Mechanical Technician IV: Lays out, tests and troubleshoots mechanical sub-systems or systems and performs mechanical operations associated with systems development. Provides technical support for engineers and/or scientists working in a research or design/development environment. Performs a variety of non-standardized assignments of moderate complexity. Selects and adapts standard procedures or equipment. Receives initial instructions, equipment requirements and guidance from supervisor or other engineering personnel. Sets up and tests complete prototype units and subassemblies under operational conditions. Assists with analyzing data and recommending modifications to components or test procedure to meet desired specifications. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Conducts various tests or experiments of moderate complexity (e.g., structural strength tests) requiring minor modifications in test set-ups or procedures. 2.Processes and computes data using specified formulas and procedures. 3.Performs routine analysis of data to check and verify applicability, practicality and accuracy. 4.Extracts and compiles technical data such as charts, data sheets and graphs, under general supervisory direction and presents such data in a prescribed format as required. 5.Constructs, adapts and modifies assemblies, systems and sub-systems to troubleshoot and correct malfunctions. 6.Utilizes equipment requiring interpretation of data to troubleshoot, debug and perform routine measurements on mechanical assemblies, sub-systems and/or systems. 7.Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
Skills Required Ability to test and troubleshoot complex electro-mechanical assemblies in varying test environments.
Skills Preferred Mechanical / Electrical test experience specifically as it relates to environmental testing. Experience in thermal testing, altitude testing, vibration, Salt Fog, and other related testing environments. Knowledge of MIL STD 810 or RTCA-DO160. Solder experience and mechanical/electrical assembly, test and troubleshoot.
Experience Required Environmental Testing experience.
Experience Preferred Hands on experience in an environmental test lab
Education Required Requires a High School diploma plus one (1) year formal level study in Electronic Engineering Technology or two (2+) years of related experience. May also require specific certifications, i.e., solder.
Education Preferred Education: Associates degree in technical discipline with 2+ years experience in technical field
Additional Information Must be able to work independently under the guidance of engineering