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Technician 5, Manufacturing

Location: San Jose, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000041633


 Western Digital®


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The electronics technician conducts, maintains, tests and repairs network servers which include mechanical and electronic components. The position applies knowledge of electrical / electronic and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation. The electronics technician provides skilled electrical / electronic support to all areas of manufacturing.


·         Troubleshoots and repairs electrical/electronic equipment, including Ethernet cards, drive controller cards, power supplies, drives and test equipment.

·         Plans and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical theories and principles, writing specifications, properties of various materials, and principles of operation and application of electronic equipment.

·         Knowledge and usage of these OS system are required: Linux (Ubuntu & CentOS) and Windows (8,10 & Server 2012).

·         Installs, starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.

·         Informs appropriate management and line personnel of potential electrical / mechanical problems and inherent dangers involved.

·         Performs preventive maintenance functions as directed.

·         Assists and trains other maintenance and other technical-level employees.



·         Technical Capacity.

·         Problem Solving/Analysis.

·         Decision Making.

·         Learning Orientation.

·         Teamwork Orientation.

·         This position has minor supervisory responsibilities.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to live electrical circuits, moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of conditions at the manufacturing site which require the use of safety glasses. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud though not to the level that requires hearing protection.



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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching all day. The employee must frequently lift and move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. 


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

None to minimal travel is expected for this position.





Required Education and Experience

1.   Two-year Engineering Technician degree.

2.   Three to five years of proven experience in the network server field.


Preferred Education and Experience

1.   Experience and ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

2.   A thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic components and equipment, including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes.

3.   Software editing, changing variables and modifying test sequences is desired.



Other Duties

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.





Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess. 


Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.


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