Engineering Technician

US-NH-Merrimack
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-5757
# Positions
1
Experience (Years)
10
Priority
High
SECURITY CLEARANCE
NONE

Overview

Under limited supervision, provides support for engineering research activities, engineering development activities, and/or support of manufacturing activities.  For these activities, the Engineering Specialist provides an advanced level of technical assistance with the design, development, construction, and testing of developmental prototype products, transition of pilot products to manufacturing, general electro/mechanical activities, test systems documentation, design, development and execution, and general research design, development and testing activities. The Engineering Specialist works closely with members of an engineering project team, accepts minimal direction and instructions, works with project team members or manufacturing on engineering change orders, and acting as a lead technician on an engineering project may coordinate, review and analyze the activities of a lesser technician.

Responsibilities

  • Provide complex technical assistance in the design, development, testing and modification of engineering prototypes.
  • Works independently and closely with electrical, mechanical, software and systems engineering to troubleshoot systems, parts tracking and ordering, modifying, manipulating and configuring test setups that supports engineering prototypes.
  • Be able to design and create software scripts to do some work that insure proper function of system sub-assemblies that may include other software, electronics and mechanical items.
  • Conduct experiments to evaluate operating characteristics of products or processes. Assist in the planning, testing and evaluation of laboratory equipment, new and existing materials and techniques.
  • Design, construct, modify and support in the engineering of various tooling fixtures necessary for the assembly of components for various devices/instruments that are in prototype, production build and/or test.
  • Lead in the execution of ATPs (Acceptance Test Procedures) to formally validate hardware.
  • May act as technical representative, traveling to customer sites and/or tradeshows to advise and instruct in the installation, operation, and maintenance of Company-produced products.
  • Compile, compute, analyze and present a variety of engineering data as required.
  • Review designs and specifications for completeness, accuracy, adequacy and compliance with company and customer specifications.
  • Specify, design, document, order and test cabling assemblies.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of an Associate degree in Electronics (or similar)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Excellent soldering skills (thru-hole and SMT)
  • Strong and demonstrable engineering debug skills.
  • Familiar with CAD tools (e.g. Mentor DxDesigner, AutoCAD, Solidworks, etc)
  • Expertise in lab equipment such as Analyzers, oscilloscopes, DVMs, multifunction generators, etc.
  • Able to perform moderate to complex SW installations
  • Experienced with supporting environmental testing internally or externally at NRTLs (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories)
  • Foundational concepts of various technologies: I2C, SPI, UART, and RS232/RS422

 

These skills are desired, but not required:

  • Foundational concepts: Ethernet
  • Scripting experience (Perl, Python, TcL, etc)

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