Technology Research and Development Specialist

AR, FORT SMITH

What You'll Do

ArcBest is a logistics company with creative problem solvers who deliver integrated solutions for complex supply chain challenges.

Wanting to join the ArcBest family? In our search for top talent, we are looking for those that will further enable us to deliver on our vision and fully support our values-driven culture.

Currently, we are looking for a Technology Research and Development Specialist to join the ArcBest Technologies team. The Technology Research and Development (Tech R and D) Specialist is a high value role providing insight to leadership for various ArcBest departments in support of the Corporate vision and strategy. This position helps to develop new technology and implementation through a full product lifecycle. The Tech R and D Specialist provides oversight to managers on existing objectives and services to create, qualify, pursue, and capture new and follow-on business opportunities, and provides advice to Technology Research and Development leadership. This position also pro-actively pursues and supports the needs of all areas of the Company.

Your contribution may include:

  • Assist with coordinating activities across the business areas as needed to support objectives.
  • Monitor, track, and correct execution of existing services to ensure quality performance and excellent customer satisfaction.
  • Read and understand product schematics and assembly instructions.
  • Take part in product development meetings.
  • Verify dimensions and product specifications.
  • Ensure that all the required parts for assembly are present, properly fitted, aligned, and screwed in.
  • Ensure that quality control standards are met.
  • Maintain a production schedule.
  • Test products for functionality.
  • Troubleshoot and stress test products to minimize problems or recalls.
  • Report and detail product malfunctions.
  • Adhere to assembly safety standards.
  • Perform arc MiG and tig welding with varying steel types and aluminum.
  • Design and build fixturing.
  • Utilize both hand tools and power tools.
  • Utilize knowledge of CNC machines and set up.
  • Perform troubleshooting, PLC Programing, maintenance, electrical wiring, and use hydraulics, and pneumatics for Robotics.
  • Perform Shipping (packing and loading) and receiving (unloading, inspections, and inventory tracking).
  • Perform forklift operation as needed.
  • Work in a team setting to accomplish departmental goals.
  • Maintain a positive attitude in a highly intense environment.
  • Other duties and projects, as assigned.

As the Tech R and D Specialist, you will be a member of the ArcBest Technology Research and Development team in Fort Smith, AR. The hours for this role are generally 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with occasional irregular hours depending on workload.

Ready to apply? Before doing so, please make sure you meet the minimum requirements:

Education: High school diploma or GED with a minimum of five years or more performing similar work, with Bachelor’s degree or specialized certification, preferred.

Experience: Minimum, three years’ experience in Industrial Maintenance, Robotics, Automation, or similar field.

Certifications: Electronics Technology, preferred.

If you require accommodation in the application process, please contact arcbhr@arcb.com or call us at (479) 785-8963. An Equal Opportunity Employer including Vet/Disability.

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