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Electrical Technician - LTE

Department: R&D
Region: Southwest (US)

Representative Responsibilities:
•Assist engineers and more senior technicians with validation testing of projects.  This would include assisting with the following per ETC standards:
•Assist in the setup and conducting of thermal testing (welding thermocouples, thermocouple positioning on test samples, recording readings during thermal tests)
•Assist in the setup and conducting of photometric testing (acquiring equipment, recording data)
•Assist in setting up and conducting product drop testing
•Assist in setup and conducting choke and other electro-mechanical component testing (i.e. rise time and slew rate)
•Assist engineers and more senior technicians with assembly of mockups and prototypes
•Assist in organizing parts for build
•Assist in the procurement of parts
•Assist in the QC of new parts and QC reports
•Assists in building prototype and production test equipment
•Troubleshooting electrical and mechanical assemblies
•Assist in maintaining the lab equipment
•Assist in organizing and maintaining the technical library
•Provide task completion time estimates
•Attend identified training classes
•Participate as a team member, works effectively in a team environment
•Become familiar with tools and applications utilized by department
•Learn department and corporate policies, procedures and plans
•Complete assigned tasks in a timely and positive fashion
•Maintain time accounting log
•Other duties as assigned

Entry level responsibilities
•As an entry level Electrical Technician I, this position has had little prior exposure to formal Electrical Technician procedures or processes
•The focus of this role is to attend necessary job related training and become familiar with the process and procedures utilized in the organization
•Employee uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instruction, but refers deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations not covered by instructions to supervisor for decision or help
•Supervisor assures that finished work and methods used are technically accurate and in compliance with instructions or established procedures 
•Review of the work increases with more difficult assignments if employee has not previously performed similar assignments
•Situations to which the existing guidelines cannot be applied or significant proposed deviations from the guidelines are referred to the supervisor

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Basic knowledge of the use of electrical test equipment (i.e. voltmeter, scope, amp meter)
•Basic knowledge of the use of mechanical test equipment (i.e. dial calipers, height gage, feeler gage)
•Computer software skills: MS Office, Word, Excel, Access, Labview or other programming languages
•Digital and analog electronics
•Reading of drawings, schematics, and circuitry
•Excellent electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills 
•Organizational skills
•Strong attention to detail
•Demonstrate basics written/verbal skills
•Ability to follow directions and project plans
•Ability to maintain individual task lists, and logs individual time in approved timekeeping program

Education and Experience:
•Technical Associate’s Degree or comparable business experience in increasingly responsible positions in the related discipline
•0-3 years of job-related experience or computer and service knowledge
•Experience in a team environment
•Experience with problem tracking tools
•Training and certification in Microsoft and networking products preferred

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