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Sr. Technician

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Location: San Jose, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000043419


The electronics technician conducts, maintains, tests and repairs electrical/electronic, mechanical, components. The position applies knowledge of electrical / electronic and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation. The electronics technician provides skilled electrical / electronic support to all areas of manufacturing.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.   Troubleshoots and repairs electrical/electronic equipment, including programmable controls, numeral controls, power supplies, drives and test equipment.

2.   Plans and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical theories and principles, writing specifications, properties of various materials, and principles of operation and application of electronic equipment.

3.   Installs, starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.

4.   Advises operators and line personnel of operation procedures and requirements for working safely with electrical/electronic and mechanical equipment and components.

5.   Informs appropriate management and line personnel of potential electrical / mechanical problems and inherent dangers involved.

6.   Maintains company-required performance and maintenance records for identified equipment.

7.   Performs preventive maintenance functions as directed.

8.   Assists maintenance personnel with technical troubleshooting.

9.   Assists and trains other maintenance and other technical-level employees.



1.   Technical Capacity.

2.   Problem Solving/Analysis.

3.   Decision Making.

4.   Learning Orientation.

5.   Teamwork Orientation.


Supervisory Responsibility

This position has minor supervisory responsibilities.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to live electrical circuits, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of conditions at the manufacturing site which require the use of safety glasses. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud though not to the level that requires hearing protection. Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching all day. The employee must frequently lift and move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.  

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel, None to minimal travel is expected for this position.


Required Education and Experience

1.   Two-year technical degree or accredited apprenticeship program or the equivalent in a technical field.

2.   Three to five years of proven experience in the electrical / electronic field.


Preferred Education and Experience

1.   Experience and ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

2.   A thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic components and equipment, including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes.

3.   Software editing, changing variables and modifying test sequences is desired.