The electronics technician conducts, maintains, tests and repairs electrical/electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and components. The position applies knowledge of electrical/electronics and mechanical principles in the installation, service, and maintenance of greenhouse electro-mechanical equipment.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical/electronic equipment, including programmable controls, power supplies, drives, gauges and test equipment.
- Plans and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical theories and principles, writing specifications, local and national electrical codes, properties of various materials, and principles of operation and application of electronic equipment.
- Installs, starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.
- Advises operators of operation procedures and requirements for working safely with electrical/electronic and mechanical equipment and components.
- Maintains company-required performance and maintenance records for identified equipment.
- Performs preventive maintenance functions as directed for the fulfillment of service contracts.
- Assists client maintenance personnel with technical troubleshooting.
- Assists and trains other maintenance and other technical-level employees.
- Technical Capacity.
- Problem Solving/Analysis.
- Decision Making.
- Learning Orientation.
- Teamwork Orientation.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to warm and humid conditions consistent with greenhouse environments. This position is occasionally performed in outside weather conditions.
Richmond, CA. No relocation planned.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 40 hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
Willingness to travel is expected for this position with up to 12 nights per month on project sites anywhere in North America. US Passport is required.
Required Education and Experience
- Two-year technical degree or accredited apprenticeship program or the equivalent in a technical field.
- Three to five years of proven experience in the electrical/electronics, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic fields.
- Three years’ computer experience/operation and PLC programming.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Experience and ability to work in a fast-paced project design-build environment.
- A thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic components and equipment, including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes.