Engineering Technician

Full Time Position Posting

Responsibilities in an industrial R&D and manufacturing setting:

  • Conduct bench and field demonstration tests for new applications of membrane technology
  • Engage in problem solving with engineers, manufacturing team, and customers on development of new products, manufacturing processes, and quality control tests
  • Contribute to new design projects for products, processing equipment, and custom manufacturing equipment
  • Work closely with engineers in the construction, repair, and modification of lab and pilot scale membrane test equipment
  • Source and purchase basic equipment for lab and pilot scale equipment
  • Operation of pilot equipment including set up, data collection, and decommissioning
  • Support manufacturing:
    • Small scale assembly of hollow fiber membrane modules, involving operation of computer controlled equipment, general machining (manual lathe and mill), and use of epoxy systems
    • Perform Quality Assurance measurements on articles, including dimensional, gas, and liquid tests
    • Perform basic maintenance on manufacturing and test equipment
  • Operate in compliance with company safety and quality practices
  • Self-management of daily, weekly, and more long term tasks and goals


  • Associate Degree or higher in a related field and minimum of 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing or R&D environment, or minimum of 5 years performing similar job
  • Previous experience with design, problem solving, and equipment maintenance
  • Ability to read process flow diagrams, process instrumentation diagrams and single line electrical diagrams
  • Demonstrated ‘hands-on’ mechanical ability
  • Attention to detail for experimental protocols and data collection
  • Creative and self-motivated, comfortable with non-routine tasks and engineering changes, and working on multiple projects as a member of several teams
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and concerns to all members of the organization
  • Able to interpret and carry out Standard Operating Procedures and maintain clear, organized, and accurate written and computer records of designs, procedures, and test results
  • Preferred skills – general machining (mill and lathe), mechanical and electrical assembly, and experience with MS Office applications or similar software, experience with solvent use.
  • Helpful experience – small volume manufacturing, gas and liquid delivery systems, membrane technology or applications, coatings, polymer processing, chemical processing, AutoCAD, equipment maintenance and calibration, machine control, laboratory and shop safety

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