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Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

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  • Electrical/Electronics Technician
    Materion    Tucson, AZ 85775
     Posted 2 days    


    Simply stated, Materion makes advanced materials that improve the world. We are a global leader in creating innovative, high performance engineered material solutions and services for a wide range of growth industries: high-tech consumer electronics , telecommunications , commercial aerospace , defense , medical , automotive , and many more.

    Our products, services and expertise help enable customers' technologies. We supply sophisticated thin film coatings for hard disk drives, specialty inorganic chemicals for solar energy panels, bio-compatible materials for implantable medical devices, specialty alloys for miniature consumer electronics components, optical filters for thermal imaging, critical components for infrared sensing technology, special materials for LEDs and much more. As the world's only integrated "mine-to-mill" supplier of beryllium-based products, we also offer beryllium, specialty engineered beryllium alloys and beryllium composites.

    As a team of 2,700 associates, we partner with customers in more than 50 countries. In 2017, we generated over $1B+ in revenues and made an exciting new acquisition that expanded our footprint in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

    For more information, check out our video " Materion Is " along with other videos of us showing you how we're Making a Difference our shared purpose of" Making Advanced materials that Improve the World."

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    This position requires a vigorous safety orientation and application of advanced electrical / electronic skills. It includes a variety of objectives such as keeping electrical equipment and control instruments in good repair and safe operating condition; installing and maintaining complex electrical equipment; setting up, adjusting, and maintaining process control equipment; developing and designing electrical and electronic circuits, diagrams, and schematics for existing equipment upgrades and modifications; and assisting with mechanical maintenance involving new equipment installation and facility improvements or additions.


    * Develops or designs electronic circuits for equipment or system upgrades and modifications; designs electrical diagrams and schematics for facility modifications, equipment installations, and new facilities
    * Develops programs for microprocessor/computer based process controllers to perform to process specifications; troubleshoots and repairs control circuits to maintain on-line service of controllers
    * Installs, troubleshoots, makes alterations, and maintains panels and related equipment including control and all types of starting equipment, relays, contractors, variable speed controllers, furnace and heating circuits, and all types of transformers and safety indicators
    * Builds new instrument or electrical systems from sketches, diagrams, or prints
    * Determines if electrical equipment is safe to run and recommends what needs to be done to make the equipment safe to operate
    * Troubleshoots plant power distribution from incoming transformers and MCC panels through service voltage outlets insuring that electrical all code provisions are followed
    * Willing to perform general maintenance assignments and exhibit above average mechanical ability for trouble shooting and repair; perform routinely assigned specific PMs
    * Comfortable wearing all forms of personal protective equipment devices such as respirators and protective gloves, work shoes, and eyewear


    * High school education with advanced training in electrical maintenance, electronics, and / or AS in Manufacturing Sciences or related field
    * Able to work with minimum supervision, demonstrates independent thinking and problem solving
    * Able to effectively train others and help develop co-worker skills; prior supervisory experience a plus
    * Working knowledge of hydraulics, vacuum systems, and CNC equipment a significant plus.


    * Familiar with general requirements of NFPA 70E and NEC as pertaining to industrial installations and safe work practices
    * Versed in operation and programming of PLC's, HMI's, machine control I/O, and communication protocols-- Intranet, DH 485, Serial, TCP/IP etc.; specific knowledge of GE Proficy Machine Edition, A/B Micrologix, Control Logix, and Programmable Relays helpful. Must understand stepper and servo motor control loops
    * Able to read and interpret Electrical Schematics and maintaining accuracy and archives
    * Familiar with Analog Devices and able to trouble shoot controls utilizing levels, flows, speeds, feeds, and positioning
    * Familiar with Heat Control, High Temperature Ovens, and Analog Signal Controlled SCR's used to control voltage and current
    * Understand Transformer Theory; able to set and understand multi-tap applications using low voltage high current
    * Ability to work with older technology as well as new and to work with the focus of continuous improvement to reduce downtime, increase equipment repeatability and reliability
    * Familiar with common production support equipment such as air compressors, chillers, tower / process cooling, process and sump pumps
    * Able to work with computers-Microsoft Office Suite, SAP, various industrial software programs


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Electronics Technician III
    Northrop Grumman    Gilbert, AZ 85295
     Posted 2 days    

    PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under close supervision, performs routine technical functions related to

    the support of development engineering activities such as design, test, checkout, fabrication, modification, and assembly

    of electronics and Electro-mechanical systems, experimental design circuitry, prototype models or specialized test

    equipment. Applications may include analog, digital and/or video type circuits and logic systems. Guidance is readily

    available from superiors. Works from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to

    perform routine testing, checkout, troubleshooting, prototype building, environmental testing, and simple developmental

    engineering tasks. Performs routine operational tests and fault isolation on development systems and equipment to

    ensure conformance with design specifications. Diagnoses and isolates malfunctions down to component level. Conducts

    defined engineering tests and collects data as assigned. Utilizes routine development or diagnostic equipment including

    oscilloscope, VOM, DVM, signal generators and similar test apparatus. Normally assigned in area such as development,

    engineering, test equipment design, or the like. Excludes those assigned to production test activities. Specific EMI Area activities include:

    • Perform EMI/EMC testing in accordance with applicable standards and test procedures. Tests may include, but are not limited to, radiated emissions, conducted emissions, radiated immunity and conducted immunity.

    • Determine proper test configuration of unit-under test to satisfy test requirements.

