Prototype Technician

If you’re curious, passionate, and multi-disciplined, you belong here. We are seeking a Prototype Technician to join our growing Design + Product Development group.  

About you: You’re comfortable juggling multiple assignments, prefer collaborative environments, and want to find a ‘great place with great people’ to build your career. You’re professional, upbeat, and comfortable interfacing with every level of the organization.

About Us: Kinetic Vision is a full-service firm bringing design, engineering, and development talent together to deliver progressive and imaginative product and process technology solutions. We have a deep history of developing cutting-edge products and technology. Employees working at Kinetic Vision have the opportunity to work with subject matter experts in high-tech fields. 

The key to our success is our focus on developing great people and products by providing the tools, training, and opportunities to grow. We are committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievement of all team members. We value our employees and want them to have a healthy balance between their personal and work lives. In addition to competitive compensation and generous benefits, life at Kinetic Vision includes a hybrid work environment providing opportunities for collaborating with subject matter experts, a state-of-the-art facility, company outings, volunteer opportunities, contests, cookouts and summer half-day Fridays. We offer opportunities for professional development and an environment where everyone enjoys the FUN parts of their role. Putting our employees first has enabled us to be named one of Cincinnati's Top Workplaces nine years in a row, and we're proud of that honor.

Job responsibilities:

  • Produce accurate, high quality prototypes, models and mockups for part evaluation as well as internal and external presentations, using a variety of shop tools.
  • Work collaboratively with other model makers as well as designers, engineers, and outside resources to solve complex problems.
  • Operating and maintaining multiple 3D printing machines and/or mills
  • Utilize build preparation software to orient and properly support parts to be printed
  • Manage 3D print workflow to maximize efficiency and ensure job delivery on time, with full commitment to quality
  • Demonstrate and assure knowledge of model shop safety procedures for shop and individual tool use.
  • Exercise PC-based computer knowledge as it applies to model making (Outlook, MS Office, CAD systems)
  • Aid in the troubleshooting and modification of elements to resolve any design issues.
  • Support the company's vision of creating the highest quality and most innovative new proprietary products.
  • Assist in maintaining an adequate inventory of supplies and materials.
  • Participate in the maintenance of the shop area and equipment to keep the area clean, orderly, and safe.

Other Requirements:

  • Organized and methodical with attention to detail and the ability to learn quickly
  • Proven skills in the creation of high-quality models and design evaluators for new product development (portfolio presentation is encouraged)
  • Expert in surface and detail part finishing and painting
  • CAD modeling
  • MSDS and hazardous waste management
  • Ability to lift and/or carry up to 25 lbs unassisted
  • Demonstrate self-sufficiency, self-motivation, and strong problem-solving
  • Demonstrated ability to treat confidential matters with appropriate discretion
  • CNC Machine programming and operation (nice to have)

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Education minimum requirement: 2 year degree or equivalent combination of education, technical expertise, training, and work experience.


  • Competitive salary  
  • Company-paid health insurance (HSA) or premium share (PPO)
  • Medical coverage exceeds ACA Platinum Benefit requirements
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Short and Long Term disability insurance
  • Life insurance  
  • Paid time off
  • 12 paid holidays
  • 401(K) with company match
  • Contribution towards health club membership and eLearning Platforms
  • Hybrid work schedule 
  • Business Appropriate/Casual Work Environment
  • Diverse portfolio of industries and projects 
  • Collaborative and dynamic team environment
  • State of the Art high tech facility