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Open Position

Engineering Technician

Posted 09/20/2017

Sealevel Systems, Inc is a mature communications hardware manufacturer, providing serial and digital communications solutions across a wide array of computing platforms to customers since 1986.

This role requires a detailed and organized individual that is capable of using principles and theories of engineering to solve technical problems in research and development and manufacturing. The Engineering Technician will focus on the application-oriented functions of our products by assisting the Engineers through conducting testing, inspecting products or processes, collecting data, and calculating and reporting results. The successful candidate should be able to communicate effectively within the production and engineering departments and must work with great detail and a sense of urgency.

Reporting Relationship
The position will report to the Vice President of Engineering.

The objective of the compensation structure is to attract an individual who is interested in growing with a company that can offer an opportunity to learn about new technology
  • Base Salary

The person we are seeking will:
  • Be organized and detail oriented
  • Have experience in building circuit boards
  • Have soldering knowledge (board level SMT and TH components)
  • Have experience in circuit board repairs
  • Be comfortable and able to operate in a rapidly growing environment.
  • Have experience with database tracking (Excel experience)
  • Be able to react to changes and handle requests from different sources (multi-task)
  • Have demonstrated experience with product prototyping
  • Be well versed in the scientific method
  • Competent at reading electrical schematics
  • Capable of creating simple board schematics
  • Capable of creating simple board layouts
  • Capable of performing simple to complex mechanical fabrications and modifications for prototypes

- Experience with schematic capture and layout software PCAD and Altium Designer
- Familiarity with PCI, PCIe, USB, Ethernet, RS232, RS422, RS485 and embedded processors

The Ideal Candidate will:
  • Have the flexibility to adapt to business conditions to achieve corporate goals and meet customer demand
  • Possess the ability to interact with other departments within organization, to ensure that internal customer demands are met
  • Have a can-do attitude and show interest in learning more about technology
  • Be driven and results oriented with a positive outlook

Objectives & Responsibilities
The role of the Engineering Technician is primarily that of an enabler for the Engineering staff. The successful Engineering Technician will look for ways to offload the Engineering staff whenever possible. The primary objectives of the Engineering Technician are to:
  • Assist Engineers in design, development, testing and manufacturing of Sealevel products
  • Be a liaison between engineering and other departments within the company
  • Prepare and conduct experiments, collect data, calculate or record results for engineering and product research
  • Perform engineering analysis of new third-party products
  • Perform environmental analysis of new products
  • Create reports of analysis and experiments work
  • Build prototypes and perform engineering modifications to Sealevel products
  • Work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic and electrical equipment
  • Conduct simple board layouts
  • Perform hardware repairs as required
  • Identify equivalent lower cost alternatives for existing components used in designs
  • Create mechanical prototypes and modifications as required
  • Assist Engineers in the maintenance of product BOMs
    • Component crosses
    • BOM data entry
    • BOM database management
    • BOM cost reduction

Previous Experience
The ideal candidate will have experience in circuit assembly in a manufacturing type environment. Additionally, they should possess:
  • Associates Degree in Engineering Technology
  • A minimum of 3 years fine pitch circuit board component soldering
  • Competence with mechanical fabrication equipment
  • Experience with schematic capture and board layout
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications

Sealevel Systems is conveniently located in Liberty, SC, a short drive from Greenville and Clemson. Our 45,000 square foot facility sits on almost twenty acres of land. The Company offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salary, and is an EOE. Interested candidates should forward a resume with cover letter to:

Sealevel Systems, Inc
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 830
Liberty, SC 29657
Fax: (864) 843-3067
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