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Research Technician

Research - Research Engineer, Research Job ID 2021-11312 West Glocester, Rhode Island 11/17/2021
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FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.


Provide technical support in the performance of Research and Approvals tests conducted at the FM Global Research Campus, primarily in the Large and Small Burn Laboratories, under the direction of the General Foreman. Day-to-day activities includes test setup, instrumentation and equipment troubleshooting as well as firefighting and cleanup efforts.


High School/Trade School or Military specialist training with 3 years general mechanical or electrical experience and 1 year laboratory experience. Experience with or knowledge product assembly, equipment repair, use of hand and power tools, welding/fabrication, use of instrumentation and sensors and computer literacy. Laboratory experience a plus.

Must be able to commute to the FM Global Research Campus in West Glocester, RI.

Must be able to fulfill the physical requirements of the job (applies to all Labs, LBL, SBL, Remote Test Site, Earthquake Lab, and Campus Work Areas) including:

-Ability to lift 50 pounds
-Ability to climb stairs and ladders
-Ability to work at heights
-Ability to operate vehicles, lift trucks, fork trucks, other vehicles
-Must be able to work while wearing full Firefighter’s Turnout gear with SCBA for an extended period of time in a wet and smoky environment
-Must be able to obtain certification for using a personal respirator and work while wearing one for an extended period of time in a wet and smoky environment
-Must not be claustrophobic and be able to work in tight and cramped spaces
-Must have a current US Driver’s License
-Must be able to communicate effectively in English
-Must be able to work while wearing a Fall Protection Harness
-Candidate must have the ability to read, write and speak English proficiently and the ability to understand and follow English instructions

FM Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.

Please note that all FM Global visitors, including external candidates interviewing for open positions will be required to be vaccinated and should be prepared to provide proof of vaccination.

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