Sr Electronic Lab Tech

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 15, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Sr Electronic Lab Tech

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department is looking for a Senior Electronic Lab Technician to join their Department.

The Senior Electronic Lab Tech position in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department's machine shop will have job duties that include: (1) Working Safely in and around electrical equipment. (2) Assembling/installing equipment or parts requiring wiring, soldering, or connecting. (3) Performing tasks/tests; configures, operates and adjusts various test equipment; records and reports test data. (4) Gathers and maintains specified records of engineering data such as tests, drawings, specifications, and requirements. (5) Conducts circuit troubleshooting on various electronic devices. (6) Troubleshoots, modifies, and adjusts experimental circuitry prototypes, solving practical and technical problems. (7) Support and oversee work of students in courses and Capstone design in construction and testing of assemblies and assist them when needed by: providing safety oversight for students' electric and electronic based projects, advising and mentoring students during project work, managing and loaning out sensors and data acquisition systems, advising students on sensor selection, and troubleshooting electronics issues. (8) Follows specific instructions; assembles, constructs or repair of equipment or parts; may service or repair instruments or equipment. (9) Supporting the undergraduate laboratory classes by: preparing samples, solving technical problems, training and supervising teaching assistants, instructing students in designing and troubleshooting Arduino based sensors, developing new lab experiments, coordinating new equipment acquisition and installation and ordering supplies, and maintaining lab equipment. (10) Support research by: Solving electronics/equipment problems for research labs, advising researchers on sensor and data acquisition issues, maintaining laboratory equipment, and training graduate researchers in how to use shared equipment. (11) Working with department to coordinate across other Northeastern units to support wider technician needs (e.g., Acting as technical advisor/technician for evening classes/events, purchasing lab supplies, and aiding in Open House presentations and other outreach activities).

Minimum of 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Vocational training/technical certification in electrical controls or similar area is preferred. This senior Electronic Lab Technician must demonstrate: (1) Programming experience including: LabView, C, C++, Arduino, Raspberry PI, Python Experience in circuit design and sensor selection. (2) Proficiency with MS office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point). (3) Ability to instruct/mentor students and teaching assistants. (4) Some ability to fabricate samples for mechanical/electrical testing. (5) Knowledge of mechanical/electrical testing equipment. (6) Knowledge of power supplies. (7) Must have flexibility to work occasional Saturdays.

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Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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