IDEX Engineering Lab Technician, Senior in Carlsbad, California

Title: Engineering Lab Technician, Senior

Business Unit: Melles Griot (Carlsbad)


2051 Palomar Airport Road, 200

Carlsbad, California, 92011

United States

Function: Engineering


Performs non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity in support of engineering. With guidance from engineering staff, performs tests, analysis prototype and engineering units. Conducts experiments, records and analyzes data. Performs complex analysis and non-standard tests where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations. Uses a wide variety of specialized test equipment and computer programs. Will train and provide guidance and leadership to lower level employees. Will prepare technical reports summarizing findings and recommending manufacturing process or design changes. May build simple test equipment. May assemble prototype units.


  • Reviews project instructions such as assembly layout, blueprints, and sketches, and confers with engineering personnel to clarify specifications.

  • Uses technical knowledge and experience to troubleshoot problems.

  • Conducts complex experiments, tests, records and analyzes data on prototype and engineering units.

  • Assembles prototype units.

  • Enters work performed into appropriate database.

  • Assists in the preparation of product drawings and process instructions.

  • Assists in the transfer of new and/improved products into manufacturing.

  • Complies with health and safety policies and procedures.

  • Supports company values including ethical conduct and high integrity in all actions.

  • Occasional customer contact.

  • Occasionally will give close supervision.


  • Develops and implements technical training.

  • Sets up precision electronic and optical instruments to test laser device.

  • Prepares and writes technical reports to recommend solutions to technical problems.

  • Confers in technical meetings, recommending design and material changes to reduce cost and lead time.

  • Coordinates work of technicians and others assigned to assist.

  • Ability to provide informal leadership and mentoring.


  • Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Manufacturing and/or product design, process development, preferred.

  • Good communication & organizational skills

  • Good interpersonal skills. Ability to work with all levels of an organization.

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Ability to work on multiple project and a team environment

  • Proficient with Microsoft software and software driven lab equipment

  • Strong analytical skills and communicate test results

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with optics, and optical components.

  • Skilled at general electro-optical test set-ups and able to characterize a laser.

  • Good mechanical aptitude.

  • Ability to use MathCAD and Access a plus.

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 1409