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Do you want to make a significant difference in how the world is looking tomorrow and contribute to the innovation of state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology products?

Then look no further and join our R&D team at San Jose, CA as

R&D Technician

Reference# 042-121

What you will do

General support of R&D team during new product development and sustaining activities under close supervision of the engineers involved.  Responsible for R&D machine shop.


Responsibilities will include

  • Assists engineers with assembly of breadboards and early prototypes, frequently with verbal guidance or limited documentation.
  • Assembles cables as needed including soldering and crimping of connectors.
  • Uses CMM and conventional measurement tools to characterize parts.
  • PCBA component replacement and cut-and-jumper including some surface-mount parts.
  • Responsible for organization and maintenance of small R&D machine shop.
  • Responsible for machine shop safety training.
  • Uses manual mill and lathe to make or modify parts.
  • Replenishes lab supplies as needed.
  • Investigates sources and options of needed parts and tools.
  • Fills out purchase requisitions. 
  • Places company credit card orders with suppliers when needed to supplement Purchasing.
  • Assists with lab and tool organization for the main R&D lab. 
  • Assists with gathering lab equipment for calibration as needed.
  • Assists test engineers with preparing and assembling test setups.
  • May perform simple repetitive testing/data collection per protocol from Test Engineer.



What you bring along

  • Requires AS or BS degree in an engineering related discipline or equivalent.
  • Highly organized, energetic
  • Strong attention to detail; logical thinking processes.
  • Strong communication and technical writing skills required
  • Proactive; self-starter.
  • Mechanical aptitude with ability to assemble test set-ups, including electrical and fluid connections, required.
  • Skilled at soldering (IPC certification is a plus)
  • Skilled at operating manual knee-mill and manual tool-room lathe
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, primarily Word and Excel.
  • Manual SMT rework experience desirable (including 0402 packages)
  • Experience with mechanical test equipment such as tensile, torsion, environmental or vibration testing a plus


What you will get

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package
  • Progressive employment conditions
  • Exciting career opportunities
  • Wide range of training courses
  • International and diverse environment (30+ different nationalities)
  • Strong company culture with rich history


Look no further and apply now!

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We are looking forward to receiving your application online. Please submit your resume (w/o picture and w/o cover letter, reference letters and diplomas are optional).


Tecan is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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Every lab. Every day. Empowered.
Our vision is to empower every laboratory, every day, around the world with Tecan technology, products and support. We will help to shape the future of automated workflows in life sciences and clinical diagnostics through unrivaled expertise, products and customer support.

We care about our culture.
Our values – trust, highest standards and ambition – are the cornerstones of our business, and give us the framework for the Tecan culture. We foster a positive and empowering environment, which allows us to bring our passion and energy to work. This helps us to deliver on our customer promise – ‘Always there for you’.

Legal entity:  Tecan Systems, Inc.
City:  San Jose, CA
Country:  US

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto