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Sr. Manufacturing Technician

Company: Bruker
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Sr. Manufacturing Technician

Job Locations

US-CA-Santa Barbara

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Full Time


As a Manufacturing Technician you will be responsible to build and test precision electronics assemblies. You will also be responsible for the integration, calibration, and testing of systems, accessories, and upgrades. You will also be responsible for repairing and testing items returned to the factory. This includes some evaluation/troubleshooting to a board level, soldering, part replacement, adhering parts for assembly, cleaning of parts, and some testing/calibration. This position includes trouble shooting and correcting of mechanical and electrical problems and requires skill in these areas. The individual collaborates with Mfg. Engineers and Software Development to improve product quality and processes. The position requires the individual to actively create and maintain manufacturing documentation (work instructions, test procedures, repair procedures, etc.) to ensure product quality issues are addressed during final testing. The individual aids in determining root cause and implementing corrective actions related to product defects. The position requires on the spot trouble shooting and repair to ensure orders are shipped on time. You will work with Bruker's Engineering and Product teams to drive new product development builds and support ongoing changes to existing products. You will participate and lead teams to ensure products are built to Bruker's high standards of quality and performance.


RESPONSIBILITIES:Electro-mechanical Assembly and Test

  • System Integration, Testing, and Calibration
  • Ensure on-time completion of customer orders
  • Repair items returned to factory from customer, minimizing customer down-time
  • Create and revise manufacturing documentation to support assembly, test, and repair activities
  • Write Engineering Change Orders to release and revise product documentation.
  • Train others as required on assembly, test, and repair activities
  • Report material and product defects in accordance with Bruker Processes, providing detailed defect reports
  • Participate on New Product Introduction teams, representing Manufacturing, to provide input on Design for Manufacturing/Assembly (DFMA) and Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Participate and lead Continuous Improvement Projects
  • Ability to travel within US for initial training and future NPI collaboration activities.
  • 1st 6 months will require -80% travel (All travel within CA)
  • st 6months


    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:Minimum Qualifications:
  • Work independently, strong team player, detail oriented, organized, and hands-on.Ability to follow work instructions and processes.Able to read and interpret mechanical and electrical schematicsMechanical and Electrical troubleshooting, root cause analysis, calibration, and repair skills.
  • Hands-on assembly and test experience in a similar, highly engineered, low volume, high mix, capital equipment environment that includes mechanical, electronic, and software composition.
  • Experience in writing work instructions and repair procedures.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
    • Fluency in Microsoft Office products; Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, WordExperience explaining technical issues and influencing product and process design change with results/data, working with other engineering teams to arrive at solutions.
    • Travel may be required -6wks per year. Actual travel duration and frequency will depend on project requirements.
    • Ability to use inspection and measurement equipment; calipers, micrometer, multi-meter, O-scope, etc.
      • Ability to work in Clean Room Environment
      • Experience in manufacturing environment using ERP system and Document Control systems.
      • Understanding of Non-conforming Material ProcessPreferred Qualifications:
      • Precision soldering skills
        • Ability to isolate and troubleshoot hardware and software issues.
        • Experience with optics, fibers, and auto-handling systems.
        • Experience with SAP ERP system
        • Experience with DFx methodologies; DFM, DFS, DFT, etc.
        • Experience in DFMEA and PFMEA techniques.
        • Knowledgeable in continuous improvement, safety improvements, use of KPI metrics, lean manufacturing (Toyota Production System, Kaizen, one-piece flow, process mistake proofing, Six Sigma). Must also be able to lead initiatives in this area and train staff to lead initiatives EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:Candidate should have minimum of 7 years of related experience in a manufacturing assembly and testing environment. OR a B.S. in Engineering / Physics / Math and 2+ years of experience. OR an AA in electro/mechanical field and 3+ years of experience. #LI-MJ

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