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Senior Electronics Designer & Technician

Nikola Labs is on a quest to create the future and build the world’s leading wireless power company. As a Senior Electronics Designer & Technician, you will be part of a team applying Nikola’s radio frequency to direct current (RF-to-DC) wireless power technology to solve real-world problems. Through collaboration with both team members and customers, your work will help improve a wide range of consumer and industrial products by incorporating wireless power capability. If you are up to the challenge and want to create the future free from wires and battery maintenance, we look forward to seeing your application.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Sr. Design Tech will report to the VP of Engineering and work closely with engineers on customer-focused projects and internal developments. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Hand-assembling components to PCBs having through-hole and surface mount technologies or combinations of both
  • Testing, troubleshooting and correcting electronic assemblies under development, during system integration or returned from the field
  • Working closely with mechanical engineers and designers in the design and integration of physical packages and PCBs that are to be embodied together
  • Acquire and/or build the tools and facilities necessary to support an electronic product development company
  • Working as part of a product development team with project managers, engineers, designers, assemblers, vendors, customers and corporate management, as necessary
  • Critical thinking is vital as is the willingness to challenge others regardless of their position in the company

QUALIFICATIONS

Sr. Design Tech at Nikola Labs should have the following qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering or related field required; Bachelor’s preferred
  • 10+ years of experience capturing electronic design schematics, laying out multilayer PCBs and assembling PCBs using the latest industry accepted standards for circuits entailing digital, analog and radiofrequency (RF) architectures and components
  • Strong working knowledge of the tools and facilities necessary to effectively support a viable and growing electronic product development company
  • A strong working knowledge of one or more mainstream computer-aided design (CAD) packages, such as PADS, Altium or Cadence Allegro
  • Working knowledge of IPC Design, Manufacturing and Acceptance Standards; IPC CID or CID+ certification are a plus
  • Close relationships with one or more U.S.-based PCB manufacturers, as well as one or more U.S.-based board assembly facilities capable of readily supporting PCB designs and fabrication needs
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary to effectively convey ideas
  • Fluency in English; other languages are a plus
  • Ability to work in US

CULTURE

Nikola Labs is a rapidly growing start-up with big ambition. We think and act nimbly and believe in open communication from every team member, where feedback to improve technology and company operations is both encouraged and rewarded. We have an informal work environment that favors results over bureaucracy.

NIKOLA LABS

Nikola Labs is a wireless power company with an advantaged far-field technology that converts radio frequency (RF) energy into direct current (DC) power. We are a devoted and capable team that includes world-renowned electrical engineers and distinguished business leaders united by a common goal – advancing wireless power into the marketplace. We are located at The Point at Otterbein University, a maker-space and incubator for technology start-ups and home to the school’s engineering program,

TIME SPLIT

PCB Design 50%
In-house fabrication 20%
Interfacing with fabricators 10%
Schematic capture 10%
Meetings/Admin 10%