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Thermal Lab Technician

Mountain View, California | Contract

Post Date: 03/17/2016 Job ID: 14328 Industry: Engineering

Position Title: Thermal Lab Technician

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting opportunity with our client in Mountain View, CA for a Thermal Lab Technician to join our client’ s design engineering team.

  • Responsible for setup and execution of system test plans, focusing on the area of thermal performance/characterization. The testing includes thermal characterization via common user scenarios, thermal tuning, and thermal safety verification of products to ensure products meet and exceed defined targets necessary for excellent customer experience.
  • Perform detailed testing according to engineer-developed test plan
  • Complete tasks in creative and effective ways while working with minimal oversight
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills

Minimum Requirements:
  • Associate Degree in Technical Field or
  • equivalent professional experience
  • 5 - 7 years of technical experience preferred
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in electronics lab setting including setup and operation of test equipment. Familiarity with
  • Thermal test equipment including thermocouple data acquisition systems, Thermal IR cameras, thermal chambers, etc. is required.
  • Knowledge of Windows operating systems, including Windows 7,  Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
  • Strong MS office skills (particularly Excel), LabVIEW is a plus
  • Methodical, detail oriented tester that implements testing conventions to ensure quality data is collected  
  • Strong organizational skills, both in physical space (keeping the lab clean 100% of the time) and in virtual space (data
  • formatting/storage)  is a must.
  • Ability to use common service tools (hand tools, gauges, meters) and to perform thermal testing with active/passive devices
  • Knowledge of and working experience in wire attach and soldering at the component level
  • Work from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to perform testing, checkout and troubleshooting functions
  • Hands-on skill in:
    • Thermal, Mechanical and Electrical testing and Data Collection
    • Hand and power tools
    • Mechanical assembly and machining
    • Test Instrumentation installation experience (Direct experience with DAQ, Power Supply, Power Meter hardware is a MUST)
  • Passport and ability to travel to China (**We would determine how to handle getting this person their Visa).

Benefits Package:  Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidate.

Kevin Ki

Technical/IT Engineering Recruiter with over 8 years of experience in the Puget Sound. Protingent Staffing is different. We were created by engineers who really understand what companies are looking for: qualified, dedicated resources. I'm interested in building relationships with Professionals who specialize in any area of the Hardware or Software product development phase; from feasibility to design to manufacturing and customer support.

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