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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

EECS/ECE seeks a highly motivated, organized, and proactive professional to perform electronics technician tasks for several large government funded research projects. The selected applicant will perform routine work in the fabrication, maintenance, and repair of electrical or electronic equipment, such as scientific tools assembled using printed circuit boards, passive and active soldered components, and other laboratory equipment; prepare simple schematics and wiring diagrams; assemble and test equipment using hand and power tools.

This part-time position is expected to become a full-time position within one year but is initially restricted to 24-30 hours per week. The position is eligible for benefits.


  • Support laboratory staff by leading microelectronics and optoelectronics assembly
  • Perform wire bonding and ball bonding on ASICs, neural probes, and other micro-sized devices to be used for research and development
  • Soldering and solder-reflow of custom parts and SMDs to PCBs and custom prototype boards
  • Hand assembly of miniature electronic or optoelectronic systems using microscopes, micro-forceps, and vacuum tool applicators
  • Skillful application of adhesives having special optical, electrical, or thermal properties for various packages
  • Conduct performance and reliability testing of the electrical and/or optical properties of miniature assemblies
  • Documentation of electrical test results

Required Qualifications*

High school diploma or an equivalent; 2-year technical degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; supplemented by technical courses in mathematics, physics, engineering, or electronics.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in the fabrication and repair of electrical and electronic equipment or standard mechanical devices; bachelor's degree preferred; hands-on experience with small electrical components; proficiency of assembly of parts under a microscope; Two (2) plus years of experience in soldering fine pitch SMT and through hole PCB Assemblies. Ability to enter data into Excel or database program. Experience with industry standards such as IPC-A-610 or J-STD-001. Detail oriented with excellent documentation practices.

Work Schedule

Hours:           24-30 hrs/week, approximately 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Work Locations

Department:  EECS/ECE

Location:       EECS Bldg, North Campus

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