Surface Analysis and Metallography Lab Technician

Brief Posting Description
We have an immediate opening for a Metallography and Surface Analysis Laboratory technician for Sensata internal analytical laboratories located in Attleboro, MA. In this role, the candidate will work with the lab supervisor, internal engineering customers and other team members in a dynamic environment to help solve technical problems on a wide variety of highly engineered sensors and controls products. They will support research and development, failure analysis and manufacturing operations.
  • Detailed Posting Description
  • Primary responsibilities include:
    • Operating a Scanning Electron Microscope with EDX detector
      • Failure analysis
      • Fracture mechanisms
      • Corrosion
      • Surface contamination
      • Material identification
    • Inspection and documentation using optical microscopy
    • Sample preparation for a wide variety of electronic components
    • Metallographic analyses
      • Sample preparation using cold and hot mount techniques
      • Dicing, grinding and polishing
      • Optical imaging
      • Grain size measurements
      • Joining method evaluations
    • Other responsibilities include:
      • Micro-hardness measurements
      • Rockwell hardness measurements
      • Plating thickness measurements with XRF and optical microscopy
    Job Requirements
    Candidate must be a US citizen
    Minimum of an Associate degree in a technical field
    2-5 years of work experience in a related field
  • Additional Details:

  • Skills and competencies desired:
    • Detail oriented and good organizational skills
    • Ability to work on a wide variety of samples in a changing environment
    • Motivated, self starter
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Creativity in approaching sample preparation, conducting analyses and making continual improvements
    • Ability to work directly with customers and team members to help solve the ultimate objective in the most effective manner
    • Broad knowledge of materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, glass) and chemistry a plus
    • Knowledge/Experience with manufacturing processes such as SMT, thick film processing, MEMS, wire-bonding, joining methods, etc. is a plus
  • Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employeesâ skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.
  • Our Vision is to be:
    • A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection
    • Satisfying the worldâ s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment
    • A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice.
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