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Technician

Requisition ID:  12820
Category:  Engineering & Technology
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent

Technician 

 

Reports to: Laboratory Technician Manager 

Location: Plymouth, MI 

  

Main purpose of the role 

To support the execution of testing projects related to the validation of bearing and sealing systems and to support product development and to help maintain the test laboratory 

  

Key accountabilities 

  • Perform test setups/teardowns on laboratory test equipment  

  • Build test assemblies according to drawings and test specifications  

  • Perform measurements on test samples  

  • Inspect and document condition of samples after testing 

  • Instrument samples with thermocouples, load cells, accelerometers 

  • Monitor test and maintain log sheets 

  • Assist with identification, handling, and storage of laboratory samples 

  • Perform maintenance on test equipment 

  • Contribute to improvement of test equipment 

  • Fabricate, modify, assemble test fixtures as necessary 

  • Participate in EHS activities 

  • Support building facility activities (shipping/receiving, general maintenance, etc.) 

  • Perform other duties as assigned 

  

Knowledge and competence requirements 

  • Strong computer skills, Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams  

  • Mechanical aptitude 

  • People skills 

  • Organizational skills 

  • Knowledge of basic hand tools, torque wrenches and measurement tools  

  • Knowledge of dial indicators, micrometers and basis metrology measurements  

  • Basic knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic systems  

  • Basic electrical skills  

  • Basic machine shop skills, lathe, bandsaw, grinders  

  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings  

  • Ability to work on feet for long periods and lift up to 40 lbs.  

  • Ability tor bend, kneel and work in tight spaces  

  • Ability to work in an environment with oils, occasional oil fumes and high and low frequency noise levels 

 

Education requirements 

  • High School Diploma 

  • Technical trade school training or associate degree at a university level is preferred  

  

Work experience 

  • Minimum of two years of experience in a testing laboratory or related technical field 

  • Knowledge of calibration and instrumentation a plus  

 

About SKF: 

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide.  

 

What You’ll Love About SKF:  

Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy a robust PTO policy and 13 paid holidays!  

  

Work/Life Balance. A possibility for flexibility and an opportunity for occasional remote work.   

  

Health and Wellness Benefits.  SKF cares about the wellbeing of our employees. Many options for best in class medical and dental plans to fit your needs; a wellness plan that includes biometric screening and health risk assessment for you and your spouse and incentives for healthy living!  

  

Invest in your Future. SKF offers amazing retirement options! Participate in our 401K program that boasts a 100% match up to 5% of your elected contribution (100% Vested). And regardless of your participation, SKF automatically contributes 5% into your account per pay period (3 Years Vesting).  

  

Much more! Growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement, voluntary critical illness coverage, voluntary legal plan, employee assistance program, life insurance, vehicle discount programs, mobile phone discounts, and with so many benefits to working for SKF, we could not name them all!  

  

EOE M/F/D/V  

  

To apply please visit the SKF website: https://career.skf.com/ 

About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 75 billion and the number of employees ca 41,000.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit