maxon has approximately 3,050 employees and is the worldwide leading provider of precision drives. These drives are in use everywhere from deep inside the earth to the surface of the planet Mars.

Engineering Technician

The Engineering Technician takes product returns from customers and performs evaluations on electromechanical systems and subsystems related to electric motors and gears to determine functionality and basic root cause of failure.  The role is also responsible for organizing these returns, prioritizing, and facilitating communications between Sales, and Overseas.  This includes handling all critical transactions in the Document and Inventory management System (IFS) such as bringing stock into inventory and creating orders to send product back to customers or to overseas maxon sites.
Maxon has upwards of 100 open returns at any given time, meaning this person will need to be organized and conduct routine audits to ensure inventory and tracking of returns is up to date.  This person will regularly interface with Sales, following up on open returns and technical reports for final decisions.



  • Read, understand, and analyze engineering drawings.
  • Assess and troubleshoot motors, gear boxes, encoders, assemblies, and similar parts for appropriate functionality.
  • Test using electrical equipment such as power supplies, multimeters, and oscilloscopes.
  • Test using mechanical test equipment such as force or torque gauges.
  • Examine using optical equipment such as magnification or microscopes.
  • Use online and intracompany resources to determine appropriate mating electrical connectors.
  • Develops a well-reasoned plan to analyze a failure based on sound engineering principles.
  • Writes a professional technical report summarizing findings and making a recommendation for further actions.
  • Follow protocols and instructions to use, input, and modify content in a largescale database (IFS).
  • Communicate effectively with Engineering, Sales, and customers using appropriate technical detail. 
  • Work with ERP-Enterprise Planning system/ software, IFS
  • Maintain running status of all returns
  • Routinely audit open returns and inventory


  • Familiarity with electrical equipment such as power supplies, multimeters, and oscilloscopes.
  • Use of a microscope and magnification.
  • Basic understanding of electric motor physics.
  • Basic understanding of statics and dynamics.
  • Fundamental knowledge of electrical and mechanical principles.
  • Uses technical language to communicate as an engineer to Engineering and Sales.
  • Understanding of Ohm’s Law and ability to apply it.
  • Ability to tell a technical story convincingly and professionally in a written laboratory and/or test report.
  • Possesses interpersonal skills adequate for frequent interface with all levels of the organization.
  • Organized and able to juggle multiple returns simultaneously.
  • Ability to navigate ERP system
  • Microsoft Word / Outlook / Excel (basic skills)
  • Able to use Outlook to write emails, set up meetings.
  • Familiarity with videochat.
  • Able to use excel to organize, sort, and calculate.



  • Associates degree (AS) in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience writing professional laboratory or test reports.


This job operates in an electromechanical lab environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines as well as electronic and mechanical test equipment such as force gauges, power supplies, oscilloscopes, multimeters, dynamometers, microscopes et al.
There is an expectation you will be comfortable working in a lab, assembly, or machine-shop area.  
The performance of this position may occasionally require exposure to factory areas, which may require the use of personal protective equipment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, and sit for long periods of time. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, feel, and use repetitive motion. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities of their job. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions, such as in typical office or administrative work.


Travel is up to 10% will be local, national, and international with overnight travel required.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

maxon is an equal opportunity employer


Link to apply

USA (East Coast)

maxon precision motors, inc.

125 Dever DriveTaunton, MA 02780, United States
+1/508 677 0520

USA (West Coast)

maxon precision motors, inc.

2860 Zanker Rd, Suite 107San Jose, CA 95134, United States
+1/650 524 8822 +1/650 372 9395