Bruker Corporation

  • Test Technician III

    Job Locations US-CA-Santa Barbara
    Posted Date 3 months ago(5/1/2018 12:11 PM)
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    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.



    This position is responsible for the alignment, calibration, and testing of NanoIR microscopes. NanoIR system is a combination of an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) with a tunable Infrared laser. Each instrument is typically assembled to a specific customer order. The job includes verification of compliance to system specifications, accomplishing IR laser alignment procedures, AFM Calibrations and performance verification.  This includes troubleshooting of mechanical and electrical problems and on the spot repairs to ensure the orders are shipped on time. The individual collaborates with Manufacturing Engineering, Hardware and Software Engineering, and Applications Engineering to troubleshoot and improve product quality and processes. The job requires individual to follow and actively update testing documentation to ensure all potential quality issues are addressed in final testing. The position requires an ability to work independently or as part of a team.



    Duties of the position include the following: 

    1. QC/QA of AFM, IR laser and combined AFM/IR microscopes
    2. Complete standardized tests on AFM/IR systems
    3. Calibration, and rework of products to ensure on-time completion of customer orders
    4. Troubleshoot systems electronically and mechanically during testing
    5. Interface with manufacturing, application and R&D teams for microscopes performance verification
    6. Collaborating with assemblers and manufacturing engineers to correct and improve procedures
    7. Microscopes preparations for shipment to customers
    8. Other duties as assigned



    May include:

    1. Participation on new product release teams
    2. Conducting training on applicable test and calibration procedures
    3. Initiating IBQ / NCMRs as necessary
    4. Other duties as assigned



    1. Must be able to work standing, sitting and walking for most of a scheduled shift
    2. Must be able to push cart holding up to 50 lbs. occasionally
    3. May be asked to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally
    4. Job requires frequent bending, stooping and kneeling.



     A successful candidate will have: 

    1. Typically requires 2-4 years of related experience in a manufacturing testing environment. A B.S. in Engineering / Physics / Math OR 2+ years of experience with an AA in electro/mechanical field is preferred.
    2. Background in scanning probe/atomic force microscopy or FTIR preferred
    3. Mechanical design and electronics aptitude
    4. Detail oriented and self-starter attitude
    5. Ability to excel in a fast-paced customer-focused team environment
    6. Previous Mechanical and Electrical troubleshooting skills
    7. Able to read and interpret mechanical and electrical schematics

    Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance (as applicable).


    Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


    Certain positions at Bruker require compliance with export control laws and as a result, all interviewed candidates for all positions will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export control restrictions. 


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