Engineering Technician - Vehicle Engineering, Power Electronics
Palo Alto, CA 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description
Engineering Technician - Vehicle Engineering, Power Electronics
Job CategoryEngineering & Information Technology
LocationPalo Alto, California
Req. ID101283
Job TypeFull-time

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Support engineering groups while working within the research and development of power electronics systems, including fabricating test setups, fixtures, cable harnesses, troubleshooting electromechanical issues in a high voltage lab environment.


  • Read electronic schematics, mechanical drawings and plumbing diagrams or work from written / verbal instructions using little or no formally released documentation.
  • Familiar with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, DMMs, signal generators, power supplies and other standard EE lab equipment.
  • Experience building, operating and troubleshooting electromechanical assemblies
  • Familiar and comfortable with hand tools and some power tools. Knowledge of machine shop practices a plus.
  • Machine shop experience, knee mill, lathe, drill press, vertical and horizontal band saw, bench grinder.
  • Construct, test and repair prototype devices under test.
  • Troubleshoot various systems using documentation, instrumentation and input from engineer.
  • Experience building high current, high voltage test fixtures and knowledge of high voltage safety.
  • Fabricate cable harnesses, familiar with various connector types and crimp tools, automotive a plus.
  • Familiarity in fabrication with aluminum t-slot extrusion medium
  • Navigate computer systems and software necessary to perform test using programs such as Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel. LabView, Python, MySQL, Solidworks, CATIA, Altium, JIRA a plus.
  • CNC programming and operation experience a plus.
  • PCBA rework and soldering a plus.
  • Knowledge of plumbing, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems


  • Associate degree or equivalent experience.
  • Research and Development lab experience.
  • Strong skills in problem solving, communication, personal effectiveness, quality and common sense, team player, organization, task management.
  • Self-starter, motivated person.
  • Ability to regularly lift 40 lbs.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
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