Product Development Lab Technician

Kinematics creates motion control solutions for mission-critical systems in demanding environments. Based in the U.S. with global operations, we reliably deliver on diverse customer needs and have the manufacturing expertise to deliver any volume cost effectively.

For close to three decades, we have been innovating solutions and working closely with our customers to provide the most reliable, bankable, innovative drives across multiple industries. Today, with over 2 million drives globally deployed, representing hundreds of millions of hours of operation, we are proud of our role in sustainably supporting critical applications across the industrial, satellite and solar sectors.

Kinematics was founded in 1996, has 400 employees globally, is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, with sales offices in North America and Europe, and manufacturing operations in Jiangyin, China and Nogales, Mexico.

Job Title: Product Development Lab Technician
Reporting to: Director of Controls Architecture
Position Location: Phoenix, AZ

The candidate should have 5+ years of proficiency in common assembly technician skills including but not limited to mechanical assembly, electrical component assembly, equipment operation, soldering, welding, following, and improving upon verbal and written assembly work instructions. The candidate should be proficient at other lab support activities such as R&D equipment procurement and cost management.

Successful candidates will also:

  • Leverage their electronic and mechanical assembly skills in a diverse and fast paced prototype environment in support of the company’s Product and R&D goals.
  • Take verbal and written work instructions for tasks from a variety of stakeholders and know when to ask for clarification. Instinctually identify opportunities for improvement and communicate ideas clearly to your peers.
  • Perform occasional lab maintenance, monitor ongoing tests, execute lab tests, and execute the procurement processes for lab supplies and equipment in support of general lab activities and health.
  • Be able to lift 50 lbs. and operate common lab equipment such as a bridge crane and power tools. Forklift experience and / or certification is a plus.

Responsibilities & Skills

  • This role will work out of Kinematics’ Phoenix based Validation Lab (PKVL) under the direction of the Director of Controls Architecture and lab director, under verbal and written instructions.
  • This role will be responsible for carrying out electronic prototype and testing assembly work, including soldering and other assembly techniques.
  • This role will be responsible for carrying out mechanical prototype and testing assembly work, including mechanical assembly and possibly welding.
  • This role will be responsible for procuring lab materials under the direction of the lab director and lab engineers per the company’s procurement process.

Education & Experience

  • 5+ years of demonstrated excellence in mechanical and electrical assembly.

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