R&D Technician

R&D Technician Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a R&D Technician to join our team.


  • Work with Customer Service and Sales on product training;
  • Enforce sound safety and housekeeping practices, keep R&D work areas cleaned and organized;
  • Perform on site services, installs, and demos for Customers both domestic and international, when necessary;
  • Fill out R&D Reports week; make sure all hours are accounted for (Reports due every Friday morning);
  • Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations;
  • Extensive testing and document by both video and written reports any product samples that may arrive;
  • Extensively document process and materials for creation of old and new products;
  • Assist in Quality Control tasks and reporting, as needed;
  • Create and update packaging reports for old and new products including crating for container loading;
  • Fabricate and build prototypes and test products;
  • Must identify and measure material, able to produce products consistently with quality and accuracy;
  • Evaluate products to determine improvements;
  • Assemble and test Ultra High Vacuum systems, components and assemblies;
  • Perform mechanical design and documentation as needed (fixtures.etc.);
  • Support Manufacturing engineers to assemble capital equipment, build and test vacuum assemblies.


  • Familiarity with laboratory techniques and practices;
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and multi-task within an environment of shifting deadlines and demands;
  • Able to work independently and within a team setting;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in scientific field (chemistry or biology preferred);
  • Experience with pump technologies such as Ion pumps, getters, titanium sublimation pumps, turbo pumps, mechanical roughing pumps;
  • Computer aided drafting experience is a plus, preferably Solid Works;
  • Ability to work independently, competently and within a team;
  • AA or BS in a technical field – experience as a R&D Tech or Manufacturing Engineer;
  • Ability to work well under compressed time constraints and manage multiple projects at one time;
  • Willing to learn and implement process/product improvements;
  • Ability to read from engineering drawings or schematics;
  • Experience with computers, including MS Excel, MS Word, and Outlook;
  • Cart Maintenance – Experience with steel fabrication equipment: cut-off saws, plasma cutters, grinders;
  • Cart maintenance – Experience operating MIG welding equipment;
  • Ability to teach, develop, document, update and improve production processes.