Technician, Engineering

Job Summary:

•    Develops and tests machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff by performing the following duties.

•    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:
•    Supports all areas of production for engineering and environmental assistance.

•    Researches and specifies machinery and equipment needed for production.

•    Reviews project instructions and blueprints to ascertain test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment, nature of technical problem, and possible solutions such as part redesign, substitution of material or parts, or rearrangement of parts or subassemblies.

•    Sets up and conducts tests of complete units and components under operational conditions to investigate design proposals for improving equipment performance or other factors, or to obtain data for development, standardization, and quality control.

•    Completes projects for improved data acquisition (ACCESS programming).

•    Records test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and recommendations for changes in product or test method.

•    Analyzes indicated and calculated test results in relation to design or rated specifications and test objectives and modifies or adjusts equipment to meet specifications.

•    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
•    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
•    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
•    Software Programs such as Microsoft Office, SAP, Minitab, Wonderware, customized databases and others.

Education and/or Experience:
•    Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or two to five years related experience and/or training. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.  
•    ISO 9001 or IATF 16949 experience preferred.

Physical Demands:
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.

•    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  
•    The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  
•    The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  
•    The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  
•    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

•    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.  
•    Frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.  
•    Occasionally exposure to high precarious places and extreme heat.  While on duty, Protective Equipment provided for this position must be used. #CB1

Salary range for this position is $70,000 - $80,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  Jan 15, 2023

Valencia, CA, US, 91355

Business Unit:  Graphite Solutions
Legal Unit:  SGL Technic, LLC
Functional Area:  Quality
Employment Type:  Full time

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Testing, QC, Engineer, Technician, ERP, Technology, Quality, Engineering