Sustaining Engineer Technician


ID: 2021-1423
# of Openings: 1
Category: Sustaining Engineering Department
Type: Regular Full-Time


Responsible for supporting, testing and implementing engineering designs and evaluations to address quality, manufacturing and product updates. Assignments include technical documentation updates, design and perform test methods, electrical board test development and product level qualification.


Essential Job Functions:
  • Assist the Sustaining Engineering department with revision and improvements to technical documentation.
  • Plan and perform the assembly and test of components and prototypes to obtain data for development or to investigate design change proposals for improving product performance.
  • Construct and assemble test equipment or processes for product evaluation.
  • Analyze test results and implement modifications or adjustments to improve design, testing or manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge to include prototyping, debug and test; Utilization of appropriate test gear.
  • Generate CR/CO, test plans & reports, with supervision/oversight.
  • Discuss layout and assembly procedures and problems with Sustaining Engineering Engineers and draw sketches to clarify design details and functional criteria of electronic units.
  • Assemble experimental circuitry (breadboard) or complete prototype model.
  • Recommend changes in circuitry or installation specifications to simplify assembly and maintenance.
  • Write advanced technical reports and develop charts, graphs, and schematics to describe and illustrate system's operating characteristics, malfunctions, deviations from design specifications, and functional limitations.
  • Read schematics, assembly drawings, data sheets, and process sheets and receive verbal instructions regarding work assignment.
  • Use computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Ability to work semi- independently; Follow Sustaining Engineer direction while displaying positive behavior.


Required Education & Experience:
  • Associate's Degree in Engineering Technology or equivalent technical Degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Ability to perform all assigned tasks, work independently, and complete work as required.
  • 0-4+ years of relevant work experience
  • Self-Starter; Organized; Detail-Oriented; Multi-tasking & Time Management.
  • Results-Driven; Initiative; "Can-Do" Attitude; Customer-Focused.

Preferred Qualifications
  • PCB design experience including schematic capture and board layout.
  • Experience using PCB design software (Altium experience is a plus)
  • Assembly experience
  • Experience working on microcontroller based systems.
  • Knowledge of software used to control test systems such as LabView or Python
  • Previous medical device experience a plus.

Physical Requirements:
  • Sit, and/or stand 8 hrs/day.


Nonin Medical
Full time
Salary Range
$65,000.00 - 91,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Plymouth, MN 55441, US
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