Engineering Technician

    • Job Tracking ID: KDRSS-339973
    • Job Location: Birmingham, AL
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/10/2022
    • Years of Experience: 2+
    • Travel Requirement: Domestic
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Job Description

This position will work with a more experienced engineering technician until he/she is proficient in all routine tasks.  This technician is responsible for performing varied but standardized tests and procedures using scientific techniques and methods; recording, analyzing, and reporting results; and working under oversight of the supervisor or a more experienced technician. Work may be checked in progress and technical accuracy is reviewed on completion.

Key Responsibilities

Others may be added

  • Perform standard, routine material characterization tests and related activities with the oversight of a more experienced engineering technician.  
  • Set up test stations and maintain stations properly through calibration, preventative maintenance and repair.
  • Extract and process test data following well-defined methods and presenting the data in the required format.
  • Keep work area organized.

Position Specific Responsibilities 

  • Apply basic skills in procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment appropriate to area of specialization. 
  • Conduct routine tests, analyze the data and document results. 
  • Participate in systems integration, fabrication and modification tasks.
  • Provide support and assistance with systems pre-test setup, integration, checkout, and post- test tear-down.
  • Work under direct supervision but may select from a variety of established procedures to accomplish tasks.
  • Setup digital data acquisition equipment.
  • Compute and combine data and report findings to supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as may be required by supervisor. 

Experience and Skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain and maintain Secret Security Clearance
  • HS plus 2 years of experience in electronics, hydraulics, industrial maintenance, and/or applicable military experience or vocational education, or Associate Degree in electronics, engineering, electrical field, industrial maintenance, or a related discipline
  • General knowledge of electronics, computers, instrumentation, and plumbing 
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in electronics, engineering, electrical, industrial maintenance, or a related discipline
  • Experience in LabView
  • Experience in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, hydraulics, welding or vocational education.
  • Strong electronics background
  • Strong math skills 
  • Data collection experience

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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