Associate Technician
Boyd Corporation

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Posted in Electronics

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Job Info

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Fabrication Skills

The technician shall demonstrate the following fabrication skills:

a. Machining - Demonstrates the ability to machine components made from aluminum, copper or steel using a lathe or a milling machine. This ability is most important to permit rapid altering of components and to quickly turn prototype parts when needed. Specific skills include, but not limited to, drilling holes, fly cutting, grinding and installing miscellaneous hardware such as heli-coils, threaded inserts, etc.

b. Soldering - Demonstrates the ability to effectively solder components together using a torch, a hot plate or an oven. Understands the processes (flux and solder) needed to bond aluminum and copper components neatly and effectively.

c. Brazing - Able to braze components together using a torch or a furnace. Demonstrates the ability to select which process to use when appropriate.

d. Welding - Thermacore has a full time welder for handling most all welding requirements. Nonetheless, the Associate Technician shall develop an understanding of the welding process and weld design. Occasionally, welding of components may need to be done by the Associate Technician.

e. Leak Checking - Must be able to effectively leak check hardware using a helium mass spectrometer in the various modes: vacuum, sniffing and bagged. Must be able to identify and locate any leaks that are found using these techniques.

f. Electrical Skills - Able to perform minor electrical work to setup tests and to wire hardware. Such work include, but not limited to, wiring heaters, for thermal test or solder fixtures, setting up Variacs and watt-meters, measuring current and resistance to calculate power, installing thermoelectric modules, wiring hardware such as pumped liquid systems.

g. Software - Developed working knowledge for using Lab View. Programming in PLC is a plus.

All of these skills must be done safely to prevent injury to themselves and others.

  • Hardware Assembly
    Demonstrates the ability to fabricate hardware and prototypes per instructions or engineering drawings. Many of our prototypes are delivered to the customer, so the objective is to assemble hardware that meets the drawing, performs to expectation and is attractive and "craftsman" like in appearance.
  • Interpret Drawings
    The Associate Technician shall understand how to read and interpret drawings per geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) standards (ANSI/ASME Y14.5M-1994). Careful attention to tolerances and special finishes is critical.
  • Quality
    Actively learns and follows the Thermacore's ISO 9001 and AS9100 quality standards and demonstrates the ability to follow them and adequately document the work. This includes (but not limited to) getting First Article Inspection (FAI) certifications, preparing and filling out travelers, following fabrication procedures, maintaining Certificates of Conformance included with shipments and storing information in the project folders.
  • On-Time Delivery
    Work is expected to be completed and delivered to the customer in accordance to the date committed. Customers can be internal as well as external. On-time delivery will be monitored.

  • Work Area Cleanliness
    Work area and surrounding laboratory shall be clean and organized and maintained as such each day. Tools shall be returned to their original locations and locked. Excess materials, test and assembly fixtures shall be disposed of or put into storage at the end of the project to minimize clutter. The Associate Technician is expected to set the cleanliness standard for the technician staff.
  • Laboratory Testing
    Sets up and conducts tests of completed prototype units and components under operational conditions to investigate performance against customer specifications using developed plans and experimental test programs and fabrication procedures. Analyzes test data and reports to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications. Accurately records measured test results into a laboratory notebook or electronic database. Provide recommendations back to the engineer for changes in the product or test method based on their understanding of the measured test results.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience

Two-year technical degree from an accredited trade school, college or university with greater than five years' related work experience.

Language Skills

Has the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general technical procedures and instructions. Has the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Has the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and employees.

Mathematical Skills

Has the ability to apply basic mathematical concepts such as add, subtract, multiply and divide. Has the ability to apply these mathematical operations to tasks such as calculating, predicting heat pipe performance, determination of test results, reliability and validity, analysis of variances, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Reasoning Ability

Has the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Has the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

Has the ability to effectively use MSWord, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Ability to program in Lab View and PLC logic is a plus.

Work Area Cleanliness

The cubicle area is to be neatly organized and maintained by the owner. There shall be no material visible above the top of the cubicle wall. No material is to be stacked on the floor or in corners. In addition, the cubicle area shall not be a project material inventory location. Desktop and tabletops shall be neat and orderly and absent of stacks of papers, literature, magazines and books. Please see Thermacore's cubicle area organization requirements for more specific information.


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 is required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. In addition, the position requires occasional travel on airplanes and automobiles to visit vendors, carry out tests at a facility, repair equipment, and deliver hardware.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Must be well groomed and dress professionally.


Ability to meet government requirements to work on ITAR and DDTC related projects.

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