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PDS Tech Inc Electronic Technician in Kirkland, Washington

PDS Tech is currently seeking a Senior Engineering Technician for our client in Kirkland, WA.

If you are interested apply and email your updated resume to awillis@pdstech.com to schedule a 5-15 minute phone screen.

Job Title : Sr. Engineering Technician

Start Date : As soon as cleared

Pay/Bonus : $35.50/Hr - $41/Hr (May pay higher for rock start candidate)

Location : Kirkland, WA 98034 (14th St and Willows Rd)

Type : Contract with potential for permanent placement

Duration : 6 Months

Openings : 1

Schedule : M-Th 9 hour shifts and a short 4 hour day on Friday.

Education :

  • Associate degree (AS) in Electronics Technology or related field/ equivalent electronics military schooling and experience

  • Demonstrates proficiency (typically 4-6 years as an Electronic Technician)

Citizenship Requirement : US Citizen OR Green Card Holder

Vaccination Requirements : None

Checks : Drug Screen (Checks for Marijuana) and Background Check.


The Sr. Engineering Technician will perform complex technical tasks to assist engineers with electronic systems and technical activities relating to product development.


  • Performs engineering activities such as, test, check-out, modification, fabrication and assembly of prototype electromechanical systems, experimental design circuitry, or specialized test equipment.

  • Works from knowledge, skills, and abilities to generate conceptual plans based on discussions, notional diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, or layouts to perform testing, checkout, and trouble-shooting functions.

  • Determines methods or actions to remedy complex malfunctions.

  • Design, construct, test and verify test equipment.


  • Associate degree (AS) in Electronics Technology or related field/ equivalent electronics military schooling and experience required.

  • Demonstrates proficiency (typically 4-6 years as an Electronic Technician)


  • Priority Setting - Spends his/her time and the time of others on what's important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.

  • Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.

  • Operations Analysis – Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

  • Operate independently – limited supervision needed to perform the role

  • Planning – Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.

  • Dealing with ambiguity – Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty

Technical Skills:

  • Advanced Electrical/electronic circuit/component knowledge

  • Intermediate knowledge of computer SW and operating systems

  • Aerospace equipment test experience, such as DO-160 testing, preferred

Physical Abilities:

  • Manual dexterity

  • Occasionally lift heavy (< 40 lbs.) items

  • Color differentiation

Work Environment:

  • Exposure to high voltage

  • Exposure to LN2

  • Exposure to power tools

  • Exposure to chemicals

  • Moderate noise environment


  • Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible.

An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a drug test and background check. Applicants who do not successfully pass both the drug test and background check will not be considered for employment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.