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R&D Technician - Electrical

Cerritos, CA 90703 | Direct Placement

Post Date: 08/06/2018 Job ID: 77496 Category: Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters

Searching for an experienced R&D Technician with an electrical focus to be a member of our cross-functional team that will develop and operate complex electronic and electro-mechanical systems for oil and gas applications.

The R&D Technician will be responsible for electro-mechanical hardware prototype build, debug and test, as well as the development and maintenance of a test lab/area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for electromechanical hardware prototype, debug and test.
  • Responsible for development and maintenance of test lab area (maintain proper tools, meters, scopes and electronic parts inventory).
  • Plans and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/mechanical equipment, including programmable controls, numeral controls, power supplies, drives, gauges and test equipment.
  • Perform basic electrical testing, fuse/continuity checks, voltage/resistance current relationships.
  • Interpret technical drawings, diagrams, instructions and schematics.
  • Troubleshoot and repair surface mount printed circuit boards.
  • Implement test procedures and test validation support.
  • Help support and maintain test documents and procedures.
  • Electronic/electrical parts selection.
  • Adhere to good housekeeping practices, ensuring a clean and tidy work area that is free from debris at all times.

Skills, Experience, Education, and Abilities:
  • AS or equivalent 2-year technical degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of industrial experience, preferably with a minimum of 2 years in the power electronic and motion control fields.
  • Assembly and troubleshooting of Analog and Digital controls, switch mode conversion and power electronics experience essential.
  • Able to use and setup test equipment, such as Oscilloscopes, Data loggers/analyzers and Software development tools.
  • Excellent soldering skills and strong mechanical and electronic assembly skills.
  • Basic background in electronics and machines (motor/generator).
  • Basic understanding of Ohm’ s law (Electrical formula’ s and equations) and NEC (National Electrical Code).
  • Must be able to work with high power/voltage and power electronic equipment.
  • Must be able to perform necessary work on PCB with surface mount devices (testing/re-work).
  • Electronics and mechanical parts specification and selection.
  • Electromechanical assembly skills (nut, bolt, frame, cable, etc.).
  • Ability to follow blue-prints and instructions.
  • Design and build test fixture and prototype hardware.
  • Generate test and assembly documents.
  • Schematic capture for layout is preferred.
  • Experience in power electronics circuit is desirable.

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