Engineering Technician
Charlestown, MA Engineering
Job Type

We seek an Engineering Technician to run our lab space and provide technical hands-on engineering support for LineVision products from prototype through manufacturing.

The successful Engineering Technician  will be involved in all aspects of engineering our product, looking under the hood and becoming an expert in its internal workings. They will efficiently execute validation processes and procedures in house, and coordinate efforts with our operations team and contract manufacturer. 

What will you do?

Core Responsibilities and Key Performance Objectives

  • Support day-to-day operations in the lab, from organization to maintaining equipment to ordering supplies
  • Fabricate and assemble prototype sensors
  • Identify, troubleshoot and resolve issues with electromechanical assemblies
  • Assist with engineering validation efforts for next generation sensor systems

  • Within Three Months:
    • Learn how our products work, and about transmission line monitoring technologies in general.
    • Look under the cover and get familiar with our hardware and processes.
    • Build and test prototype electrical and mechanical assemblies for use at LineVision.
    • Build test and programming fixtures for use in-house and at Contract Manufacturer Locations.
    • Perform Hardware Validation Testing and QA Testing of our latest sensor technologies, including support CE and FCC testing.
  • Within Six Months:
    • Propose and implement design improvements
    • Perform experiments on our devices to verify performance.
    • Test and validate new firmware, boards and/or assemblies. 
    • Troubleshoot issues using test equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, temperature chambers.
    • Troubleshoot networking issues related to IOT devices by running SQL queries and python scripts.
    • Assist with bringing up a new prototyping/lab space in Charlestown, MA.
  • Within a Year and Beyond:
    • Be the liaison between Operations and Engineering.
    • Manage electronics laboratory operations, equipment, budget, and identify future needs.
    • Improve our quality control processes.
    • Assist with the continuous improvement/management of our new lab space.
    • There will be tremendous opportunities to grow and move within the company as well.

What do you need to succeed in this role?

  • A passion to be hands on with strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to fabricate reliable electro-mechanical hardware
  • Experience using hand tools and basic shop tools (bandsaw, drill press, etc.)
  • Experience with circuit board troubleshooting, rework skills including soldering, using oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, and other test equipment.
  • Diligent tracking and management of Bill of Materials, prototype and production units, change orders
  • Comfortable with computers and learning new software tools. Experience using a command line interface is a plus.

What does joining LineVision mean for you?

  • Impact. Your talent, time, and energy will critically impact our success in providing utilities around the world with solutions to increase the flexibility, efficiency and safety of their grids for a cleaner and electrified future
  • Real World Innovation. You will inspire the future by being part of a team that introduces a fundamentally differentiated solution to utilities that helps solve the challenges they face in updating and increasing the capacity of the current grid system.
  • Growth. You will join a motivated and high-performing team helping LineVision scale from a 50 person company to market leader, serving utilities around the world and solving one of the key obstacles to the clean energy transition
  • Distinction. You will inspire the future by being part of a team that introduces a fundamentally differentiated solution to utilities that helps solve the challenges they face in updating and increasing the capacity of the current grid system
  • Ownership. You hold broad responsibilities with high autonomy in a communicative, collaborative, and fast-paced environment with other scientists and engineers

Who we are…

We are a rapidly growing technology company, enabling electric utilities around the world to lead the clean energy transition with enhanced transmission grid flexibility, increased resiliency, and more grid capacity for renewable energy. We provide utilities with our patented, non-contact sensors for the real-time monitoring and predictive analytics they need to accelerate the path to a net-zero grid.

  • We are a team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about helping to solve the biggest challenges facing today’s electric grid
  • We believe unlocking transmission capacity is critical to the resilience of our future grid and the ability to integrate renewables at scale
  • We value and benefit from the wide-ranging perspectives that come from a diverse and inclusive work environment
  • We are committed to providing:
    • Situational awareness to help grid operators make informed decisions on the physical position of their conductors that can help to prevent damage and fires
    • Dynamic Line Ratings to increase capacity by up to 40% on existing transmission lines with real-time monitoring while improving reliability & safety
    • Asset health monitoring to improve maintenance strategies by creating a digital twin to determine the true conductor health

LineVision Inc is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.  

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