Lays out, builds, tests, and modifies complex and specialized developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems. Discusses layout and assembly procedures and problems with engineers. Assembles experimental circuitry. Develops charts, graphs, and schematics to describe and illustrate system's operating characteristics, malfunctions, deviations from design specifications, and functional limitations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Cooperates with engineers in the transition of electronic assemblies from development to production.
Assists in resolving technical problems and in the preparation of supporting documentation.
Discusses layout and assembly procedures and problems with engineers.
Draws sketches to clarify design details and functional criteria of electronic units.
Recommends changes in circuitry or installation specifications to simplify assembly and maintenance.
Assembles experimental circuitry (breadboard) or complete prototype models in collaboration with engineers.
Writes technical reports and develops charts, graphs, and schematics to describe and illustrate system's operating characteristics, malfunctions, deviations from design specifications, and functional limitations.
Reviews and suggests improvements to engineers or engineer associates.
Sets up complex test apparatus, test equipment and/ or circuitry to conduct functional, operational and environmental tests to evaluate performance and reliability of prototype or production models
Uses oscilloscopes, voltmeters, and other testing devices.
Analyzes and interprets test data.
Completes test acceptance/ failure reports.
Checks functioning of newly installed test equipment to evaluate system performance under actual operating conditions.
Performs visual/ mechanical inspections of electronic assemblies to uncover problems.
Investigates and troubleshoots components that fail testing to determine the cause of the failure.
Completes reports on findings.
Adjusts, calibrates, and aligns production or prototype assemblies to obtain optimal performance in accordance with documented performance levels.
Calibrates testing equipment and performs minor repairs, such as soldering connections or changing transistors.
Provides technical guidance and assistance to lower level technicians.
Checks work in progress to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures.
Performs other duties as directed.
EDUCATION: Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.
EXPERIENCE: 8 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
OTHER: Skilled in the use of hand tools
We are an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or any other protected characteristic. Reasonable accommodations may include but are not limited to, that which may enable individuals with disabilities and special disabled veterans to perform the essential functions of this position.
Must have a background that would permit the U.S. Department of Defense to issue a Secret Clearance, which includes US Citizenship