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Specialist Engineer

Posted 4 months ago

Leading Global Innovator Seeks Contractor for the Following

Position: Specialist Engineer

Location: North Barrington Illinois 60010

Term: 5 months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Perform engineering tests of components and assemblies.
  • Fabricates electro-mechanical test fixtures / assemblies with engineering supervision.
  • Fabricate prototype parts and circuits.
  • Assembles and tests prototype devices and systems.
  • Assembles and tests prototype cables.
  • Investigates, analyzes, repairs, and documents component or system level failures.
  • Sets up data equipment to capture test data.
  • Sets up and executes pre-defined subsystem/system qualification protocols with supervision.
  • Document test data and procedures.
  • Maintains software versions of operating systems and proprietary embedded software in prototypes.
  • Manage lab space Recommend and purchase mechanical and electrical tools and materials.
  • Maintains onsite and off-site storage locations accounting and materials handling.
  • Maintains engineering lab spaces including ESD equipment and compliance.
  • Maintains lab equipment working with metrology group.
  • Manage prototypes.
  • Maintains engineering development electromechanical systems.
  • Performs regular maintenance using established protocols and tools.
  • Diagnose and repair problems using appropriate instruments.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of mechanical system and practices.
  • Maintains appropriate licenses / training / certifications, as needed.
  • Works within established SOPs and / or scientific methods and adheres to quality guidelines.


  • 5 years of experience as an Electrical Engineering/ Computer Engineering Technician.
  • Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering or Engineering Technology (ABET accredited preferred).
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and able to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills.
  • Able to give attention to details and utilize time management techniques.
  • Experience with root-cause analysis and failure analysis.
  • Experience writing and running test protocols (doing final test of equipment before it is sent to customer).
  • Demonstrates working understanding of electronic and electromechanical systems.
  • Demonstrates working understanding of computer and embedded software systems.
  • Experience reading schematics, diagrams and layouts.
  • Soldering skills- surface mount / RoHS (3 recent years of experience).
  • Experience fabricating and modifying components, fixtures, and devices.
  • Experience creating simple electronic prototypes from a schematic.
  • Demonstrates working understanding of a variety of laboratory test equipment.
  • Experience using lab test equipment- oscilloscopes, data loggers, power supplies DMM's


  • Any software programming experience in C, VB, C++, C#.
  • Any Programmable Logic Control, automation or modular controller experience.
  • Any advanced experience with mechanisms or circuitry.
  • Experience working with complex electro-mechanic equipment.
  • Experience with CAD software.
  • Experience with document management.
  • Experience working in a regulated industry.

If this sounds like the perfect fit, apply today!