EE Lab Technician
San Diego, CA
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Job Description
Job Description:

D&K Engineering is looking for a skilled technician to join their EE Lab in Rancho Bernardo.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Supports engineering activities such as design, test, check-out, modification, fabrication and assembly of prototype electro-mechanical systems, experimental design circuitry, laser/light transmission devices or specialized test equipment. Applications may include electronic circuits, photonics and logic systems. Works from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to perform testing, checkout and trouble-shooting functions. Performs operational test and fault isolation on systems and equipment. Assists in determining methods or actions to remedy malfunctions. Assists in the design, construction, test and check-out of test equipment. Uses manufacturing, test, development or diagnostic equipment, including, but not limited to, test programs, oscilloscopes, signal generators and specialized test apparatus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
? These may include, but are not limited to:
? Set up, check, and correct operational and experimental electro-mechanical machinery, circuitry, and equipment while adhering to pre-established guidelines and engineering specifications
? Create breadboards of new circuits from schematics
? Construct test jigs for circuit boards in R&D stage, and for products going into production
? Construct and rework cables from sketches, schematics or occasionally verbal instructions
? Survey common supplies that the Lab is short of and sort and store leftover parts from projects.
? Knowledge of basic electronics so can quickly read labels on bags of parts that describe secondary characteristics of parts
? Able to put together kits: Read excel spreadsheets, pull parts from lab bins, note on the PC the shortages
? Basic soldering skills ideally include 0.025-inch fine pitch (IPC 610 certification a plus)
? Alertly maintain ESD threat awareness and proper ESD prevention techniques at times
? Assist engineers in projects and research and development
? Provide solutions to technical problems
? May build or set up equipment, conduct experiments, and collect data and calculate results
? Maintenance of tools and check calibration dates on EE equipment and document
? Ability to use all functions on a DMM, and the generic operations of name brand oscilloscopes
? May provide quality control assistance and must exercise good attention to detail

Required Experience:

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Education/Experience:
Junior or technical college graduate with 0-4 years' experience; or the equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A skills assessment will be given at interview.

Job Complexity: Works on assignments that are moderately difficult, requiring judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations.

SUPERVISION: Normally receives little instruction on daily work, general instructions on newly introduced assignments.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: A strong understanding of electrical theory including Ohm's Law, analog and digital circuits, and AC / DC analysis. Knowledge of component related electronic failure modes and the theory behind it, as well as, the understanding of Root Cause Analysis concepts. Ability to facilitate Design Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analyses (DFMECA) and provide feedback for engineers and lab technicians

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE:
Technical Knowledge:
Equipment: PC, DMM, Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, Signal Generator, and Spectrum Analyzer
Software Knowledge: Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), (Linux and Command Line Interfaces a plus)

EFFORT REQUIRED:
Physical Activities: On a continuous basis, sit at desk for a long period of time; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. Intermittently answer telephone. Some walking and lifting up to 20 lbs. may be required. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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From: D&K Engineering

Job Type Full-time