Technician - Strain Gage Instrumentation

Location: San Diego, California
Date Posted: 04-03-2018
The Strain Gage Instrumentation Technician will join Calspan Systems in San Diego, CA.  Calspan Systems provides expertise in wind tunnel test equipment and services and provides research & development support to propulsion, marine & aerospace companies.  We are looking for a motivated technician to join our team and continue our rich tradition of providing quick turn service for prototype systems and components.

Description for Technician:
  • Complete assigned tasks within schedule and budget
  • Use of stereo microscope to detail electronics wiring. Install inter connection bridge wiring and temperature compensation to completed force measurement devices
  • Prepare strain gages and materials for installation, define requirements for clamps and pads. Premix chemicals for application, install gages per specified temperature pressure and time for proper gage curing.
  • Assist with static load calibration of complex force measurement systems, including electrical hookup, mechanical assembly of balance systems with periodic checkout of laboratory data acquisition systems to laboratory standards and procedures.
  • Manage records for gage lab and maintain gage and related supplies inventory

Preferred Education / Experience:
  • Associates Degree is a plus but not required;
  • 3+ years of related discipline; or
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above
Preferred Knowledge /Ability: 

  • Strong soldering and microscope skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex drawing and specifications, technical instructions, requirements, software documentation, and related correspondence
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering blueprints and 3-D CAD renderings.  
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