Sr Engineering Technician
Plano, TX Engineering
Job Type

The Sr. Engineering Technician oversees laboratory equipment management, ensuring calibration and maintenance meet industry standards. This role leads projects through testing and validation phases, utilizing assembly skills. The technician also troubleshoots technical issues, maintains test stations, and compiles test reports.

Essential Job Functions

  • Maintain and manage laboratory equipment: Ensure the lab is set up correctly and all equipment is properly maintained.
  • Conduct testing and validation: Run test cases involving hardware, firmware, or functional integration, and generate test reports.
  • Manage prototype projects: Act as a project manager for prototypes, overseeing their construction to ensure they meet design specifications.
  • Support design and development: Assist in design and development processes by handling board check out and testing, allowing engineers to focus on further developmental challenges.
  • Perform third-party evaluation tests: Execute complete third-party evaluation tests in-house to confirm prototypes meet required standards before external submission.
  • Set up test stations and integration systems: Establish and maintain integration test systems and test stations to ensure functionality and readiness for further testing or production.

Education: Relevant technical school degree or associate degree, or equivalent military experience.

Technical Experience &Skills:

  • 15+ years’ experience as engineering and lab technician
  • Project management
  • Exceptional organizational habits and skills
  • Testing and validation
  • IPC Certified Soldering or Equivalent Experience
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving

Soft Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, organizational and follow-up skills.
  • Solid problem-solving skills. Highly technical, quickly grasping how things work. Presents technical concepts, ideas, and information in terms that both engineers and non-engineers can understand.
  • Motivated by continuous learning and development.
  • Functions well in a small company/startup environment. (High visibility, accountability and development velocity)
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and collaboratively with a cross functional team.
  • Disciplined engineering approach.
  • Differentiates value added activities from waste.
  • Demonstrates systems thinking.

Physical/Mental Requirements This section must be completed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and operate an office computer/laptop most of the day. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision. 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounter while performing this job's essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Travel: Up to 20% travel required

About the Company 

Synapse ITS is a comprehensive transportation technology platform focused on increasing roadway safety, accessibility and efficiency through innovative infrastructure. Comprised of 4 leading brands in the traffic industry, Synapse is dedicated to delivering smarter, data-driven technologies to help cities increase safety, optimize resources, and meet Vision Zero goals. As the leading traffic and pedestrian safety platform for intelligent transportation systems (“ITS”) in North America with a portfolio of products including Accessible Pedestrian Signals (“APS”) systems, intersection traffic safety products and “away from intersection” pedestrian and traffic safety technology. The Company has a track record of innovation, harnessing a broad suite of intellectual property while developing new applications like touchless push buttons, Advanced Traffic Controller (ATC) related products, device connectivity and solar LED technology.

Polara Enterprises LLC Headquartered in Greenville, Texas, Polara designs and manufactures the most technologically advanced and durable ADA-compliant and pedestrian-friendly crosswalk devices on the market. With hundreds of thousands of Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) and push buttons installed across North America, Polara is one of the most trusted names in pedestrian safety. 

Carmanah Technologies Corp. Over more than 25 years, Carmanah has earned a global reputation for delivering innovative “away from the intersection” safety solutions that offer cost savings while ensuring environmental sensitivity. Based in Victoria, BC, Canada, their portfolio includes a broad range of products, including solar and AC powered systems for midblock crosswalks, school zones, traffic-calming, and general hazard marking.

Eberle Design Inc. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, EDI is a leading provider of highly engineered traffic safety products and ITS technologies that enable safe and connected infrastructure. EDI’s Advanced Traffic Controller (ATC) suite of products represents the latest technological advancements to increase safety, cabinet reliability, functionality, and ease of maintenance. 

Diablo Controls Diablo Controls is a pioneering manufacturer of traffic, access, and parking control technologies. Based in Crystal Lake, IL, the company is best known for developing the first microcontrollers in the traffic and parking industries, as well as a variety of highly reliable and easy-to-install detectors, transmitters, receivers, and automatic vehicle identification (AVI) devices.