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Local Engineering Technician (Low Voltage)

Palo Alto, CA, USA Req #249
Friday, May 31, 2024

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We are looking for an experienced technician to work on thermal/mechanical tests for electronic enclosures and components for automotive applications. 

High Level Tasks 

  • Build test setups for thermal and mechanical tests 
  • Run thermal mechanical tests with automated programs 
  • Conduct data analysis and generate reports 
  • Conduct physical inspections and Failure Analysis preparations for samples 

  • Build test jigs and coolant loops for liquid cooling sub-systems for ECUs simulating vehicle operating conditions 
  • Design and debug user interfaces for DAQ software programs 
  • Run thermal calibration for temperature sensors 
  • Run thermal tests, collect and analyze thermal and fluid data and correlate with external partners 
  • Enable power cycling testing on small sample scale for reliability tests 
  • Setup and run board-level thermal cycling, shock and vibration tests 
  • Setup in-situ monitoring with data acquisition systems 
  • Perform manual probing for reliability read-outs and failure isolation 
  • Use optical microscopes for measuring sizes on cross-sectioned samples and determining failure modes 
  • Run mechanical measurements such as thermal shadow Moire, DMA, TMA and bending test when in-house tools are available 
  • Handle sample preparation and logistics for outsourcing tests, measurements and failure analysis 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $28.20
  • Max Hiring Rate $37.50
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  • Palo Alto, CA, USA