Lab Technician

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200207321
The Hardware Test Engineering Team is looking for a Lab Technician with a solid background the electrical and mechanical aspects of automated equipment. They will be responsible for characterization builds, retrofit, and troubleshooting of complex test stations. These stations will consist of a PLC controlling motion stages, robotics, and optical instruments. A successful candidate must be a high-energy tactical execution expert and a team player, with a friendly can-do attitude. Highly organized with strong analytical capabilities and communication skills, independently motivated, a resourceful individual with the ability to prioritize and excel in a fast paced environment.

Key Qualifications

  • Familiarity with proper laboratory safety and housekeeping practices
  • Excellent communication in English (written and verbal)
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Make measurements using calibers micrometers gauge blocks and other metrology tools
  • Troubleshoot electrical systems using DMM, Oscilloscope and signal generator
  • Conduct mechanical assembly using hand and power tools.
  • CAD: Ability to review designs, pull off critical dimensions, modify drawings, and create solid models and drawings for fabrication.
  • Software: Ability to crate and modify software scrips
  • PLC: Familiar with operation, setup, and programming


Manage a lab with the following duties: - Station equipment preparation and setup (instruments, cables, fixtures, station SW install, network setup etc...) - Act as laser safety officer and handle all laser safety practices - Organize, audit, and manage a lab equipment assets, HW prototypes, supplies and tools to ensure high productivity for multiple engineering teams - Enforce lab safety and compliance policies - Build characterization stations on optical tables or using 80/20 hardware - Retrofit stations with new hardware and conduct alignment procedures using measuring tools and gauge blocks. - Set up data acquisition systems using a PLC - Work closely on site or remotely with vendor support to retrofit stations and bring up new stations. - Troubleshoot station problems that occur in software, electrical or mechanical systems.

Education & Experience

Additional Requirements

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