limits of what's possible in their world of motion.

  • Daily set-up and operation of the engineering test room and the test room equipment. This primary responsibility includes, but is not limited to, the following testing:
    • Evaluate competitor product performance
    • Validation of engineering internal change control
    • Technologies for product advancement
    • Continuous improvement of current products
  • Comprehensive data collection of components and assemblies related to product testing (described above).
  • Comprehensive reporting of harvested testing data including the ability to produce easily understandable graphs, charts, and tables for engineering and management review.
  • Management and implementation of PM (preventative maintenance) program as related to upkeep and calibration of testing equipment, devices, and sensors.
  • Monitoring of inventory of testing consumables including sprockets, chains, etc.
  • Plan and conduct standardized API (American Petroleum Institute) tests as required for auditing product performance.
  • Support engineering through:
    • Performing routine lab analysis and approval of heat-treated product per established sampling plan
    • Identification, segregation and documentation of nonconforming materials
    • Preparing mounted product samples for engineering review and documentation
    • Conducting bend tests for welder qualification procedures
  • Schedule and conduct routine sampling and documentation of manufactured roller chain products of pitch and push-off forces.
  • Perform capability studies and collect raw data to support engineering projects.
  • Available to take on responsibilities as a QA (Quality Assurance) Technician as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Solid knowledge of metrology and possess advance mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to utilize complicated drawings and specifications, advanced mathematics, and wide variety of precision measuring instruments.
  • Broad knowledge of product specifications, manufacturing processes and their affects, and key product design characteristics.
  • Excellent analytical skills and detailed oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Hands-on leader who is self-driven and is constantly looking for improvement opportunities and implementation.
  • Strong MS Office computer skills and experience working with data analysis tools.
  • Ability to operate effectively and be flexible.
  • Qualifications related to performance of job as QA Technician.

Education and/or Experience

Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or a minimum of five years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and complete necessary production forms. Ability to speak effectively with fellow employees and/or customers.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, schedule, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables; problem solving ability.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands/arms, and talk or hear at conversational level. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift/move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift/move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds. Moving/lifting greater than 50 pounds requires assistance from another employee or a lifting device/hoist. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; and extreme heat and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Required Personal Protective Equipment

Employee is required to wear proper safety eyewear, hearing protection, and steel-toed shoes at all times while on plant floor.

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.


Product Test Technician - Fulton, IL - The Timken Company

Product Test Technician - Fulton, IL - The Timken Company


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