Engineering Technician II

Meso Scale Discovery
Gaithersburg, MD
Sep 24, 2021
Sep 26, 2021
Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for performing technician-level R&D engineering activities in support of the development of new instrumentation platforms for MSD's technology. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Perform test, calibration, troubleshooting, and repair of precision electronic and electro-mechanical devices with minimal input from senior technicians or engineers * Troubleshoot and repair printed circuit boards including performing soldering work with minimal input from senior technicians or engineers * Perform light assembly and fabrication work to construct test fixtures and prototype systems * Source electronic and electro-mechanical components based on required performance specifications * Support product verification work including assisting with or directly performing environmental, reliability, and system performance testing * Assist in the development of product assembly, test, calibration, and repair procedures * Maintain tool and equipment inventories for R&D work * Maintain component inventory for prototype systems * Understand and follow laboratory safety precautions and ensure compliance with company safety policies * Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requirementS EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: * Associates' degree in mechanical or electrical engineering * Five or more years of experience * Experience with diagnostic instrumentation and medical devices preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: * Strong mechanical/electrical fundamentals and analytical background * Ability to read and interpret electrical wiring diagrams and basic electronic schematics, and test and troubleshoot PCBs to the component level. * Ability to operate test and assembly tools and equipment, including multi-meters, oscilloscopes, soldering and de-soldering tools, inspection equipment, and various machine-shop, hand, and power tools. * General computer skills, including Windows, MS Office, email, internet, software installation, and basic computer setup. Working knowledge of Excel for basic manipulation and analysis of test data. * Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills * Effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact schedules, accuracy and reliability of data, and product quality * A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected including the ability to multi-task and work productively in a demanding production environment with changing priorities * Ability to move/lift up to 40 pounds PHYSICAL DEMANDS: * This position requires the ability to communicate and exchange information, utilize equipment necessary to perform the job, and move about the workplace. * Occasional moving/lifting up to 40 pounds WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position is performed in a traditional production environment and/or light-manufacturing facility.

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