Specials Engineering Technician $70k-$85k

Join our team in Santa Ana, California!  Ocean Technology Systems is a world leader in underwater communications.

Are you experienced in ANALOG AUDIO?   

Enjoy a fast paced innovative collaborative environment?

We need the right person to be our new Electronics/Specials Engineering Technician.

Job Summary:

To design, develop, machine, assemble & test new and existing OTS products to meet customer’s specific needs, requirements for special orders, and engineering projects.

Primary Duties:

  • Create a cost analysis for proposed special orders and determine lead time for the build or modification
  • Determine whether a customer’s design or functionality request is possible
  • Create and / or provide technical drawings for special orders and fixtures when requested
  • Determine and source for parts and materials needed for special builds
  • Generate schematics, bill of materials, machine and assembly drawings, labels, artwork, and instructions when applicable
  • Serialize products using inscriber & maintain serial number log
  • Machine / fabricate any necessary custom parts using manual mill, lathe, band saw, and drill press.
  • Ensure product quality, reliability, and safety in all aspects of production from engineering to assembly.
  • Provide technical support to other departments and customers
  • Manage and communicate weekly progress report
  • Communicate any delay exceeding the communicated due date to applicable parties
  • Communicate to all interpersonal departments, management, and customers using proper business etiquette in a timely matter
  • Layout, builds, tests, troubleshoots, repairs and modifies developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems.
  • Performs and documents tests
  • Supports projects as assigned by Engineering Management

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of materials including adhesives, plastics, and metals is ideal.
  • Ability to solder and use hand tools.  
  • Must have analog audio knowledge and the ability to download programs into microprocessors.
  • Must be able to read and understand schematics.
  • Customer service and communication skills.
  • Have the ability to machine with manual machines.
  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot at the component level of digital analog circuit boards.
  • Ability to create design documentation and work independently. Knowledge of Microsoft office programs including Outlook and Excel.
  • Draftsight, Autocad, and Syteline experience ideal.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines and order due dates.
  • Build, repair, and improve electromechanical test equipment
  • Build, repair, and improve production fixtures
  • Must be able to test, inspect, and troubleshoot electronic circuitries by the use of test equipment including oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and digital multi-meter.
  • 3D modeling utilizing Solidworks is a plus
  • Must have electronics knowledge and experience

Education and Experience:

Minimum of five years as an Engineering Technician or a Junior Engineer. Senior Electronic Technician experience ideal.

Project Management experience helpful.

Work Schedule:

FLEXIBLE!  The candidate may choose a typical 10/80 schedule or a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off.

Physical Demands:

Lifting, carrying, and walking occasionally. Sitting for extended periods of time.

Work Environment:

Exposed to noise, solvents, adhesives, fumes, and odors that may affect the nose.

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