Electronics Technician

Date: Jun 19, 2024

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

As a junior level technician working with electronics and sensors, you will be responsible for supporting A. O. Smith’s research and development activities by helping to assist in scoping requirements, designing, and building electronic test setups for laboratory experiments, conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing test data, and troubleshooting results. 


  • Test Setup Design – work with senior research engineers to scope, develop and build custom test setups for lab experiments including but not limited to test hardware (e.g. National Instruments, Raspberry Pi, or custom PCBs), test software (e.g. embedded controls and LabView), wire harnessing, and data acquisition systems.
  • Lab Experiments – independently or under the guidance of senior engineers, perform laboratory experiments supporting A. O. Smith water heating and treating research projects.
  • Data Analysis – analyze experimental data to identify trends and collaborate with research team to draw meaningful conclusions from the test results.
  • Debugging – troubleshoot and resolve issues that arise during custom test equipment development and lab experimentation.
  • Collaboration – work in a cross-functional team environment including electronics lab technicians and experienced team of researchers to deliver research test equipment needs.


  • Associates Degree in related field with 2+ years of related experience.  Bachelors Degree in Engineering or science related preferred.
  • Basic understanding of working with electronics both functionally as well as from a safety standpoint.
  • Developing experience with lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, function generators, multimeters, and soldering stations.
  • Exposure to custom development packages such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and/or National Instruments.
  • Independently motivated within their work and looking to take on further responsibilities.
  • Can analyze problems, present solutions and implements decisions.
  • Easily recognizes when parameters are wrong, indicating that a unit is not functioning properly
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.



Associate Degree
Other in Related Field

Years of Experience

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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