Job Title:  Technician, 1st shift


San Diego, CA, US, 92121

Business Unit:  Energy Conversion Solutions
Posting Date:  Nov 18, 2023
Job Description: 

AMETEK Programmable Power designs, manufactures and markets precision, AC and DC programmable power supplies, electronic loads, application specific power subsystems, and compliance test solutions for customers requiring & valuing differentiated power products and services.


Job Overview

As the production Technician, you will be responsible for conducting a variety of tests, including manufacturing verification, engineering validation, functional performance, and ground fault isolation on production units. The position will troubleshoot both digital and analog circuitry to the component level, determining the cause of any malfunction and recommending adjustments/repair to restore the product to working order.


1st Shift: Monday thru Friday, 5:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Overtime: Ability to work overtime Monday thru Friday and on weekends occasionally. 


Recieve a $2,000 sign-on bonus

  • After 3 months completed - $1,000
  • After 9 months completed - $1,000


Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Set up and operate various types of standard and specially designed test equipment.
  • Identify need for fixtures or equipment needed in support of unique or special testing requirements.
  • Calibrate, align, adjust, and perform final functional test for each unit for customer shipment.  Working from specifications, test procedures, data sheets, engineering drawings, wiring diagrams/schematics, and/or verbal instruction.
  • Log production test data, including but not limited to, work order, model number, serial number, test status (pass/fail), and failure mode.
  • Diagnose and determine cause and remedy for defective assemblies, parts and/or components; identify, characterize, and document defects to ensure reproducibility of documented defect.
  • Troubleshoot to component level for both analog and digital circuitry.
  • Report increased trends in failures to appropriate parties, initiating root-cause investigations.
  • Perform physical inspection of product to ensure compliance to specification and cosmetic requirements.
  • Operate equipment and instruments safely and according to proper procedures; exercising the necessary precautions to prevent damage to test equipment and instrumentation.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Competency Requirements

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Ability to Problem Solve
  • Attention to Detail
  • Technical Acumen


Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • Must require a minimum of 1 year of related experience. Technician levels 1-5 will vary based on years of experience and scope of responsibilities. 
  • Experience in production test and troubleshooting environment. 
  • Requires a solid background in testing, debugging, and troubleshooting of electromechanical equipment to the component level.
  • Experience working with standard test equipment such as oscilloscopes, RMS meters, high power conversion equipment, etc. 
  • Must be able to identify both surface mount and through-hole components, including component values/color-coding.
  • Requires use of mechanical hand tools on a regular basis.
  • Must perform moderately complex math and be able to read, understand, and adhere to technical documents and procedures. 
  • Available to work over-time. 


Education Requirements

  • Electronic Technician Certificate and/or AS Degree in Electronic Engineering is preferred


 Preferred Requirements

  • Efficient MS Word and Excel User 


Work Environment

  • Production environment


Physical Demands

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to lift 25 pounds.


Minimum Salary:  $20.00 per hour

Maximum Salary:  $36.00 per hour


What’s in It for You

  • Competitive compensation, holiday pay, and paid time off
  • Great benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k), plus matching
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs), health savings account (HSA) with AMETEK contribution, life insurance, disability insurance, and family medical leave
  • Employee referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Exciting, fast-paced environment where you could make a true impact
  • Opportunities for career advancement within our business unit and across all other AMETEK business entities


This position is located in beautiful San Diego, California. Many consider San Diego to possess the best climate in the country. Daytime temperatures average 70 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Besides its amazing weather, San Diego is known for its miles of white-sand beaches, nightlife, outdoor culture, and ethnic diversity. It is also known for being a great place to raise a family due to having some of the best public schools in the country. The city offers plenty of family fun attractions, which include the world-famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and LEGOLAND. San Diego County comprises of 18 incorporated cities and numerous other charming neighborhoods, including downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Escondido, La Mesa, Hillcrest, Barrio Logan and Chula Vista to name a few.



Salary Minimum:  $40,000
Salary Maximum:  $80,000
Incentive:  No

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: San Diego