Prototype Technician


Norwood, MA, US, 02062

Company:  9052-Gibson Engineering Company, Inc.

This role assumes the responsibilities of a designer, machinist, and electro-mechanical technician as required to solve industrial automation challenges.

A machinist is responsible for programming and operating CNC machine tools.  This position will work closely with the engineering group to design and fabricate custom components for proof of concept and production automation equipment. The work associated with this role is primarily related to robotic systems and the associated end-of-arm tooling. Responsibilities also include organizing and maintaining equipment in the machine shop work area.

An Electro-mechanical technician is responsible for mechanical assembly and wiring related to production projects ranging from simple cable harnesses, electrical cabinets, mechanical frames, or guards to turnkey automation systems. The prototype technician role may occasionally be asked to support these functions as required for production jobs or, more likely, proof of concept projects.



  • Program and operate CNC machine tools to design and fabricate custom components.
  • Program and operate a 3D printer to design and fabricate custom components.
  • Review drawings with the engineering group to confirm design for manufacturability and the accuracy required for production-level components.
  • Perform cost analysis of components and labor to generate accurate pricing to be utilized in the quotations.
  • Responsible for the organization and upkeep of the machine shop work area.
  • Maintain a safe working environment in the machine shop area, ensuring acceptable and qualified use of all equipment. Provide group and individual training as required.
  • Monitor, schedule, or perform maintenance on equipment as required.
  • Receive production job parts and materials via job tote: check each item against the picklist for accuracy and damaged goods.
  • Maintained responsibility and organization of production job components while on the floor.
  • Assemble mechanical systems, including aluminum extrusion frames, guards, and multi-discipline electro-mechanical assemblies. Assembly should be completed based on prints and drawings while utilizing best practices and creativity for a professional finished product.
  • Troubleshoot, test, and re-work electrical and mechanical systems.


  • Technicians may complete “odd jobs” to support the sales team, shipping, or operations. These tasks include supporting the development of sales demos, cutting aluminum extrusion, operating the fork truck, general maintenance, and assembling shipping crates or skids.


  • Strong sense of teamwork and willingness to help others.
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to be clear and concise.
  • Attention to detail and quality.
  • Ability to problem solve and identify errors and discrepancies.
  • Ability to self-direct work.
  • Ability to see how their work impacts the success of the business.


  • Experience with shop equipment safety and operation, including but not limited to electrical assembly tools, carpentry tools, machine shop tools, and fork trucks.
  • Understanding of electrical principles, including the ability to read electrical schematics.
  • Ability to utilize standard test tools such as multi-meters and oscilloscopes.
  • Electricians license and trade experience.
  • Minimum high school diploma or GED required.


  • Typical office and manufacturing floor environment.
  • Ability to safely work with and around power tools and standard machine-shop equipment.
  • Must be able to perform physical work all day long, often working on their feet and occasionally in tight physical spaces.
  • Must also be able to lift 50-70 pounds.
  • Must be able to effectively type using a keyboard and computer peripherals, such as a mouse, keyboard, and monitor.

An emerging provider of next generation technology solutions, Applied Industrial Technologies has a growing automation footprint and expanding offering of motion control, machine vision, robotic and IIoT technologies, plus related value-added industrial expertise.

Founded in 1923, Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) is a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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