Job Details

Purdue University
  • Position Number: 3994983
  • Location: West Lafayette, IN
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Instrumentation Electronics Technician

Purdue University

Job Summary
The Amy Instrumentation Facility has a long-standing tradition of collaborating with faculty to develop new instrumentation hardware and methodologies to solve their research and education objectives. We pride ourselves in applying / developing new technologies to further science. We have an opening on our electronics team for a highly motivated electronics technician seeking to apply their skills in this unique facility. Major responsibilities include troubleshooting, repair, calibration of electronic and electromechanical devices. Responsibilities can include the recommendation / procurement of components needed in new construction and fabrication of devices / chassis. Preference will be given to applicants with circuit board layout and fabrication experience.
What You Will Do:

  • Diagnose and repair instruments down to the circuit board level that may include complex analog circuits, power supplies, digital circuits, microcontrollers, and high voltage circuits.
  • Assemble prototype circuits that commonly include SMT and through-hole components based on circuit schematics.
  • Perform basic electrical testing on components and instruments using multimeters, oscilloscopes, function generators, and other test equipment.
  • Fabricate circuit boards, devices and chassis 

What You Must Have:
Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Four (4) years of experience in electronics, fabrication/repair
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of electronic test equipment, soldering irons, hand tools, power tools, wiring and assembly


  • Experience with CAD software
  • Familiarity with scientific instrumentation

Skills Needed:

  • Must be willing to learn and adapt to new and changing technology
  • Motivated individual with ability to efficiently multitask, work under pressure, handle interruptions, and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to details
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce
  • General computer proficiency in the use of productivity software and software specific to PCB design/layout Demonstrated proficiency in circuit board assembly techniques
  • Demonstrated proficiency in electronic chassis design and fabrication
  • Ability to:
    • Troubleshoot and repair electronic devices and instruments at the component level
    • Read and generate electronic schematics and mechanical drawings
    • Take initiative, assume responsibility and handle confidential information with discretion
    • Work both independently and in a team environment
    • Diagnose problems, analyze information, and implement solutions
    • Lift and carry 10 - 25 pounds frequently and 40 pounds occasionally


  • Skills in the use of precision machining equipment.
  • Programming or system administrative skills

Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue (
  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
    Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

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