The Development Engineering Technician II is responsible for assisting Product Development Engineers in prototyping, debugging, testing and documenting customer products and test equipment.
- Builds, tests, troubleshoots, repairs, and modifies electrical and mechanical prototype systems applying sound engineering technician practices including maintaining of lab notebook and associated records of work performed. Prototype systems are simple to complex and light to heavy. Generates electrical and mechanical sketches/drawings to clarify design details and functional criteria for work being performed under the guidance of an Engineer.
- Assembles experimental circuitry, mechanical assemblies, or complete prototype systems according to engineering instructions, technical documentation and knowledge of electronics and mechanical systems and components.
- Recommends changes to build and test methods to improve manufacturability and serviceability.
- Sets up standard test fixtures, or devises new equipment and circuitry to perform functional, operational and other tests to evaluate performance and reliability.
- Support planned and unplanned engineering equipment maintenance and repair in accordance with calibration requirements and preventative maintenance schedules.
- Machine shop usage and maintenance – low complexity tools.
- New equipment installation and qualification under engineering guidance.
- Verification testing per test plans provided by and overseen by engineering.
- Provide hands-on troubleshooting and some problem solving support within development engineering as needed.
- Organize and maintain prototyping build and test environments, and engineering work stations, to ensure tools and equipment are available, inventoried, tracked, stored, maintained and replaced/expanded as driven by project needs.
- Assist Development Engineers with revisions and improvements to build and test procedures.
- Expectation for this position requires ability to perform moderate to high complexity tasks with modest oversight.
- Good verbal and written skills.
- Good problem solving skills.
- High school diploma minimum – trade school experience in technology discipline a plus.
- Good PCBA soldering skills required, IPC J-std certification a significant plus.
- 6+ years of experience in a similar/related role within a development environment.
- Take direction from development engineers.
- Experience in use of MS Office tools.
- Some experience with accessing information in MRP/ERP systems, Epicor E10 a plus.
- Capable in the use of basic hand tools and test equipment.
- Interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting.
- Must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone.