Electro/Mechanical Lab Technician

Benton Harbor, MI

Posted: 01/17/2019 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 12578

Our client, a Global Leader in the Consumer Appliance Industry has an immediate opening for a Electro/Mechanical Lab Technician for a 18 Month + Contract. Our client offers results-driven people a place where they can make a difference every day! You will also have the opportunity to work with other like-minded, self-directed and detail oriented Top Talents in an extremely collaborative and professional environment. 

Job Description 

A lab technician performs testing in a laboratory environment, designs, fabricates, documents and maintains test fixtures. A lab tech has experience/knowledge of sensors and data acquisition systems. This experience/knowledge is called upon in testing of components or platforms in their early stage of design. 

Techs interact directly with the project design Engineers, work with minimal supervision, compile test Reports and participate in test planning reviews. The lab technician will aid project engineers with building prototype test fixtures, conducting laboratory testing, documenting work instructions, and analyzing root cause of failures. 

A Tech will Lead and identify test to learn opportunities and will analyze, evaluate and document data taken during testing, identifying problems, analyzing information, and proposing solutions if needed. Techs manage multiple tasks and provide frequent oral/written communication to supervisors or related departments. They develop knowledge of the cooking components modules, and subsystems, processes, test chambers and testing requirements as they apply to the lab. 

What You will do in this position: 

Provide technical assistance to the cooking department engineering team.
Contribute and interact as a valuable member of the Lab. 
Provide professional documentation of results, data, and analysis to the platform engineering team. 
Design, fabricate, wire, program, and validate custom test fixtures. 
Setup and operate data acquisition systems needed to meet the test requirements. 
Use both hand tools, lathes/mills and PC/software to accomplish daily objectives in the lab. 
Interact with other laboratories on various tests. 
Operate and set up Thermal Chambers as needed to support testing.
Use lean principles to continuously improve lab processes 

Must Have Skills 

1+ years of lab experience. 
Associates Degree in technical field, or equivalent military training preferred. Bachelor' s degree a plus. 
Proficient in MS Office Suite; Google Tools preferred 
Prior Electrical background 

Desired Skills 

Ability to read and understand wiring diagrams, Engineering prints, and line charts. 
Basic understanding of electronics and troubleshooting of simple circuits. 
Basic understanding of Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Mechanical and Electrical systems/components. 
Working knowledge of data acquisition e.G. Agilent, Opto, Keysight (including troubleshooting skills). 
Working knowledge of programming languages, LabView or ladder logic is a plus. 
Outstanding people skills, with the specific ability to interact as a team player and consultant. 
Attention to detail with professional organizational skills.

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