Electrical Assembly Technician I/II

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Electrical Assembly Technician I/II

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20 years of Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation – 4 FDA approved drugs; 15+ clinical candidates; 400+ patents. Join our mission to discover new ways to improve and extend people's lives in this exciting position based out of our La Jolla, CA location.

Inventing solutions where none exist! As part of the engineering team, the role of the Electrical Assembly Technician I is to assemble and fabricate new technology for drug discovery and commercialization. GNF is undertaking innovative and challenging drug discovery efforts and we need your help to enable this amazing science which will discover new medicines for patients. The GNF engineering team is an essential contributor and partner to the science, inventing solutions where none exist as well as commercializing technology to further feed drug discovery. Our scientists increasingly recognize the impact engineering can have on research programs and are eager for you to put your stamp on it.

This position is perfect for technicians who love variety. Our specialty is high variety, low quantity work. We are a production facility supporting a team of scientists and engineers in creating the world's leading automated laboratory systems. Applicants should be in pursuit of excellence and constantly in search of the best way to do a job. We are seeking those that take pride in a well-built device.

Core Responsibilities:
• Precision assembly of electro-mechanical systems and sub-systems with emphasis in cable building, point-to-point wiring, electrical panel assembly, and electrical troubleshooting.
• Works with minimal supervision within well-established practices and clearly defined scope of work
• Takes initiative on problem solving within assigned tasks
• Interpret and use of electrical schematics
• Understands how to safely use general shop tools and utilizes crimpers, soldering iron, etc.
• Use multimeters for troubleshooting
• Accurately record and submit work hours
• General shop upkeep
• Helps plan subtasks. Provides input to support production planning planning

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La Jolla, CA

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Technical Operations

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Full Time

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Shift Work

What you’ll bring to the role:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Electrical Assembly Tech I (0-2 years experience)
• Electrical Assembly Tech II (2-5 years experience)
• General electrical background
• Understands how to safely use general shop tools
• Ability to communicate effectively
• Eager to learn
• Can work effectively with peers

Why Novartis?
769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re
proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and
extend people’s lives.
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found
at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse,
equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned
by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we
collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s
toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse
team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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