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Test Technician II for Tunable Diode Laser Spectro...
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SpectraSensors, Inc. is an Endress+Hauser company headquartered in Houston, TX with manufacturing and technology development in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The company was incorporated in 1999 as a technology spin-off of the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SpectraSensors is a leading manufacturer of optically and laser based on-line gas analyzers for the natural gas and process gas analytics markets. Typical applications include non-contact measurement of moisture, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and other contaminants in natural gas supply chain, refinery and petrochemical processes, and airborne water vapor measurements from commercial aircraft for the U.S. and International Weather Services.

SpectraSensors, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Description: This position is responsible for performing assigned and varied tasks supporting the manufacturing department with the testing, calibration and processing of precision electro-optical devices for analytical analysis of process gas applications. This position performs all tasks under supervision. The work is routine with some special assignments or tasks.

Essential duties include:

Calibrate laser-based gas analyzers and properly maintain test records.
Perform alignment of precision optical systems.
Perform troubleshooting and repair of microprocessors based electronics.
Perform initial functional testing of both in-process and completed products.
Operate electrical and optical test equipment, including meters, scopes, and computer controlled testing.
Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair test failures and recommend root cause corrective action.
Complete R&D testing tasks under the direction of Engineering.
Position, align and locate parts in relationship to each other in jigs and fixtures.
Assemble multi-level electro-mechanical sub-assemblies into complex assemblies using a variety of hand tools.
Make entries into shop floor MRP control systems
Follow ERP and workshop travelers for material flow.
Safely use compressed gasses including cylinder setup and operation on a daily basis
Ensure that a safe work environment and safe work practices are maintained at all times

Other duties: Other duties as assigned


This intermediate position requires the knowledge of and application of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures in testing, calibration and processing of precision electro-optical gas analyzers
2-3 years of professional experience, with Associates degree or professional certification in technical or engineering field preferred
Must have the ability to set-up and use basic hand tools and test fixtures.
Must have the ability to assemble and align precision optics, requiring good manual dexterity.
Must have the ability to solder and rework both SMT and though hole circuit card assemblies and harnesses.
Familiar with set up and operation of digital meters and oscilloscopes.
Must have the ability to read and interpret Engineering drawings, schematics, and technical documentation (plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and gas flow).
Must be able to follow verbal and written work instructions and work through problems should they arise
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Must follow all safety procedures and maintain a safe working environment.
Strong communication skills to interface with engineers and production operators.
A team player who has the ability to work well with others in a fast paced, changing manufacturing environment
Must be well-organized, self-motivated, and possess a strong work ethic
Knowledge and experience in failure analysis methods preferred.
Additional hands on experience with spectroscopy, lasers, test automation, LabVIEW and programming would be a plus.
Must be able to adhere to a firm work schedule, with the ability to work overtime if necessary

Physical Demands: This position works in a manufacturing environment and may occasionally be exposed to shop elements such as noise. This position requires the use of PPE. While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit and stand for sustained periods of time; walk, talk and hear; use hands to repetitively finger, handle, feel or operate precision and standard hand tools; reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 40 lbs. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands: While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; perform detailed work and work under deadlines with some interruptions.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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Jan. 7, 2019, 7 a.m.

Nicholas Croglio
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