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Electrical Engineering Technician

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The world’s #1 child-serving nonprofit advancing STEM education outcomes and the development of 21st Century life skills. Over the past 25 years, millions of young people from across the globe have completed FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) programs, changing the world by becoming the new generation of innovators, problem-solvers, and technology leaders. This legacy and opportunity is as strong and dynamic as ever. This year alone the FIRST movement is 1 million men and women strong. FIRST creates the people who will change the world – today and tomorrow.

About this Role

We are seeking an Electrical Engineering Technician who applies both learned electrical and technical knowledge to support the FIRST Robotics Competition Engineering team with activities for game & field electronics design, robot prototyping, configuration, trouble shooting, and inventory control.  The ideal candidate will have solid electrical knowledge as well as a skilled hand to efficiently wire, install, trouble-shoot and maintain electro-mechanical devices.  If you enjoy producing creative solutions to complex problems, have a healthy interest in electronics troubleshooting and integration, and enjoy collaboration and supporting your team members, this is the job for you.

In return, we promise a fast-paced, challenging, and rewarding environment where you will be part of a team that cares about each other and thrives on each other’s successes. You’ll feel good about the future of the world after doing hard work with the talented people at FIRST and will have a front row seat to our life changing programs.

Reports to: Manager, Electrical Engineering.  This role is located in Manchester, NH

The Details

  • Builds electro-mechanical devices in a prototype environment
  • Installs components and wire using crimping, cable harnessing, and/or hand soldering tools with minimal oversight or assembly procedures
  • Inspects existing assemblies for accuracy; and conducts tests and assessments to ensure conformance to specifications and functional performance. Troubleshooting and repairing when necessary.
  • Tests playing field electronics design for durability, ease of assembly, and ease of transport and packing
  • Writes technical documents to instruct the assembly, testing, and packing of playing field electronics
  • Maintains field electronics case content inventories
  • Inspects outgoing electronics shipments to ensure that all required items are present and correctly packaged
  • Installs software images on Windows based machines
  • Supports Kickoff, Regional and Championship events

Qualifications and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years directly related work experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Experience in electronics troubleshooting and repair using multimeters, oscilloscopes, soldering irons, and hand tools
  • Experience reading electrical drawings and wiring diagrams
  • Experience with configuration and troubleshooting of devices used on Ethernet networks

Commitment to FIRST® Core Values:

Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.

Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.

Impact:  We apply what we learn to improve our world.

Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.

Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.

Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!

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