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  • Technician III – Acoustics Lab

    Job Locations US-WA-Vancouver
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  • Overview

    General Expectations:

    The role of the Acoustics Lab Technician III is to assist maintenance of the HP Vancouver Acoustics Lab and to acoustic test execution. The Acoustics Assistant works alongside the Acoustics Process Engineer, the Acoustics Project Engineer, and R&D engineers in the HP Vancouver Acoustics Lab.



    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • The Acoustics Lab Technician III performs duties assigned by the Acoustics Project Engineer and the Acoustics Process Engineer. Present duties include the following. Additional duties of commensurate skill and responsibility may be added as the capabilities of HP Vancouver Acoustic Lab increase over time.
    • Lab maintenance
      • Checking calibration of microphones, binaural head, and head phones.
      • Identifying faulty microphones, sensors and conditioning by component swap.
      • Sending and receiving shipments.
      • Installing computer hardware like hard drives and audio cards.
      • Creating disk image backups.
      • Filing instrumentation manuals, calibration forms, etc.
    • Test preparation
      • Gathering printer units & loading firmware onto printer units.
      • Positioning and wiring microphones other sensors around and in the device under test.
      • Building prototypes.
      • Fabricating signal and power cables.
      • Building fixtures for special tests.
    • Test execution
      • Making recordings with microphones and other sensors.
      • Commanding printers by driver, FlexTool or FlexScript.
      • Processing recordings made with microphones and other sensors.
      • Disposing of printer units.
    • Generation of documentation
      • Processing test requests.
      • Logging acoustic test data.
      • Submitting functional and acoustics goal-deficient defects into HP’s ALM DTS.
      • Populating noise emission declarations and applications for eco-labels.
    • Observing and reporting behavior and test results to Acoustics Process Engineer and Acoustics Project Engineer.
    • Perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance, in accordance with Acoustics Lab test equipment user guides.
    • Draft instructions and procedures for using Acoustics Lab equipment and maintenance.
    • Provide suggestions on Acoustics Lab process & test.
    • Help train and monitor temporary Technician II, Tester 1, and Operator 3 staff who may be temporarily assigned to Acoustics Lab, as workload may dictate.
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.


    Position Qualifications:

    • Good verbal communication, independent problem-solving and soft skills. 
    • Able to listen to and follow instructions, ask for clarification as needed, express concerns, and offer ideas.
    • Ability to read & interpret procedures, and test instruction documentation.
    • Able to multi-task and prioritize workflow to test engineer’s guidelines and execute test plans.
    • Able to share learned skills with others.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Able to complete forms documenting printer acoustic performance.
    • Able to maintain focus and flexibility in the face of changing test and organizational demands.
    • Able to use hand tools to modify printer prototypes and fabricate fixtures.
    • Able to build basic signal and power cables.
    • Able to install computer hardware such as hard drives and audio cards.
    • Able to operate a computer along with basic proficiency in MS-Outlook, MS-Word, MS-Excel and Windows operating systems.
    • Willing to learn the operation and maintenance of Acoustics Lab equipment and grow with Acoustics Lab capabilities.
    • Experience in data acquisition and data acquisition systems, ideally in an experimental lab environment.
    • Experience or willing to learn Oracle & MS-Access database query tools (SQL, Tableau, etc.)
    • Some experience with rudimentary programming (WinOS, Linus, FlexScript, html, VB, etc.)
    • Some knowledge of Oracle & MS-Access databases and data query tools (Tableau, SQL, etc.)
    • Willing to occasionally work a compressed work week, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays


    Education, Work Experience Required & Job Scoping:

    • Education: 2 year STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) technical/college diploma (3 year preferred), is highly desirable.  On-the-job work experience and job skills training in lieu of a 2-Year college diploma is acceptable.  Minimum educational level expectation is a high school diploma or has passed GED (General Educational Development) examinations.
    • Work Experience: Minimum 2 years’ work experience at a Tester 1 / Technician II level in a product development test environment.  2 year work experience requirement can be waived/reduced depending on education qualifications, skillset, industry standard certifications or other related industry work experience.
    • Job Scoping: Technician III – Fulfills the minimum expectations of the Acoustics Lab position.  Technician II – Trainee level for the Acoustics Lab TechIII position.


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