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Sr Test Technician

Shelton, Connecticut

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Location Shelton, ConnecticutUS Job ID JR-030110

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Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.

Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.

If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Calibrate highly complex equipment and see that test records are properly maintained.
  • Perform troubleshooting and repair of microprocessors based electronics.
  • Perform initial functional testing of both in-process and completed products.
  • Operate electrical and optical test equipment, including meters, scopes, and computer controlled testing.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair test failures.
  • Complete Manufacturing and R&D testing tasks under engineering direction.
  • Position, align and locate parts in relationship to each other in jigs and fixtures.
  • Assemble multi-level electro-mechanical sub-assemblies into complex assemblies using a variety of hand tools.
  • Safely use compressed gasses including cylinder setup and operation on a daily basis.
  • The ability to set up, configure, and test hardware and software products
  • Functional testing and analysis of newly developed products to ensure operation and reliability
  • Assembling and disassembling test configurations as necessary
  • Be willing to learn new technologies and procedures to remain current with industry standards and new products
  • Functional testing and analysis of newly developed products to ensure operation and reliability
  • Other assignments as assigned. 
  • Perform process training with employees.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2-4 years of manufacturing experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree.
  • Prior experience in a GMP manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • General understanding of machinery and mechanics is advantageous.
  • Lean manufacturing experience a plus
  • General PC skills and experience with MS Office (Word/Excel)
  • Knowledge of SAP (or similar) a plus
  • Experience designing, building, and/or debugging Electrical & Electro-Mechanical assemblies desired, as well as knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerance.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; requires interaction with managers, supervisors, engineers, and other hourly associates in a fast pace environment.
  • Ability to set-up and use basic hand tools and test fixtures.
  • Ability to assemble and align precision parts, requiring good manual dexterity.
  • Familiar with set up and operation of digital meters and oscilloscopes.
  • Understanding and ability to read and interpret Engineering drawings, schematics and technical documentation (mechanical, electrical, and gas flow).
  • Available to work overtime as needed.
  • ISO experience a plus
  • 5 years’ experience in testing and calibration of microprocessor based instruments.

Physical Requirements & Expectations:
• Lift, carry, push, and pull up to 40 lbs. unassisted and frequently bend, stoop, twist, climb, crouch/squat, kneel/crawl, sit and stand for long periods of time.
• Be able to reach at, above and below shoulder level, flex/extend neck and have good hand and finger dexterity.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job may include color, close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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