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Engineering Technician

Location: Racine
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Cree Lighting a Company of IDEAL Industries is a market-leading innovator of LED lighting for indoor, outdoor and intelligent lighting applications that improve society and safeguard our planet. Additionally, our cutting-edge technology delivers reliable performance and value beyond light for office and industrial buildings, schools and universities, municipalities, automotive dealerships, healthcare facilities, and more!


We are currently seeking an Engineering Technician to join our team! In this role you will be self-motivated, hands-on technician with experience in electronics to support the development and testing of LED-based lighting products.  This position will work within cross functional groups consisting of electrical, mechanical, optical and manufacturing members to assemble, test and qualify electrical components as well as complete LED fixtures. A successful candidate will be a resourceful problem solver who is able to work around technical obstacles and will be adept at the implementation of practical solutions.



What you will be doing:  


  • Support design engineering from concept through production including component test, prototype build, safety testing and system integration.
  • Work from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to perform testing, checkout and troubleshooting functions.
  • Use test equipment including, but not limited to, digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, signal generators and specialized test apparatus.
  • Assemble prototype circuit boards consisting of surface-mount and through-hole components.
  • Assemble and test LED boards.
  • Test and troubleshoot new electrical modules such as sensor, LED driver, wireless radio.
  • Capture oscilloscope waveforms, make power and efficiency measurements, gather additional data and provide clear, concise reports for review.
  • Complete tasks in creative and effective ways with minimal guidance and oversight.
  • Work across company functional organizations to ensure project success.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What you need for succcess:   


  • EET or AS degree or equivalent training in Electrical Engineering or other related technical field.
  • 5+ years experience in power and analog electronics with working knowledge of passive component testing, power semiconductor performance, thermal and EMC testing and qualification testing of electronics.
  • Ability to troubleshoot analog and digital circuits with equipment such as; oscilloscopes, power meters, AC and DC power supplies and multimeters.
  • Proficient with MS Office tools including Excel and Word or equivalents.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-sufficient while knowing when to ask for help.  Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Background in LED lighting and power supply.


Preferred but not required skills:


  • 10+ years experience in power electronic testing and troubleshooting.
  • Hands on experience with EMC equipment and test protocol
  • Experience in LED module such as assembly and testing
  • Background in LED lighting complex system
  • Hands on experience with different serial protocols such as RS432, DALI, DMX
  • Hands on experience with testing wireless devices (Bluetooth, 802.11 and Zigbee)
  • Knowledge and experience with three-phase power system


Physical Demands:  


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




We have an outstanding benefits package that starts DAY ONE! We offer medical, dental, vision, 401K with match and a pension plan! We are values based organization that seeks people that integrate with our culture and grow with the business over time. We are privately held – so we think in terms of generations, not quarters. 


Cree Lighting a company of IDEAL Industries is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on protected characteristics as outlined by federal, state or local laws. We realize that providing a culture that represents a diverse background and skillset only makes us a brighter place to work.



Keywords: IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Racine , Engineering Technician, Other , Racine, Wisconsin

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