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Quality Lab Technician (2024-6191)

Posted on: February 16, 2024
Machine Technician (2021 4256)
  • Full Time
  • Brookings, SD
  • March 31, 2024

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Honest. Helpful. Humble.

When you work at Daktronics, you’ll be part of something amazing. We design, engineer, manufacture and support bold, eye-catching digital LED and LCD video displays and audio systems.

Our products bring excitement to professional, college and high school games. They attract customers for businesses around the world, and even provide direction for people as they travel, work and play.

As part of the Daktronics team, you’ll have interesting, impactful work with flexible opportunities. You can learn and grow at a company that provides competitive compensation and meaningful benefits – and the people are second to none.

This is an opportunity to join the Daktronics team as a Quality Lab Technician, to test out the latest visual products that enhance spectator experiences around the world. 

To see the latest projects, check out the Project Gallery at: https://www.daktronics.com/en-us/photos, which is searchable by location.  Here, you can see where Daktronics products are being used in your town or which iconic venues house Daktronics’ visual displays. 

What is the purpose of the Daktronics Reliability Laboratory? 

Daktronics display systems are known for their world-class quality and reliability. This lab is where this foundation begins. Daktronics systems are put through extensive weathering and temperature testing to accelerate the aging of the products and determine the product lifetime, as well as probable causes of failure, enabling our engineers to design more robust platforms. In addition, the visual display characteristics are measured in depth to ensure our products provide the high-quality visual experience Daktronics is known for. 

Lab Services is Daktronics’ Corporate test lab that provides test equipment and knowledge for gathering data on new product designs, current production parts & field reliability. The corporate lab serves Daktronics’ worldwide manufacturing facilities. 
The team’s mission is to deliver industry leading product information and analysis. This is done by skilled application of quality and reliability techniques which helps employees and customers make informed decisions, enabling Daktronics to provide world leading value.  
In the lab, team members get the opportunity to learn, operate and troubleshoot our cutting-edge new product prototypes as well as benchmark other products and components in our industry.  

What will work look like for me? 

The technician will set up and test the latest products and technology Daktronics has to offer and use a wide variety of analytical equipment.   

Perform a wide variety of testing with an emphasis on employee flexibility to learn multiple types of instruments and prototype products. 

Some of the common tools and competencies utilized may be:  
Electrical – Setup and operation of Daktronics modules, power supplies, controllers, and measurement of their electrical characteristics via multimeters, oscilloscopes, or other advanced equipment as needed. 
Environmental Testing – Temperature-humidity testing chambers, UV Weathering chambers, water spray testers.
Dimensional Measurement – Measure components using various instruments such as height gages, calipers, advanced optical microscopes, coordinate measurement machines, and many others. 
Mechanical Testing – dimensional, torque, tensile testing, compression, adhesion, fatigue, etc. 

Support Daktronics engineering teams in both product and process design by becoming an expert regarding the above pieces of equipment and their usage. Take input from test engineers to determine test protocol and then communicate the results with those engineers and the necessary stakeholders. Good technical writing skills are necessary. Documentation of test setup, procedures, and results using Microsoft PowerPoint or Excel is a primary function. 
Continuous improvement is a goal of the lab, so providing feedback and making improvements to your work environment using your experiences will be a valued contribution. 
Participate in planning activities including PI (Program Increment) Planning, Tier meetings, and manage your Kanban board (Trello). 

Where is this opportunity located? 

This position will work in the corporate laboratory on the Daktronics Campus in Brookings, SD. 

Why consider Daktronics for your career? 

Interesting Challenges 
Work with the latest prototypes from a worldwide leader in display technology.  
We are continuously evolving and utilizing new technologies to maintain our edge.  

Culture & People 
Helpful, talented teammates who are curious and enjoy learning and sharing together. 
Team centric learning environment rooted in iterative learning through experiments and a Growth Mindset. 
Every voice on the team is respected. 
Intentionally promote mentoring opportunities that are bi-directional. 

Mutual Prosperity 
Long-term growth relationship where we win together! 

Associates degree in Electronics, Mechanical, Materials Science, or relevant field. 
Previous electronics manufacturing, electronics repair, or measurements experience is desirable. 
Excellent organizational skills with an eye for detail. 
Experience with MS office tools (Outlook/Excel/Word/PowerPoint) a plus. 
Fluent in English, written and verbal.
Ability to successfully participate as a member of a team. 
Ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of hand tools and power tools for maintenance of laboratory apparatus. 

Physical Requirements: 
Ability to work around odors, including solder, paint, solvent, chemical/cleaning, or general manufacturing odors. 
Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 35 lbs. In some areas, the ability to occasionally to frequently lift and carry up to 45 lbs. 
Must have steady hand-eye coordination in order to run tests. 

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. 
Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position. 

Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or citizenship status.

To apply for this job please visit careers-daktronics.icims.com.