    • Work with EMI/EMC team to troubleshoot test concerns and provide testing support.

    • Create sweep plans, test profiles and test reports.

    • Knowledge of EMI/EMC testing and NEXIO BAT-EMC software is a plus.

    • Display the knowledge, experience, and skills to perform as an independent Test Conductor.

    The individual should be a self-starter, versatile, a problem solver, and have a willingness to work as part of a team. Individual must be willing to travel occasionally to locations elsewhere in the corporation in order to assist in troubleshooting efforts, out-house testing support, and work off-shift hours if necessary.

    Excludes trainees with no academic preparation or experience. EXPERIENCE and TRAINING: Electronics training

    equivalent to 2 years technical trade school or military technical school


    **Basic Qualifications:**

    • A minimum of an AS degree in Electronic Technology, or related STEM area with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience. 2 additional years of relevant experience in lieu of the degree

    • Strong background in EMI/EMC standards/specifications (or equivalent commercial standards).

    • Technical knowledge of EMI/EMC test equipment (spectrum analyzers, EMI receivers, etc)

    • Ability to obtain a TS clearance

    • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project

    • Willingness and ability to work off-shift hours as necessary and/or travel occasionally to support test efforts. Majority of time may be on 2nd shift during testing events.

    • Excellent writing skills

    **Preferred Qualifications:**

    • Aerospace/Space industry experience

    • Current active Top Secret security clearance

    • Previous EMI/EMC testing experience

    • Experience working TILE and NEXIO BAT-EMC software for the purpose of EMI testing

    • Experience with NASA GSFC-7000A requirements

    • NARTE certification

    Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

    **Job Category** : Engineering


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Electronic Technician 4
    Northrop Grumman    Chandler, AZ 85286
     Posted 4 days    

    At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

    Northrop Grumman Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

    Northrop Grumman Space System Sector is looking for an experienced Electronics Technicin 4 to join the Manufacturing Ops team within Launch Vehicles at the Chandler, AZ facility.

    PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: With minimum supervision, the Electronics Technician 4 will be responsible for the acceptance testing of a variety of flight hardware components and systems in the MACH3 and MACH4 product lines. Responsibilities will include performing Continuity and Isolation testing, Monitor testing and Functional testing on CCA and top level hardware, some of which will occur in environments including thermal cycling, vacuum and vibration. Knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of test and measurement instrumentation such as multimeters, power supplies, function generators, oscilloscopes and data acquisition systems is required. A minimum of 10 years performing acceptance testing on flight hardware in environments and experience using ATE is required.


    **Basic Qualifications:**

    • A 2 year technical degree or graduation from a military technical school along with 10 years of relevant experience is required.

    A minimum of 10 years performing acceptance testing on flight hardware in environments and experience using ATE is required.

    • Ability to read and interpret technical documentation.

    • Experience with ESS / environmental testing including thermals, TVAC and vibration.

    **Preferred Qualifications:**

    • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing, 5S and Costpoint MES is preferred.

    Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

    **Job Category** : Technical Support


    Employment Type

    Full Time

    U.S. Marine Corps    Yuma, AZ 85366
     Posted 7 days    


    This announcement uses the Defense Industrial Base, Major Range and Test Facilities direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.


    You will install, modify, overhaul, configure, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electronics equipment and complete operation systems to include component and peripherals.

    You will set up and operate computer controlled automatic test equipment (ATE) to test and troubleshoot components and systems.

    You will review manufacturers' specifications, schematics, block diagrams and technical manuals to determine operation of circuits

    You will make visual inspections and perform operational tests to determine components causing malfunctions or invalid readings.

    You will operate a variety of test equipment to include oscilloscopes, pulse and signal generators, distortion and wave analyzers, digital data generators, digital voltmeters and frequency and pulse counters.


    Conditions of Employment


    This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. Applicants who do not receive a minimum of two points on the screen-out element(s) will be found ineligible. The Screen-out Element for this position is: Ability to perform common tasks including installing, modifying, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting electronics equipment and operational systems including components and peripherals.. I work under close supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


    Additional Information

    This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Several vacancies may be filled. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Electronic Technician
    Aerotek    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 7 days    

    **Production Electronics Technician**

    The position requires operation of assorted electronic test equipment and a basic understanding of electronic systems. The technician should be able to troubleshoot complex electronic circuits to identify problems down to the component level. The position also requires the ability to communicate and work with Engineers and customers as required.

    **Job Duties**

    * Perform advanced trouble shooting on printed circuit cards (PCBs) and electronic assemblies.

    * Perform repairs on PCBs and electronic assemblies by utilizing soldering irons, pre-heaters, and flux.

    * Experience removing Through-Hole components with two or more leads utilizing standard rework tools.

    * Must be able to identify different types of electronic components on schematics and understand their function.

    * Strong trouble shooting skills are required using a Fluke meter and other trouble shooting tools.

    * Must be able to use various electronic equipment (functional test) for troubleshooting and repair.

    * Must be able to functional test electronic assemblies to IPC requirements.

    * Must have strong technical communication skills by utilizing data and metrics.

    * Must be able to provide high levels of customer service to external and internal customers

    * Be a self-starter, leader, and have the ability to work with little to no supervision.

    **About Aerotek:**

    **We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing** **Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at**

    **Location:** Phoenix, Arizona

    **Posting ID:** 7236630

    **Pay Rate:** US$18.00 - US$21.00 per hour

    The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

    Employment Type

    Full Time

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