R&D Lab Technician

PowerHub Systems


Mike Barron


Job Description

Opening:  R&D Lab Technician

Type:  Part-time initially (hourly, flexible schedule), Full-time offer possible


PowerHub Systems is looking for a skilled technician to assist in the assembly of test fixtures and prototype systems.  We are a small team of engineers and craftsmen working on the cutting edge of power electronics. We are in need of someone with a passion for electrical and mechanical assemblies that can thrive in a fast paced, high energy environment.  As a close knit organization, our team members often wear many hats and we are looking for a multifaceted individual that is ready to fill a dynamic role. The nature of the job will revolve around the development and repair of equipment that produces potentially hazardous voltages and currents, so safety and experience around electrical test equipment and/or in a high power lab environment is a must.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 5+ years experience supporting an Engineering Lab, 10-15 years preferred
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent VISA required (H-1B VISA support is not available)
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

Specific Skills Required

  • Soldering
    • Moderate complexity SMT and thru hole component soldering to IPC standards
    • Proficient soldering and/or making board modifications under a microscope
    • Familiar with PCB assembly drawings, rework instructions, and related documents
  • Wire Assemblies
    • Proficient at cable termination and crimping of electrical terminals to IPC standards
    • Proficient at assembly and repair of custom wire harnesses
  • Mechanical Assembly
    • Proficient at hand and power tool usage and safety
    • Fabrication and machining skills are a plus
  • Work Ethic
    • Proficient at record keeping and documentation
    • Strong organizational skills and high cleanliness standards
    • Works with minimal supervision and has a drive to learn new technology
  • Physical Demands
    • Must be able to be stationary for long periods of time
    • Exceptional eyesight and steady hands to work on PCB parts as small as 0402
    • Some travel for overnight trips to assist in training other factory technicians
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