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Hardware Design Technician Apprentice

at IBM Power Systems

Posted: 9/23/2019
Job Reference #: 283136

Job Description

Hardware Design Technician Apprentice

Your Role and Responsibilities
As a Hardware Design Technician Apprentice at IBM, you will learn the mechanical packaging and design of electronic sub-assemblies (power, thermal, IO, planar boards, interconnect frames, brackets, covers etc.) that make up our z and Power systems using three dimensional (3D) CAD tools like Catia, Creo and Solidworks.
Throughout your apprenticeship, you’ll work closely with experienced engineers and mentors where you will apply your learning to design parts, assemble early hardware builds and perform application verification testing.  You will have hands on experience with prototypes, troubleshooting field fails and implementing fixes, operating measurement and machining equipment (e.g. 3D printer) and other functions performed by the mechanical design team.

What is an Apprenticeship?
IBM Apprenticeship Program is an official registered apprenticeship recognized by the Department of Labor (DOL).  Every graduate of a Registered Apprenticeship program receives a nationally-recognized credential from the DOL.
During the apprenticeship duration, you will be required to complete specific learning hours and on the job training that has been outlined to ensure you are developing the skills and competencies essential to the role.  You will be able to learn and grow at your own pace, but we expect most apprentices will complete their learning within 12 months.  Once you graduate and receive your certificate from our apprentice program, you will be eligible to apply to available full-time roles at IBM.
Who you are!
An apprenticeship is about learning.  We’re seeking candidates who have the following requirements, but we know you’re just getting your career started, and we’re committed to helping you learn and grow.  If you’ve had some experience with data analysis or simply working in a team oriented environment in the past, you’re exactly the type of candidate we’re looking for.
To be successful, you need:
  •     Drive and eagerness to learn
  •     Ability to work independently, and in an efficient and organized manner
  •     Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  •     Strong troubleshooting
  •     Some basic knowledge of or experience in mechanical, industrial or related engineering fundamentals including:
    • 3D CAD tools like Catia, Creo, Solidworks, etc
    • Design for Manufacturability
    • Tolerance Analysis
    • Fabrication processes – primarily sheet metal & plastics
    • Material Engineering
What’s the experience?
As an apprentice, you'll join with other apprentices in a local cohort. You'll go through your first few weeks together, learning about IBM and the skills you'll be attaining throughout your apprenticeship. Then, you'll work with your managers and mentors to progress through your personal skills roadmap, learning and demonstrating new knowledge and competencies through hands-on application with your project teams.
No relocation is available for this position.


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Required Education
High School Diploma/GED

Role ( Job Role )
Manufacturing Engineering Technician

State / Province

Primary job category

(0147) International Business Machines Corporation

Contract type
Fixed Term - Long Term

Employment Type

Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

Travel Required
No Travel

IBM Business Group

Preferred Education
Associate's Degree/College Diploma

City / Township / Village

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Willingness to complete the requirements of the apprenticeship program
  • Some knowledge or experience with any of the following:
    • 3D CAD Tools like Catia, Creo, Solidworks, etc
    • Tolerance Analysis
    • Fabrication and manufacturing process knowledge beneficial

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United States

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
  • None

Secondary Job Category
Technician in Manufacturing

Eligibility Requirements
  • None

Position Type
Early Professional

Early Professional Track
Industry Early Professional

Location Statement
IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future.  Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

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