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Technician A

Draper Labs
United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge
555 Technology Square (Show on map)
May 25, 2024

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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 2,000+ employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

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Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.


Draper Laboratory is looking for skilled microelectronic and conventional electronics assemblers.

Job Requirements:

    Performs skilled SMT and or microelectronics assembly work under the limited supervision of senior technical personnel (exempt and nonexempt).
  • Is capable of refined hand soldering with solid technique and complex conventional and or microelectronics assembly.
  • With limited supervision but with adequate training, may operate and or maintain SMT and / or microelectronics assembly equipment requiring highly skilled knowledge.
  • With adequate training and limited supervision, performs work of an essentially repetitive nature for production of deliverable hardware.
  • With limited supervision, carefully documents their own work consistent with work unit policy in handwritten form or using common computer-based software such as MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.
  • At the discretion of the supervisor performs focused training to enable progression into higher skilled positions.
  • Other temporary assignments at the discretion of the supervisor.

Draper employees are trained to J-STD-001, IPC-WHMA-A-620 and IPC-7711/7721. Previous experience with these standards or a current certification is valued. Experienced hand soldering professionals are needed.


Either two years of applicable technical education and two years of applicable experience or four years of applicable experience meets the minimum requirement.

Individual must be able to obtain and maintain a US Government Security Clearance.

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