Electrical Technician

AP Professionals
June 19, 2020
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks


AP Professionals has partnered with a manufacturer of precision optical components that is looking to add an electrical technician to their team.  A broad understanding of platforms such as Arduino microcontrollers, sensor breakout boards, RS-232 and other serial interfaces required. Past experience reading and interpreting datasheets and manuals to electronic equipment required.  Python, Java Script or C++ knowledge a plus!


  • Maintain and repair production equipment.
  • Edit and debug Python code to support changes in production processes.
  • Design, build, and implement new production processes and tools. Leverage open source hardware tools and associate peripheral sensors and devices.
  • Work with Sales/Marketing and Operations to bring new products from concept into production.
  • Design products with a view towards manufacturability and assembly.
  • Write and/or modify work instructions for manufacturing processes
  • Devise, document, and maintain calibration and preventive maintenance processes for manufacturing equipment and inspection, measurement and test equipment
  • Develop best practices, routines and innovative solutions to improve production rates/yields and quality.
  • Troubleshoot product quality issues and determine root causes. Write investigation reports and rework instructions.
  • Set-up and perform ad-hoc engineering tests in cooperation with Operations.
  • Suggest ways to improve line efficiency and reduce cost, and assist in bringing other suggested improvements to the line.
  • Meet financial and business objectives with accurate quality forecasting, executing programs within cost and schedule, resolving problems and driving functional strategic improvements.


  • Associates Degree in technical field or equivalent education/experience. Classes in Physics and/or Optics a plus!


  • Five (5) years’ electronics, manufacturing, and/or CAD experience
  • Understanding of open source hardware such as Arduino microcontrollers, sensor breakout boards, RS-232 and other serial interfaces.
  • Knowledge of a scripting language such as Python, Java Script, or C++.
  • Understanding of Optics, Photonics, and the propagation of light through various media.
  • Experience working under ISO/IEC 9001 and 17025 management systems
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office and industry specific software

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Basic organizational and time management skills
  • Must be detail oriented and meticulous with strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Must work well in a fast paced, team environment
  • Must maintain a clean, neat working environment.
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