Senior Electronics Technician

  • Engineering
  • Littleton, Colorado
  • Full-Time

The Senior Electronics Technician will be responsible for electromechanical build and assembly tasks for AimLock experimental projects to include board stacks, cabling and connectors, sensor handling and integration, and testing. This role will work closely within a diverse team of electrical, software, and hardware engineers, along with project and supply chain functions. Responsibilities also include assembly and installation of PCBA’s, routing of power and data lines, and debugging of digital and mixed-signal electronics. Your participation in design reviews, to include both hardware and software team members, is crucial to providing constructive feedback during the development process as well as gaining context for other technical and programmatic decisions. As a senior member of the team, you will execute on assignments and produce desired results in an efficient and effective manner, paying close attention to cost, schedule and consideration for the manufacturability and reuse of hardware. A critical part of your success includes the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Enterprise Program Management Office, and the rest of the organization. You will also perform other tasks as necessary.

Responsibilities

  • Lead electromechanical assembly tasks, from individual parts through complete assemblies, for AimLock projects and product families.
  • Fabricate electrical wiring bundles, pigtails, and cable assemblies which include a variety of connector types, including 38999 and other crimp/solder circular connections common in embedded hardware for industrial and military systems.
  • Assemble and install PCBAs, while routing and connecting I/O within tightly constrained electromechanical systems.
  • Lead testing, verification, and validation from component level through higher level assemblies.
  • Support debugging of circuits including digital, analog/power, and mixed-signal electronics.
  • Provide schematic input and updates as necessary to the engineering team for incorporation into revision-controlled product or project documentation.
  • When schematics or pin-out information is incomplete, take proactive measures to support documentation of technical detail.
  • Participate in electrical design reviews, providing constructive and experienced input into assemblies to be released for prototype or production manufacture.
  • Support the software development team with hardware-in-the-loop preparation and support tasks.
  • Collaborate with supply chain and sourcing functions to verify the quality and delivery to electrical specifications for turn-key assemblies as required by part and assembly BOMs.
  • Manage the inventory, supply, and tools for the electronics lab, while maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly working environment.
  • Travel for field testing and support to AimLock ranch for projects. Provide ancillary support for vehicle and facility improvement projects.
  • Build, test, break, fix, retest, and deploy experimental weapon systems.
  • Other duties are assigned by your supervisor.

Requirements

  • High school diploma or technical degree from accredited school, civilian or military.
  • 7+ years of hands-on experience performing similar functions and responsibilities.
  • Expert in the use of soldering, crimping, and rework tools.
  • Fluent in the use of diagnostic instrumentation and equipment including oscilloscopes, power supplies, multimeters, function generators, impedance/continuity/insulation resistance test equipment.
  • Familiar with cable/conductor/insulation types, including shielding, grounding, bend radii, strand quantity and types, and impedance sensitivities for a variety of power and data transmission protocols.
  • Awareness and best practices regarding ESD for sensitive equipment.
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Openly collaborative with ability to create success within a team-based environment.
  • Effective communication skills (verbal & written).
  • Honor and demonstrate behaviors consistent with AimLock core values – Attitude of Service / Fearless Innovation / Relentless Learning / Dedication to the Mission.
  • SolidWorks Electrical for planning cable routing, length estimation, and documentation referencing.
  • Soldering and rework certifications.
  • Familiarity with military connector specifications and types.
  • Familiarity with building and maintaining electromechanical systems in rugged environments.
  • Familiarity with electromechanical systems that include robotic controllers, motors, power regulators, amplifiers, imagers, inertial devices, servos, and batteries (both primary and secondary cells).
  • Familiarity with different types of battery chemistries and charging/discharging/maintenance requirements.

Physical Demands

  • The work environment includes typical computer related noise levels.
  • Exposure to LED video display terminals occurs on a regular basis.
  • Frequent use of mouse and keyboards is expected.
  • Occasional night, weekend, and travel to a rural facility for work is required.
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds is required.