The Hillman Group

  • Senior Technician

    Job Locations US-AZ-Tempe
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Manufacturing & Production
  • Overview

    The associate at this level is capable of significant contribution and has demonstrated this in previous assignments. Along with a history of successful project completion, this associate models behaviors and attitudes that inspire and motivate others within the team, and provides a role model for associates throughout the Company. Plans, lays out and builds a variety of prototype models to support engineering operations. Exhibits comprehensive knowledge of the policies, procedures, and practices critical to the delivery of successful results at Hillman and can have direct supervisory responsibility for associates on the team.


    • Develops and fabricates prototypes for new products, product builds and engineering improvements using a wide range of materials.
    • Paints using a variety of techniques on various surfaces.
    • Fabricates castings and molds using a variety of techniques, e.g. vacuum forms and silicon molds.
    • Supports manufacturing by reworking and modifying product.
    • Sets up and programs CNC machines using CAD and vendor software.
    • Uses milling machines, lathes, power saws, painting equipment, etc… to perform work.
    • Ability to perform Hot Work tasks, e.g. welding, soldering.
    •  Other duties as assigned.


    Education - High School diploma or GED equivalent, and 10 years in a related field. 


    Additional Experience & Certifications:

    • Painting techniques required; Knowledgeable in the application of textures and finishes.
    • Vacuum forming techniques required.
    • Ability to fabricate prototypes with and without engineering drawings.
    • Basic computer skills.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills; Ability to work from verbal and written instructions.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
    • Proven ability to be successful in both a team and self-directed environment.
    • Participates and engages during brainstorming sessions.
    • Has an awareness of a variety of manufacturing/production processes.


    • Strong - Written and Verbal Communication Skills
    • Strong - Leadership & Coaching Skills
    • Basic - Supervisory Skills
    • Strong - Shop math skills
    • Excellent - Persuasive Reasoning and Negotiation Skills
    • Excellent - Skills in Teamwork & Collaboration 
    • Excellent - Interpersonal Skills
    • Excellent - Internal Customer Skills
    • Excellent - External Customer Skills

    Self-Management Skills:

    • Ability to Accept & Act on Constructive Criticism
    • Ability to Provide Constructive Criticism in a Professional Manner
    • Ability to Exhibit Professionalism at all times
    • Ability to Prioritize in a Fast Moving Environment
    • Ability to Reason and Make Decisions
    • Ability to Adhere to Attendance Policies
    • Ability to Manage Deadlines
    • Ability to Work under Pressure
    • Ability to Manage a Large Workload
    • Ability to Work Independently
    • Ability to Think Creatively
    • Ability to Solve Problems
    • Ability to Keep Detailed and Accurate Records
    • Ability to Manage Uncertainty
    • Ability to Adapt & Manage Change
    • Ability to Maintain an Organized Work Environment
    • Ability to Read and Understand Blueprints and/or Drawings
    • Ability to Train and Motivate Employees

    Computer Skills:

    • Basic Skills in Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
    • Basic understanding of 3D modeling software, preferably SolidWorks and CNC Programs.

    Other Skills:

    • Observe all safety procedures and policies; Report potentially unsafe conditions to supervisor.
    • Must be very detail oriented.
    • Proven track record of successfully delivering projects in scope and on time.

    Work Environment:

    Office Personnel- Production setting; often exposed to fumes, airborne particles or loud working environment of the shop area. Various PPE required. Physical Demand: Active




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