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Associate Member of Technical Staff, Electrical

Nordson SONOSCAN • Carlsbad, CA

Collaboration drives Nordson’s success as a market leader in Industrial Precision Solutions and Advanced Technology. Our employees thrive in an environment where we help each other reach our personal best and enable our company to continuously improve and grow, and our customers to succeed. You will find Nordson employees sharing our success by giving back in the communities around the world where we live and work.

Nordson ELECTRONICS SOLUTIONS is a pioneer in technologies used in Printed Circuit Board and LED/LCD assembly, semiconductor and wafer-level packaging, and acoustic, optical and X-ray Test and Inspection. We partner with high-tech manufacturing customers around the world to help deliver the products of tomorrow.

Job Summary

The Associate MTS Electrical is responsible for designing, developing, modifying, troubleshooting and evaluating electronic parts, components or integrated circuitry for electronic equipment and other hardware systems. This position works on problems of diverse scope.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, procure, build, support, integrate, and deliver customer specific specialized technical solutions for high-end capital dispensing equipment in a high pace deadline driven factory environment.

  • Create new and update existing technical documentation. Technical documentation can include: Assembly Documentation, Field Procedures, BOMs, System Block Diagrams, Schematic Drawings, PCA Documentation, cable drawings, etc.

  • Support design change evaluations related to obsolescence, component shortages or manufacturability issues

  • Provide technical escalation support for the Field Service organization including identification of replacement parts.

  • Troubleshoot and support production tooling, test equipment, and electrical component related quality issues

  • Other duties may be assigned as required.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Requires a BS EE degree and 0-2 years of experience or equivalent relevant experience

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to remain calm and comfortable in stressful and uncertain situations while making logical data driven decisions.

  • Self-driven, highly resourceful, independent, adaptable, decisive, strong sense of ownership.

  • Able to work in a fast-pace strong engineering team.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills towards all levels within the organization (e.g., ability to explain complex technical issues to non-technical personnel).

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Understanding of capital equipment machine from a system level.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills.

  • Proficiency in Altium: Schematic Drawings, PCB design

  • Proficiency with computer systems, OEM industrial electronic equipment, sensors, relays, power supplies, etc.

  • Proficiency in using common electrical testing equipment and tools: oscilloscope, multimeter, etc

  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical fabrication techniques, material selection, electromechanical systems, automation, lean manufacturing, DFM, high volume manufacturing, robotics, and computers

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Office environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear, occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms; requires close vision ability. Noise level is usually moderate.

Travel Required


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Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.