ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN - Weatherby, Inc. - Sheridan, WY

Weatherby, Inc


The Engineering Technician is responsible for carrying out test procedures, assisting in the design and fabrication of prototypes, test equipment, and other manufacturing related items, and carefully documenting results and presenting findings. They may also assist in 3-D modeling, and the creation and control of prints, BOMs, and other related documents. They will work closely with the engineering and manufacturing teams to help create better processes and products.


  • Cooperate and work efficiently in a team environment, and with other employees.
  • Create solutions to complex technical problems including, but not limited to, mechanical parts, material flow, manufacturing process, and machinery.
  • Assist engineers as they create, modify, and test products and processes.
  • Perform research and help in the development of test plans and procedures.
  • Inspect products and processes for flaws and identify areas of improvement.
  • Conduct tests and collect data.
  • Assist in product design, development, and production.
  • Build and set up equipment.
  • Prepare and conduct experiments.
  • Calculate or record results during experiments.
  • Create prototypes of equipment.
  • Utilize computer-aided design and drafting equipment during design phase.
  • Operate and maintain manufacturing equipment.
  • Calibrate test equipment.
  • Program and run computer simulations to test designs virtually.
  • Estimate project costs and specify materials to be used.
  • Assist in implementation of sound manufacturing principles and ideas.


  • Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Education & Experience

  • Certificates and training using Solidworks or comparable 3-D modeling software.
  • Training or coursework using fabrication equipment including, but not limited to manual lathes and mills, welding equipment, hand tools, etc.


  • Computer skills including Excel or comparable software, word processing, etc.
  • Ability to perform complex problem solving utilizing the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) methodology.
  • Ability to interpret product specifications including GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing).
  • Must have strong analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent skills in interpersonal relationships, communication and teamwork.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to speak and communicate effectively with both management and production.
  • Work independently and possess a high level of self-motivation and initiative.


  • Meet objective goals assigned during quarterly performance coaching.
  • Perform duties in a timely manner and report outcomes.


While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to acknowledge:

  • Working expectations: walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee will be subject to prolonged standing. The employee must be able to manipulate and assemble small parts.
  • Specific vision abilities: list such as close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Weight requirement: The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 57 pounds and push/pull up to 53


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not typically exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position may spend significant time on the manufacturing floor but will also work in an office environment using standard office equipment including computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets. While performing the duties of this job, this position may be exposed to the manufacturing environment and may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in this work environment can be loud.


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