Vibration Analyst


Nikola Labs is a leader in industrial applications of wireless power technology specializing in vibration and temperature sensing systems.  The company has growing capabilities in Condition Based Monitoring (CBM) using its proprietary maintenance-free, wirelessly powered Predictive Facility Maintenance (PfM) system.

The primary function of our Vibration Analyst is supporting the company’s unique value proposition by generating high quality and actionable data and information for its industrial customers.  This role works closely with product development, installation and customer support teams, as well as customers’ reliability engineers.  


  • Collect and analyze vibration and temperature data at client sites, customizing data processing to the client’s asset and determining if maintenance is needed

  • Perform vibration data collection, data analysis, software modeling and programming, and engineering evaluations

  • Evaluate machinery health and condition, through detailed analysis of vibration data

  • Develop software modelling and programs to maintain and expand vibration data analysis library to improve ability to process data

  • Provide high-quality, actionable information to clients (e.g. settingappropriate alarm levels within the analytical tools to alert customers of pending failures). 

  • Accompany hardware installation team and recommend placement of machine condition sensing units. 

  • Lead and grow Nikola Labs predictive maintenance (PdM) tool develop program 

  • Expand Nikola Labs expertise in machine condition monitoring, beyond vibration analysis, to include ultrasonic analysis, oil/fluid analysis

  • Work closely with the product development team to create high-valued hardware and software solutions and expanded product offerings


  • Eligibility to work in the U.S.

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience with vibration data collection and analysis, ideally using FFT analyzers and predictive/preventative maintenance software.  (Must demonstrate technical competence.) 

  • Valid ISO Category II, or higher, vibration certification preferred.  Continued certification expected.

  • Strong understanding of electro-mechanical fundamentals, including AC induction and DC motors

  • Strong mechanical background with industrial equipment - centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, turbines, blowers, pumps, gearboxes, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc.

  • Proficient with the operation of one or more analyzers measuring vibration spectra and time waveforms. 

  • Proficient with developing optimum corrective actions based on findings of acquired field vibration analysis data, observations and discussions with key plant personnel.

  • Must be able to work on and around elevated fixed and rotating equipment

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and standard PC applications.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Desire to work in a “startup” environment and have a “startup” mentality – work collaboratively with others across all levels of the organization; resolve obstacles that may prevent the organization from achieving its mission; wear many hats as needed

  • Be customer focused - demonstrate the desire and knowledge to understand customer needs; provide personalized, professional service, accurate information and continuous communication

  • Demonstrate integrity - behave ethically, act fairly, and take responsibility for accomplishing work

  • Ability to travel of up to 50% of time within first year of employment (tapering to less than 25% thereafter)


Nikola Lab provides excellent benefits that include health, dental & vision coverage, life insurance, 401(k) plan and match, stock options and paid time off to qualified employees.  


  • Engineering Degree 

  • Experience or interest in computer programming and simulation software (e.g., MATLAB, LabVIEW)


Nikola Labs is a rapidly growing start-up with big ambitions. 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 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,