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Product Specialist I - Temp to Hire - Camarillo, CA

Company: Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc.
Location: Camarillo
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

The Product Specialist I demonstrates solid tool knowledge and has a passion for using tools and equipment. The product specialist I may work individually and/or with a group, verifying conformance to industry and regulatory safety standards; and prepares written test reports. Participate in Product demos, Line Reviews, and assist Category and Sourcing team with product decisions.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesConducts written test reports from beginning to completion in a web based software program (Platypus).Provide technical expertise and interact with various entities (Catman, GS, Packaging, etc.) within the organizationActively participate in product demonstrations and help aid in decision-making processAssist Product Specialist II and build fixturesTests and qualifies product for sale in our retail storesFunctions test tools and equipmentVerifies conformance to industry and regulatory safety standardsWorks with electronic testing equipment, small motor dynamometer, environmental chambers, hardness tester, and general hand toolsPrepares written test reports in a web based software programParticipates in the analytical review of new or revised parts, materials, and products; including Pareto charts and Excel graphs.Become autonomous in Testing and fixture building for their own assignments.Preparation for product review to include setup of product, customer web reviews, and 1 pager of sales and returns data.Demonstrates basic tool knowledge and has a passion for using tools and equipmentParticipates in Product demos, Line Reviews, and assist Category and Sourcing team with product decisionsMaintenance/Cleaning of Lab.Occasional overtime requiredAdditional duties as assigned by manager.Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.ScopeSupervises staff - NoFinancial Scope - NoOrganizational Scope - All US locations/Single Category/Region/District/Distribution CenterTravel - NoResponsible for Maintaining Confidential Information - Yescorporate corporate corporateRequirementsJob Qualifications - Education and ExperienceMinimum of 3 years of related experienceHigh School diploma or equivalentExperience as a contractor, construction, carpenter, welder, plumber, auto mechanic and uses the corresponding tools with basic to intermediate knowledgeFamiliarity with structural carpentry tools to include the repair and maintenance of small industrial tools that are used in the field of general constructionFamiliarity with detail carpentry tools to include selection, tool application and safe tool usageHands on, able to disassemble, trouble shoot, and assemble various types of productsExperience with report writing computer skills in and Excel, web search, and e-mailExperience with test, repairing, or professional trade work with consumer tools and equipmentAbility to work in a team setting and have a strong attention to detailMust have excellent written and oral communication skillsComputer skills in Excel, web search, and e-mailAdvanced technical courses at college level or trade school a plusAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manualsAbility to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organizationAbility to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volumeAbility to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometryAbility to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization existsAbility to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule formPhysical RequirementsGeneral office environment requiring ability to:Stand, walk, sit for extended periods of timeSpeak and listen to others in person and over the phoneUse keyboard and read from computer screen and reportsLift up to 45 lbs.The anticipated rate for this position is $29.50 per hour depending on location, knowledge, skills, education and experience. Associates will accrue paid sick time at the rate of at least 1 hour for every 30 hours worked up to 64 hours per year unless otherwise required by law. The Company observes 12.5 paid holidays.corporate corporate corporateAbout Harbor Freight ToolsWe're a 45 year-old, $6.5 billion national tool retailer with the energy, enthusiasm, and growth potential of a start-up. We have over 1,300 stores in 48 states across the country and are opening several new locations every week. We offer our customers more than 7,000 tools and accessories, from hand tools and generators to air and power tools, from shop equipment to automotive tools. We provide our customers with the right tool for the right job at the right price, always delivering quality and value.

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