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SENIOR PRODUCT SPECIALIST

Harbor Freight Tools • CALABASAS, CA

Posted 5 days ago

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Full-Time
Retail
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Job Description

A Senior Product Specialist demonstrates expert, specialized tool knowledge and has a passion for using tools and equipment. A Senior Product Specialist may work individually and/or with a group, and relies on advanced knowledge and expertise in verifying conformance to industry and regulatory safety standards; testing new products; building test fixtures, creating reports and coordinating line reviews. A Senior Product Specialist exercises discretion and independent judgment in evaluating testing methods, weighing test results, and making recommendations relating to products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Extensive tool knowledge across all categories; Expert in specific tool category
  • Testing of High Visibility items and Big 9
  • Testing of New Items/Product Development
  • Mastery of all Lab Equipment
  • Ability and experience using specialized lab equipment (Bruker) ray Gun, Dynamometer, Life Test Tables relating to area of expertise
  • Create reports regarding evaluation of product quality and performance in Platypus database
  • Independently evaluate, create, and draft Test Methods
  • Coordinate Line Reviews with Category Management Team and attend meetings relating to tool category.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Provide technical expertise based on advanced knowledge and experience and interact with various entities (Catman, GS, Packaging, etc.) within the organization
  • Actively participate in product demonstrations and provide independent judgment to assist in decision making process regarding specific products.
  • In connection with development of Test Methods, build Test Fixtures appropriate for execution of testing
  • Reads, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.
  • Writes reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Effectively present information and responds to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Fieldwork Assignments as needed
  • Assists in reviewing Test Reports monitoring and overview
  • Defines problems collects data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Other duties as assigned
Scope
• Supervisory Responsibility
• Organizational Scope – Works with various departments and outside parties
• Responsible for maintaining Confidential Information -
• Travel –
• Equipment Used – computer, printer, copier, fax

Job Requirements

Qualifications – Education and Experience
  • High School diploma or equivalent; College preferred
  • Advanced technical courses at college level or trade school a plus
  • Current or prior certifications in specialized area preferred
  • Five to ten years advanced training and experience in specialized tool field
  • Specialized experience can include: contractor, construction, carpenter, plumber, welder, auto mechanic and the use of corresponding tools with expert knowledge
  • Familiarity with structural carpentry tools to include the repair and maintenance of small industrial tools that are used in the field of general construction
  • Expert knowledge of tools
  • Familiarity with detail carpentry tools to include selection, tool application and safe tool usage
  • Hands on, able to disassemble, troubleshoot, and assemble various types of products
  • Experience with report writing computer skills in and Excel, web search, and e-mail
  • Experience with test, repairing, or professional trade work with consumer tools and equipment
  • Ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment and good decision-making skills
  • Ability to work in a team setting and have a strong attention to detail
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Computer skills in Excel, web search, and e-mail

Physical Demands – Environment and Work Conditions
General office environment requiring ability to:
  • stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time
  • speak and listen to others in person and over the phone
  • use keyboard and read from computer screen and reports
  • lift up to 15 lbs.

Level of language needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

Level of mathematical skills needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

Level of reasoning skills needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
Job ID: 12247BR
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