Summary
The Engineering Lab Technician will be familiar with all equipment in the Engineering Lab with the skills and knowledge to perform the tasks associated with engineering product development and qualification. The Engineering Lab Technician will have the ability to take a project from beginning to end with minimal supervision. This position is responsible for specimen collection, processing, testing, reporting and quality control. Must set an example of high quality and productivity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Set-up and execute structural and environmental tests on production prototypes per written engineering plans and standard protocols.
  • Record observations and collect the requested test data accurately, using hand-written datasheets and/or PC databases and spreadsheets.  Set-up photographic and video equipment to document the tests.
  • Fabricate simple parts and models from drawings for R&D testing.
  • Keep analytical lab organized and clean. 
  • Troubleshoot and resolve operational and lab analytical issues.
  • Initiate ideas and solutions to enhance lab equipment performance and reliability.
  • Coordinate and communicate all activities and recorded data with engineering team in clear manner.
  • Actively suggest ideas for process improvements and cost savings (improve time, reduce waste, etc.)
  • Able to work overtime and on weekends.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
  • Associate Technical Degree
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a manufacturing environment or in an R&D testing center
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office software package.
  • Experience in manufacturing processes such as assembly and machining technologies and machining equipment

**Must be authorized to work in the U.S.**
International Trade Compliance Requirements (each point only if applicable)
  • To conform to U.S. export control regulations, applicant should be eligible for any required authorizations from the U.S. Government

Knowledge/Skills
  • Strong initiative to learn
  • Ability to work with all types of mechanical test equipment
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with little supervision, adapt to changes and to instruct or lead other personnel
  • Basic fabrication methods (drill press, hand tools, etc)
Preferred:
  • Experience with DO-160 and MIL-STD testing strongly preferred
  • Experience with environmental testing strongly preferred
  • Maintenance repair for all test equipment
  • AutoCad experience is a plus
AvtechTyee is a federal contractor subject to the requirements of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act.
AvtechTyee is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our application process as a result of your disability.  To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at 425-249-5290.
 

Department: Engineering
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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