Lab Technician

Kistler is the global leader in dynamic measurement technology for measuring pressure, force, torque and acceleration. Cutting-edge technologies provide the basis for Kistler's modular solutions. Customers in industry and science benefit from Kistler's experience as a development partner, enabling them to optimize their products and processes so as to secure a sustainable competitive edge. The owner-managed Swiss company's unique sensor technology plays a key role in the evolution of automobile development and industrial automation. Kistler is making an important contribution to the further development electrified drive technology, automated and connected driving, emission reduction and smart factories.

Purpose of the position

The Engineering Laboratory Technician is responsible for assembling, testing, and troubleshooting small-sized prototype instruments and devices (e.g., accelerometers or pressure transducers). This role is pivotal in facilitating the transition of new products from the prototype phase to the production environment. Reporting to the Research and Development Services department, the individual closely collaborates with engineering, production, and quality teams.

Your typical day

  • Assembles prototype sensors, instruments and/or systems according to instructions from engineering.
  • Conducts qualification testing of products and creates reports.
  • Provides feedback/recommendations on new product design and assembly.
  • Supports manufacturing engineering in the transition of the product into production (e.g., for the design of fixtures or procedures)
  • Maintains metrology (e.g., calibrations) for the Engineering Lab.
  • Supports production during peak demands.
  • Participates in continuous improvement by proposing new equipment, processes, training, etc. for the Engineering Lab
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Your profile

  • High School Diploma required; Associates degree in a technical field; or equivalent education, training, and experience.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the assembly, testing, and troubleshooting of measurement instruments and electronic devices.
  • Basic understanding of the operation of electrical circuits and components.
  • Ability to use and working knowledge of various test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, voltmeters, etc.
  • Proficiency in word and excel.
  • Detail oriented
  • Piezo-electric/ piezo-resistive experience is a plus.
  • Experience with Accelerometers and/or Pressure transducers a plus.
  • Ability to read schematics and mechanical assembly drawings, and product definitions.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong critical problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in problem identification and corrective action.
  • Ability to interact with other functional departments.
  • Physical Demands: The role necessitates the capacity to spend prolonged periods either seated at a desk or stationed at a workbench, utilizing a microscope extensively. Approximately 10% of the workday may involve alternating between sitting and standing. Moreover, intricate parts will be handled manually, requiring manual dexterity for approximately 50% of the workday. While infrequent, the role may also involve lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs., with lifting occurring on an infrequent basis.

What you can expect from us

At Kistler your experience and expertise are valued and promoted. As a global company with numerous locations worldwide, we offer exciting career opportunities in an international environment. Kistler is pleased to offer a generous benefit package with medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage along with a 401k plan with a 4% company match, and generous personal and vacation time allowances. Kistler Instrument Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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