Engineering Technician at Framework | Powderkeg

Location: Taipei

Employment Type: Contract

Team: Engineering

Who We Are

At Framework, we believe the time has come for products that are designed to last. Founded in San Francisco in 2019, our mission is to remake Consumer Electronics to respect people and the planet.

We've started with two award-winning products, the Framework Laptop 13 and 16. Our laptops are thin, light, high-performance notebooks that can be upgraded, customized, and repaired in ways that no other notebook can. Alongside this, we've launched the Framework Marketplace to enable an ecosystem of parts and modules. We've seen a fantastic reception to both of our laptops from customers and reviewers from outlets like Linus Tech Tips, [Ars Technica](https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/frameworks-new-lightweight- modular-laptop-delivers-on-its-promises/), and multiple Wirecutter reviews (including a recommendation among the best [Windows Ultrabooks of 2024](https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/the-best-windows- ultrabook/)), along with making[ TIME's Best Inventions lists in 2021](https://time.com/collection/best-inventions-2021/6112625/framework- laptop/) and [2023](https://time.com/collection/best- inventions-2023/6323599/framework-laptop-16/). As a company, we were #35 on [Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies of 2022](https://www.fastcompany.com/90722815/framework-innovative-laptop-easy- repair-electronics).

We come from successful consumer electronics startups including the founding team of Oculus, and have closed multiple rounds of funding to fuel our roadmap. Even better (and maybe unusually for an early stage startup), we're in a financially healthy position going forward off of our product revenue. We care deeply about building a diverse and inclusive team, and we hope you do too!

The Position

We are looking for an Engineering Technician to work with our growing engineering team. This position will focus on engineering assistant and lab technician daily operations including test DUTs setup, system stability testing, performance tuning, PCBA rework and SI measurement. In parallel, you will work closely not only with the EE team but also SW, ME and ID engineering teams to drive the solid and reliable design of Framework products. This is a contractor position working in Taiwan, and will require occasional local travel to our design partners and manufacturing sites.

What You'll Do

  • Maintain and organize the electronics laboratory, ensuring that all equipment and tools are in good working condition. Manage inventory of electronic components and tools.
  • Perform electrical reworks of PCBAs using hot air and soldering iron equipment
  • Set up and run compatibility, qualification, battery life, and regression tests on prototypes and products, documenting and analyzing the results
  • Perform signal integrity and power measurements using oscilloscopes, multimeters, power supplies, and other test equipment
  • Operate 3D printers and perform mechanical assembly and modification of prototypes
  • Assist the engineering teams in reproducing and debugging technical issues

What You Need

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering, or related Engineering Degree
  • 2+ years of experience with PCB design and debugging with both integrated and discrete circuits and high-speed interfaces.
  • Basic familiarity with PC architectures and operating systems.
  • Basic programming skills for equipment automation (e.g., LabVIEW) is a plus.
  • Experience with analyzing and resolving system hardware issues.
  • Experience with OrCAD/Allegro for reviewing complex schematics and layouts.
  • Familiarity with soldering processes on BGA and QFN ICs and small passive components.
  • Expertise with using oscilloscopes, digital power supplies, signal analyzers, and other electronics debugging equipment.
  • Strong language skills in English and Mandarin. Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to clarify experiment status and results.

Equal Opportunity

We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please let us know by reaching out to accommodations@frame.work.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Engineering Technician
  • Company
    Framework
  • Location
    San Mateo, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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