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Electronics Lab Technician

Updated: Aug 9

About Metawave: Metawave is pioneering disruptive millimeter wave technologies that accelerate the transition to highly automated and fully autonomous ground and aerial vehicle operation meeting safety and emerging services goals. With its patented, high-resolution all-weather imaging SPEKTRA radar modules, and associated software stacks, Metawave is delivering the missing sensor with unmatched long-range sensing and perception based on novel machine learning and AI to automotive, tracking, trains, aerial and drone customers. Its SPEKTRA™ radar is the first automotive analog beamsteering radar with resolution capable of distinguishing objects close to each other, in difficult driving scenarios and in all-weather conditions, making cars safer and smarter. Metawave TURBO™ active repeaters and KLONE™ passive reflectors enable faster, more efficient, and lower cost 5G deployments, bringing connectivity to billions of users both indoors and out. Metawave’s AWARE™AI object classification platform is the first demonstration of real-time radar object classification. Founded in 2017, Metawave is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. Visit us at www.metawave.com, email us at info@metawave.com, and follow us on Twitter @metawavecorp, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Your Role: We are currently looking for an experienced lab technician that has hands on experience with electronic applications. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in interpreting documentation and schematics, using laboratory equipment and maintaining these in good condition, cabling, assembly and disassembly of electronics. ​ Responsibilities:

  • Support the engineering teams at Metawave.

  • Track prototypes and their level of modification

  • Maintain hardware, equipment and lab areas in good working order, focus on organization, working with resource management and maintaining equipment as needed

  • Perform prototype validation tasks for the hardware engineering team

  • Analyze failures in circuit boards and projects to find root cause and replace components.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience

  • Proficient with soldering and placing electronic components

  • 5 years’ lab experience with electronics. Must be able to read schematics, PCB board files, and assembly drawings to implement modifications needed by the engineering team

  • Basic knowledge of electrical and electronic systems

  • Experience in test development and testing of systems involving sensors and optical, mechanical and electrical hardware

  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting and debugging skills

  • Knowledge and successful track record in testing and validation

  • Production test experience desirable

  • Hands-on experience in collaborating with and managing outside vendors to specify, develop, and qualify test solutions

  • Working knowledge of oscilloscopes, power supplies, multimeters, power analyzers

  • Experience with using software tools to upgrade or configure prototypes, or for prototype validation.

  • Experience with troubleshooting PCBs to the component level

  • Ability to create documentation using Microsoft Office tools

  • Ability to create clear test reports

Education

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics, or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the Automotive Industry

  • Experience in Mobile and Fixed Wireless Network Industry

  • Previous experience with startups transitioning to growth stage and beyond

  • Computer programming skills desirable

Perks + Benefits:​

  • Competitive salary package

  • Stock options for every employee

  • Hybrid in office and work from home plan

  • Healthcare + dental + vision + life & disability insurance

  • 401k plan

  • Flexible time off & paid holidays

  • Relocation assistance + reimbursement

  • Fitness Reimbursement


​​Metawave is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation and that the accommodation would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please let us know if you believe you require reasonable accommodation, or if you would like assistance to complete an application or to participate in an interview.







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