Senior Engineering Technician

Title: Senior Engineering Technician
Location:  Morrisville, NC 27560
Duration: 6 Months contract

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
·         Assist Design Engineers and Technical Project Managers in planning and executing hardware design verification tests, including documenting test results and updating test plans.
·         Build and modify engineering prototypes, including electronic printed circuit assemblies
·         Assemble products, test fixtures or other devices to support the engineering design team
·         Analyze, debug and repair electronic circuits either as part of the design and development process, or as part of the “tier 2” RMA support team
·         Review and understand lab safety procedures and guidelines and ensure these guidelines are followed
·         Purchase supplies for the engineering lab and for engineering prototype and development work
·         Identify specific equipment needs to support new product development and assigned tests
·         Maintain lab equipment that you use, and ensure equipment used is calibrated.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
 
·         Light lifting (20-25 lbs.), office environment
·         Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
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WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
·         Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
·         Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:
 
·         An Associate’s Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering or equivalent technical education with a minimum of 3-5 years working with electronic equipment.
·         Experience with programming, setting up and running Labview (preferred) or equivalent data acquisition and test automation systems
·         Understand the basic principles and laws governing electric and electronic circuits.
·         Demonstrated experience working on electronic assemblies with fine pitch components with the ability to populate and de-populate thru-hole and surface mount electronic components.
·         Good knowledge of analog and digital electronic circuits, including the ability to interpret electronic schematics and product drawings
·         Proficient knowledge and use of electronic equipment tools (oscilloscopes, analyzers, multi-meters, environmental chambers etc.) used to debug and test electronic assemblies
·         Ability to plan and execute complex testing activities under the general supervision and guidance of an engineer.
·         Excellent testing and troubleshooting skills
·         The ability to multi-task between several tasks and communicate and follow-up on tasks assigned to technicians.
·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).
·         Experience in hardware and production verification and validation testing for “long life” products installed by the utility industry (e.g. water, gas, and/or electric utilities).
·         Familiarity with industry standards for utility products (ANSI, UL, FCC, Intrinsic Safety, etc)
·         The ability and desire to work in a fast paced team environment, working with a cross functional team of engineers (electrical, firmware, mechanical and system test engineers)
·         Direct experience with testing of lithium primary batteries.

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