Maine-based Pika Energy, Inc. seeks an Engineering Technician to support research and development, manufacturing, and operations teams by performing a variety of assembly and diagnostic functions. The successful candidate will be a versatile and flexible individual as the job tasks may vary frequently depending upon organizational demand and resources. The successful candidate must communicate and work effectively with the other individuals in the various engineering and manufacturing teams. This position reports directly to the VP of Engineering.
About Pika Energy:
Pika Energy is accelerating the world’s transition to clean energy. We build power electronics products that make it simple and efficient to produce store solar energy and increase energy security. Our seamless end-to-end platform, the Pika Energy Island™, connects your home to solar, storage, and the grid. We have partnered with some of the top names in battery technology to bring to market this powerful, easy-to-install platform. Our smart batteries, Islanding Inverters™, and solar optimizers allow home and business owners to capture, store, and utilize more solar energy. Pika Energy products are sold and installed throughout North America and Puerto Rico by a network of Pika certified installers firms and solar equipment distributors.
Engineering graduates excited to experience a broad range of hands-on learning opportunities across multiple R&D and manufacturing disciplines are encouraged to apply.
- Graduate of a two-year accredited technician program and/or 5 years of work experience.
- Solve electrical and engineering problems in-house, at our manufacturing facility, and in the field.
- Assemble electrical and electronic systems and prototypes according to engineering plans.
- Install and maintain electrical and electronic systems, primarily solar and battery power converters.
- Modify electrical prototypes, parts, assemblies, and systems to correct functional deviations.
- Set up and operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems in the field or under simulated operating conditions, and record results.
- Collaborate with electrical engineers and other personnel to identify, define, and solve issues in-house, in the factory, and in the field.
- Track field, factory and in-house failures and engineering changes.
- knowledge of electrical principles, industrial controls and electrical (AC and DC power) systems.
- Able to use hand tools, power tools and precision measuring instruments.
- Able to read and interpret electrical and electronic schematics.
- Able to troubleshoot and problem-solve.
- Experience isolating faults in electrical and electronic equipment.
- Experience operating electrical and electronic test measurement tools such as digital voltmeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, passive and electronic loads and logic analyzers.
- Experience soldering through-hole and fine pitch surface mount components.
- Experience with with high voltage (less than 1 kV).
- Ability to load program into programmable components (for instance DSPs, uCs).
- Experienced with mechanical assembly.
- Ability to follow process while operating autonomously.
- Ability to operate unsupervised in a customer environment.
- Basic computer operation (Google Docs, Word, Excel).
- Ability to operate electrical CAD tools.
- Power Electronics experience.
- Experience in programming computers or test equipment.
- Experience supporting NRTL certification testing.
- Experience managing engineering changes and working in a production environment.
- Proven self-starter: takes initiative and adapts to changes to bring projects to completion.
- Positive attitude, high energy individual: identifies obstacles and tackles them to meet goals.
- Process orientation: follows a clear method, trains others, and continuously improves it.
- Team player: works closely with others to achieve shared goals.
- Passionate advocate for clean energy and innovative technology.
- Passionate advocate for and knowledgeable about clean energy and new technology. A general passion and high-energy approach to work.
- Comfortable adapting to the dynamic needs and priorities of a fast-growing company.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Performing the duties required of this job mean that an employee must have the ability to:
- Talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone.
- Sit or stand at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
- Do light to moderate lifting (up to 50 lbs).
- Tolerate moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phones, printers, light traffic).
- Based out of Pika headquarters in Westbrook, ME.
- Travel up to 10%, as needed for field support.
This position will be compensated competitively through salary, benefit package (including healthcare/401K/Life/Disability), and equity participation.
Please apply by sending a detailed cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.