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Mechatronics Technician

Mountain View, CA
Responsibilities: 
  • Work cross-functionally with design engineering to validate mechatronic component and system reliability. Plan, set up, and execute reliability testing.
  • Design and develop benchtop tests / fixtures to enable test automation and data logging.
  • Troubleshoot to identify the root cause of test failures and provide feedback to the engineering team on design improvement.
  • Compile and analyze test findings and present comprehensive technical reports
  • Develop and continuously refine test procedures to scale output and quality of results 
  • Maintain lab excellence and organization to enable highest possible performance
 
At a minimum we’d like you to have: 
  • BS degrees in mechatronics or related engineering discipline (or equivalent experience)
  • 3+ years of hands-on laboratory experience, ideally including testing of mechatronic components.
  • Fundamental understanding of mechatronic components including motors, pumps, and solenoid valves.
  • Proficiency in Arduino hardware and software development platform.
  • Familiarity with basic Linux and Python syntax
  • Familiarity using standard mechanical tools - drills, presses, dremels, saws, epoxies, sockets/wrenches 
  • Familiarity with basic electronics tools (DMM, power suppliers, oscilloscopes) and rework modifications (soldering, harness rework, crimping connectors) 
  • Time management and a focus and attention to detail as a self-starter in a changing environment - finding creative methods of achieving a goal or task when needed
  • Good communication and collaborative skills
It’s preferred if you have: 
  • Work experience with reliability test facility and equipment
  • Working knowledge of Linux operating systems & basic python exposure 
  • Working knowledge of using a preferred CAD platform like Solidworks or CATIA for making test fixtures and small assemblies 
  • Some prior fabrication experience - 3D printing, laser cutting, bandsaws, mills, press brakes, lathes 
  • Past experience with measurement and instrumentation - ex. Thermocouples, strain gauges, load cells, test DAQs, signal conditioners, LVDTs, etc. 
Experience with Project Management Software and google suite of productivity tools 
 

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