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Customs Manufacturing Technician

Company: Hubbardton Forge LLC
Location: Castleton
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:


The Custom Manufacturing Technician is responsible for developing components and tooling for non-standard products as well as helping fabricate (forge, machine, weld, build) those products when needed. This Team Member must be self-driven with an eye for detail and first-time quality. This position requires creative problem-solving and a good deal of cross-functional communication.


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


  • Serve as a role model with regard to never compromising safety for competing priorities.
  • Develop a safety consciousness among your peers
  • Follow good ergonomic principles when performing work.


    • Ensure 100% first time quality before new product reaches manufacturing. Understand all aspects custom process to support as back-up
    • Ensure tooling is tested, error proofed, user friendly, ergonomic and efficient.
    • Verify new components for tolerances, surface quality, etc....utilizing drawing reviews and incoming inspections.
    • Verify standards; check gauges and tooling are complete and ready for production. Maintain tooling to standards.
    • Follow standard work for Forge, Weld and P&T to ensure flow of process and product.


      • Work with Engineering and Prototype & Tooling to develop prototype based upon predetermined engineering specifications.
      • As needed, develop production-level tooling ensuring ongoing manufacturability of non-standard product.
      • Develop crude tools for one-time use for non-standard product and modify existing tooling for custom builds.
      • Develop and build components or partial builds on mid-level customs.
      • Physically build, forge, weld, machine, high level custom products. Adapt for hand building when tooling is not complete.
      • Meet as needed, with Metalcraft & P&T to review custom builds for feedback. Bring feedback to Engineering to be incorporated into the design as required.
      • Work with internal customers to ensure that all needs are met in order to build non-standard products.
      • Be model and drawing resource for ECO's and RFC's. Provide RFC support to Customs product engineer.
      • Develop UL sample products as needed.

        Cost Reduction

        • As a part of the Custom Team, participate in the process PDCA and contribute to continuing development and improvements in process.
        • Engage in CI activities to improve product and process.


          • Maintain an ongoing dialogue to ensure ongoing alignment of priorities and objectives.
          • Respectfully communicate with others, share information, offer support, identify problems, propose solutions, address issues fairly and direct

            Other Duties

            • Other duties as assigned.


Keywords: Hubbardton Forge LLC, New England , Customs Manufacturing Technician, Professions , Castleton, Northeast

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