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R&D Technician - Electromechanical

Posted 4 months ago

Our client builds the technologies of tomorrow through electrification, digitalization, and automation. With advanced technology they have been able to reduce congestion in cities, help NASA develop the Mars Rover and so much more. Join their team of over 372,000 people and be inspired by what really matters. Apply today.

Position: R&D Technician - Electromechanical
Location: Newton, Massachusetts 
Term: 12 Month Contract

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Fabricate and test cable harness assemblies for robot prototypes
  • Assist machine shop operations and maintenance
  • Perform metrology on robot components utilizing inspection tools including Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • Formulate test methods for characterization, verification, and validation purposes
  • Test new or existing products in the development cycle to characterize performance
  • Wire and install motors, drives, racks, and motion control equipment


Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • 5+ years electromechanical R&D engineering experience required; preferably in medical device or other regulated industries
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Robotics Engineering is desired
  • Must be well-versed in industry-standards for cable harness assemblies’ acceptance
  • Must have experience working in a dynamic R&D lab environment including a machine shop
  • Must have hands-on experience in assembly, fabrication, and testing of electro-mechanical systems
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks is desired
  • Experience with complex electro-mechanical systems (integration, test) required
  • Experience with high precision measurement equipment desired
  • Ability to multitask and work under aggressive deadlines are critical to success
  • Execute assigned projects and duties with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in using MS Office highly desired

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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