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Offline D Straney

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USA, Boston MA: full-time general-purpose tinkerer wanted
« on: May 17, 2022, 02:39:33 pm »
Figured I'd help put the word out for this one where I work, as no EEs (except me apparently) think to look at hospitals.
This position would be perfect for kind of an "ascended hobbyist": someone who can design simple circuits and use KiCAD, likes to tweak their 3D printer, etc.  Have to be comfortable doing a bit of everything: electronics repairs, running cables through the ceiling, making cutouts in panels, understanding some microcontroller firmware in case you need to make changes...  It's about 1/3 a technician job, so if you hate soldering and would rather spend all your time with simulations and CAD then this is not your job.  If, like me, you get bored doing electronics that's not sub-ns pulse generators or miniaturized GaN power converters or whatever, then this also is not the job for you - but if you have a great time with general-purpose tinkering then it's probably your type of thing.  You would also be the internal "engineer for hire" and free to do projects ranging from mechanical design to MRI RF coil building, depending on your skills.

Being comfortable working on your own and able to learn from external sources (books, courses, app notes, etc.) when you run into problems is also key - there will likely be no one there who knows more about these things than you.  Now if that hasn't scared away the last person hanging on...
« Last Edit: May 18, 2022, 01:52:46 pm by D Straney »

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