Product Development Technician


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Bradenton, FL

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Product Development Technician
ValidFill, LLC.
Bradenton, FL

For over 12 years, ValidFill has been working with food service operators, beverage brands and drinkware partners to create the most profitable, innovative dispensed beverage programs in the world. ValidFill uses the magic of RFID technology placed on drinkware to deliver a new level of intelligence and business opportunity to beverage dispensing. Through our patented solution, ValidFill makes it possible to bring control to dispensed beverage dispensers allowing operators to introduce prepaid refill offers that will generate greater levels of profits, speed of service, guest convenience and improved sustainability.  Key segments for ValidFill include cruise lines, resorts, theme parks, restaurant, and entertainment venues around the world.

We are looking for a Product Development Technician to join our growing team. This position will focus on research for design, prototyping and testing new products and documenting those findings for our software and hardware teammates as we bring solutions to market.

What you'll do:

  • Assist in design component research for prototyping
  • Assembly and testing of new products
  • Communicate with the engineering department and project manager on issues
  • Document reported software/firmware/hardware issues using tracking software
  • Assist in troubleshooting software/firmware bugs
  • Assist in product refactoring
  • Assist in supporting customers during the beta phase of software/hardware releases

Benefits of working with us:

  • Affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match
  • Profit sharing
  • Comfortable, safety-first environment
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Focus on wellness (EAP, fitness reimbursements, etc.)
  • Team oriented culture

Who we are looking for:

  • Must be self-starter
  • Must have a working knowledge of computers and electronics
  • Must have an associate's degree in a related field and two years of relevant experience or four years of relevant experience
  • Must be an effective problem-solver and proficient at troubleshooting complex systems
  • Must be passionate about innovation and the technology that supports it

We’d like to hear from you if you:

  • Have experience building prototype machines
  • Understand serial communication protocols (RS232, USB, RS485, I2C, SPI)
  • Have experience in developing software
  • Have previously built anything using microcontrollers
  • Ability to read, interpret schematic drawings and technical documents