Scientific Drilling Inc.
  • 14-Nov-2018 to 13-Jan-2019 (CST)
  • ATC: Manufacturing
  • Paso Robles, CA, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


Scientific Drilling is looking for a Diagnostic Technician to work at our Applied Technologies Center in Paso Robles, CA.  Scientific Drilling is an independent directional drilling and wellbore navigation, surveying and logging Service Company serving customers worldwide.  Our industry leading navigation systems provide definitive wellbore placement information, enabling safer and more efficient placement of tightly spaced wellbores throughout the world.  We are motivated by crafting innovative and elegant solutions to technically challenging problems. 

Nestled between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the California Central Coast is the location described as the happiest place on earth.  Home to where others vacation, including 200+ wineries, fresh air, miles of beautiful beaches, and small town appeal. Our Diagnostic Technician position will be working in our Manufacturing department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Test and troubleshoot electronic and mechanical components, parts, equipment, and systems.
  • Conduct failure mode and root cause evaluations to effectively track and trend product reliability issues.
  • Enter tool, equipment, and system investigation and repair data into nonconformance management system and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with high degree of accuracy.
  • Report reliability findings to supervisor, engineering group, management, and product line stakeholders. Proactively report on emerging or reoccurring failure trends.
  • Assist in identifying possible corrective actions.
  • Generate procedures and protocols for analyzing failures and processing tools and equipment.
  • Adhere to Company's Quality Management System.
  • Record and track additional investigation results and failure data as required by supervisor and management.
  • Read wiring diagrams and schematics, engineering drawings, Bills of Materials (BOMs), manufacturing instructions, and field operations documents to develop product knowledge. Apply product knowledge and engineering principles to diagnostic and repair responsibilities.
  • Use multimeters and oscilloscopes to measure amperage, voltage, waveform, electrical output and input at specific operating temperature to analyze parts performance.
  • Write failure reports that include data on testing methods and techniques to communicate failure investigation process and results to supervisor, engineering, and Product Line.
  • Maintain equipment and tools in work area to safety and quality standards.
  • Adhere to and improve safety standards in accordance with Safety Management System.
  • Manage work station and practice good housekeeping techniques.
  • Pursue every job with drive and determination.
  • Use logic to solve problems with effective solutions.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the needs of the business.
  • May be required to work overtime.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to apply basic electronics principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to testing, troubleshooting, and repair of various products.
  • Ability and eagerness to learn.
  • Ability to work in fast paced and results driven environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to present oneself with professional appearance and behavior in accordance with ATC dress code and SDI Code of Conduct.
  • Ability to meet all SDI/ATC safety requirements.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • Ability to read, communicate, and understand the English language.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with managers and peers, both written and verbally.
  • Adhere to established Company procedures and policies, work schedule, attendance standards and is punctual to work and meetings.
  • Ability and willingness to be a team player.
  • Must be tactful and able to resolve disputes between departments and settle personnel issues.
  • Possess the ability to be interactive with management staff and co-workers.

Education, Experience, Certification, and Training:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Associates degree in engineering or related field or at least 3 years of experience in electronics testing and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with data entry and effective time management.
  • Experience with electronics maintenance, repair or troubleshooting.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
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