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Senior Electrical Engineering Technician
Updated on 2/4/2023
El Segundo, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • High school diploma with:
  • Some application of technical skills outside of the classroom (examples: laboratory, research, extracurricular project teams, volunteering, personal projects, or internships)
  • Associates Degree or Trade School certification
  • OR 2+ years of experience in a professional or Military technical role (please submit Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) document if this applies to you)
  • Expertise with electronic test equipment; familiarity with environmental test systems
  • Expertise in soldering electronic components and wires; Clear knowledge of materials and process
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings
  • Ability to interface with diverse engineering teams and understand/interpret engineering terminology
  • Ability to use computer programs (e.g., Office suite, Messaging/chat, File explorers/repositories, Web browsers, Wikis, etc.)
  • Desire to learn
  • (e.g., laboratory, research, extracurricular project teams, volunteering, personal projects or internship)
  • Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, ICs, electronic equipment, and computer hardware/software, including applications and basic programming of these
  • Expertise soldering surface mount (SMT) devices and understanding of components
  • Experience with 1 or more programming languages for testing or test automation (e.g., Python, R, etc.)
  • Experience in team-based design and build projects (e.g., Formula SAE, FIRST Robotics, Solar Car, CubeSat, Rover Challenge, etc.)
  • Experience with automated test systems or qualification testing for aerospace or automotive products
  • Experience with CAD/CAM software, and/or 3D-printing
  • Experience mentoring others and interfacing with technical customers
  • Proficiency in creating technical instructions and documentation for engineering systems
  • IPC CID, CID+ certification
  • Applicant must be willing to work 40 hours a week on-site in El Segundo, California, USA
  • Applicant must be eligible to work on ITAR projects
  • Job Type: Full-time (Salary)
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorship at this time
  • Assemble, solder, inspect, program, and test electronic components (e.g., PCBAs, test racks, and custom hardware), wiring harnesses, and other assemblies
  • Assist in the design, build, analysis, and testing of electronic and electro-mechanical systems and related subsystems
  • Work with multidisciplinary engineering teams to design and prototype solutions to technical problems; assist engineers with assembling, testing and modifying hardware
  • Troubleshoot faulty equipment and repair to full functionality
  • Create and document procedures for testing, assembly, and related processes
  • Provide feedback on test plans and technical drawings
  • Review tasks for quality and conformance to standards
  • Demonstrate safe work practices and follow safety procedures
  • Maintain a constant improvement and waste reduction mindset
  • Mentor other employees in both technical and general areas
Second Order Effects

51-200 employees

Engineering consulting
Company Overview
Second Order Effects (SOE) is an engineering consultancy that transforms uncertainty into fully functional hardware and software. We work on projects at various stages of development and scope; we perform analysis, build prototypes, and take products to market. Our cross-disciplinary team solves critical problems across numerous industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, industrial automation, biomedical, green energy, and marine. Our designs control rocket engines, manage satellite communications, generate safety-overrides for self-driving cars, and are enjoyed by consumers around the world.
  • Competitive compensation + equity incentive plan
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision) for employees + 50% dependent coverage
  • Flexible paid time off policy + 11 paid holidays + 12 paid sick days
  • 401(k) retirement account and employer matching (Safe Harbor 4%)
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Paid parental leave
  • Relocation assistance available if 50+ miles away from the office
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) charging ports
  • Casual dress code
  • Daily catered lunches, snacks, and accessible kitchen
Company Core Values
  • Prioritize others
  • Build the right thing
  • Surpass yourself
  • Play the long game
  • Exhaust all possibilities
  • Welcome difficulty
  • No designer couches
  • No weapons