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Mechatronics Technician

Mountain View, CA
Our client is looking for a Mechatronics Technician to join their team on a 12 month contract basis onsite in Mountain View, CA.

  • 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
  • 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
Preferred Experience: 
  • 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 

Physical Requirements:
  • May be tasked with lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 25 lbs., if able to do so.
  • Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time and walk/stand for moderate periods of time.
  • Must be able to bend at the knees and waist frequently
  • Must be able to repetitively use a telephone and a computer mouse and keyboard.
All employment is contingent on candidates passing a background check and providing at least two positive professional references from prior managers.
We are looking for local candidates only.  U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.
To apply for this position please visit our website at www.PsiNapse.com, and click on “Looking for Work”.
Thank you for your interest. Please understand that only qualified candidates will receive a response.
PsiNapse Technology, a national, workforce augmentation and solutions firm, offers competitive compensation, professional service, and customized benefits to qualified temporary and career professionals looking for employment.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual-orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, or any other protected category
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