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Electronics Hardware and Test Technician

Company: Salient Energy
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Department: Product DevelopmentTerms of employment: Full-time, PermanentLocation: Oakland, California, USAStart date: July, 2022BackgroundSalient Energy (salientenergy.ca) is a company focused on creating a carbon-free future, headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Our proprietary zinc-ion technology creates a sustainable, low-cost, long-lasting, and safe battery that can be paired with renewable energy sources to replace the coal and natural gas that are the main causes of global warming. Our team includes scientists, engineers, and industry veterans working together to bring this critical technology to the world.The RoleWe are looking for a talented Electronics Hardware and Test Technician to drive the prototyping, assembly, and testing of our battery management systems, controllers, and power electronics. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys the responsibility of taking new products to the next level of maturity. You will work in collaboration with the product design team to prototype and assemble new designs, identify and execute on validation and HALT testing, and provide necessary feedback to the design team. Responsibilities

  • General support of design engineers in the lab
  • Owns hardware prototyping and assembly as required
  • Builds prototype boards from a blank board and components from design schematics
  • Constructs wire harnesses, battery modules, and systems
  • Develops test plans with the design team and executes test procedures for new hardware and firmware features
  • Performs tests in lab with electrical hardware and test equipment including power meters, e-loads, and oscilloscopesMinimum Qualifications
    • Must have basic knowledge of electrical and electronic parts an components
    • Ability to read schematics and BOM's
    • Fine pitch soldering skills such as 0603 package resistors and capacitors and ICs with 0.5mm pin pitch
    • Knowledge in use of IR over for component soldering
    • Use of lab equipment for testing and characterization. Oscilloscope, power supplies, logic analyzers, etc.
    • Evidence of experience in relevant position, 2 to 5 yearsPreferred Qualifications
      • Experience with 3D printing, CNC machines
      • Ability to support design engineers and offer design improvement ideas
      • Evidence of experience with hands on and automated PCBA manufacturing processes
      • Must be legally able to work for any employer in the United StatesHow to ApplyIf you are interested in applying for this opportunity with Salient Energy, please apply on LinkedIn or send a copy of your resume and cover letter to careers@salientenergy.ca. Please include your name and the job title (Electronic Hardware and Test Technician) in the subject line. In your cover letter, please identify how your work background and experience aligns with the specific job profile and requirements.We are an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcome applications from women, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, minorities, and any other protected groups.

Keywords: Salient Energy, Oakland , Electronics Hardware and Test Technician, Professions , Oakland, California

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