R&D Engineering Technician 2020-026
East Liberty, OH 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
The R&D Engineering Technician provides semi-professional technical support for engineers supporting in such areas as research programs, equipment design, test development, and testing. The work pertains to electrical, electronic, or mechanical components or equipment. Engineering technicians prepare drawings and sketches; assist with the design and development of test equipment and/or modifications of machinery and equipment for the conduct of testing and collection of data. Engineering technicians help develop post-test processing procedures for test data reduction and presentation.

Essential Functions*
  • Provide technical support to project teams
  • Set up, monitor, operate, and maintain test equipment
  • Perform data processing and provide data analysis

*TRC Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is willing to make a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job.
**Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Other Duties and Responsibilities (Non-Essential Functions)
  • Assist in the development of proposals and plans for research programs
  • Coordinate project schedule changes and scope of work with project teams
  • Control and monitor cost, progress, and quality of assigned projects
  • Assist in presentation and report preparation
  • Assemble or install equipment or parts requiring simple writing, soldering, or connecting
  • Record test data
  • Conduct a variety of tests, prepares test specimens, adjusts and operates equipment, and records test data
  • Extract engineering data from various prescribed but non-standardized sources, processes, and presents data
  • Follow safety procedures; wear protective equipment including safety glasses and steel-toed shoes
  • Assists in design modifications
  • Extracts and compiles engineering data and identifies errors or inconsistencies
  • Conducts various tests
  • Support TRC Inc.’s Quality and EH&S (Environmental, Health, and Safety) efforts

  • High school diploma is required
  • Associate’s degree in a technology discipline is preferred
  • Recognized certification(s) and minimum five years related experience or 10 years demonstrated expertise in applied disciplines is preferred
  • Practical knowledge and experience of electronics applications
  • Practical knowledge of science or engineering
  • Proficient in the use of test equipment and/or tools and machinery
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic computer skills

Working conditions
  • Standard office, climate controlled environment
  • May be exposed to temperatures below 0 degree and above 95 degrees
  • May be exposed to inclement weather
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, such as gas, oil, and paint

Physical requirements
  • Ability to move objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment
  • Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers
  • Capable of positioning one’s self into bending, stretching, climbing, or awkward positions

It is the policy of TRC Inc. to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation (LGBTQIA+), veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by law.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
5+ years
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