Engineering Technician

About Brava:

We’re a technology and consumer hardware company focused on elevating in-home cooking and eating experiences – we are making home your favorite place to eat! Our cross-functional, passionate and experienced team of engineers, scientists, chefs and creatives has shipped products like the August Lock, Pebble Smartwatch and iPhone, and led multiple companies to high-profile exits. Are you a foodie looking to work with an amazing team that will challenge, support and inspire you? Let’s talk!


The Role:

As an Engineering Technician, you will work closely with mechanical and electrical engineers, reliability engineers, systems integration specialists and scientific experimentalists to ensure Brava’s current and future products are of the highest performance, quality and reliability for our customers. You will be responsible for providing imaginative, practical, and comprehensive support for Brava product repair, maintenance, diagnostics and prototyping. You will also take part in the ongoing research and development stages that will include construction and setup of test equipment, design and assembly of test fixtures, and performance and evaluation of tests.


Things You’ll Own/Do:

  • Assemble electronic and mechanical prototypes and devices using mechanical drawings, wiring diagrams and associated work instructions

  • Diagnose and report mechanical and electrical faults and causes of faults at component level using root cause analysis techniques

  • Perform fine-pitch solder and BGA rework, as well as wiring and cable assembly rework

  • Drive appropriate corrective actions to ensure minimal reoccurrence of failures

  • Create custom environments and fixtures to test electronic and mechanical components

  • Troubleshoot, debug, maintain and repair test equipment at the component level

  • Document and maintain detailed records of repairs, tests and diagnostics

  • Manage, prioritize, execute and communicate status of work requests from engineering and product groups

  • Operate and maintain a safe working environment for all employees at all times


Our Ideal Candidate Has:

  • 3+ years of experience in testing or operating and troubleshooting mechanical or electronic equipment in a lab environment (5+ years of experience is a plus!)

  • Experience using hand tools and electronic measurement equipment including digital multimeters and oscilloscopes

  • Ability to consistently perform freehand hot air BGA & fine-pitch rework soldering

  • Experience with sensors such as thermocouples, strain gauges and accelerometers

  • Ability to read and understand electronic schematics and determine appropriate measurement points given a schematic

  • Ability to safely isolate failures in electrical and mechanical subsystems with troubleshooting and root cause analysis

  • Knowledge of basic physics and engineering principles

  • Ability to document diagnostic processes and create written procedures that are repeatable by others

  • Ability to complete assigned work requests and manage multiple deadlines.

  • Ability to work closely with other team members, engineers, scientists, and executives as well as independently

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability and desire to creatively solve problems

  • Associate’s degree or above in electronics, chemistry, physics, or engineering


Why You Should Work Here:

  • You’ll be compensated with competitive salary, equity and benefits

  • We’re at an early stage and provide significant career growth opportunity in terms of the skills you will learn, the responsibilities you will be given, the clarity of your path forward at Brava, and the professional development opportunities that you will have access to outside of your core daily work

  • We’ll trust you to do things right

  • Your feedback and opinions are valued and heard

  • You’ll be creating something that people love and use on a daily basis!