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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Engineering Technician in Carpinteria, California

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Job Description Summary

Sensata Technologies, a global industrial technology company and a leading provider of sensors, recently completed the acquisition of GIGAVAC, LLC, the leader in designing, developing and manufacturing high-performance hermetically sealed electro-mechanical DC Power Switching Technology. Now, Sensata and GIGAVAC are working Smarter Together to expand electrification-driven content and capabilities across multiple end markets.

Sensata’s products improve safety, efficiency, emissions and comfort for millions of people every day in transportation, appliance, aircraft and industrial applications. We are a rapidly growing company with more than $3.3 billion in annual revenues, operations and business centers in 12 countries and more than 22,000 employees worldwide, including over 300 people in our Carpinteria, CA office.

We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.



Job Description

General Responsibilities:

  • Assist in new product design development and design upgrades to existing products

  • Perform engineering tests (electrical, mechanical, and product evaluation studies)

  • Pre-test checklist procedure, daily monitoring, post-test tear-down procedure

  • Acquire, analyze, and document data

  • Must be able interpret data, draw conclusions, and make recommendations for future improvements. For example, plotting data and looking for anomalies

  • Knowledge of Data Acquisition Systems

  • The ability to perform device failure analysis if needed

  • Ability to read prints. Knowledge of GD&T is a plus

  • Knowledge of measurement methods, such as CMM, comparator, calipers, etc

  • Perform studies to validate internal measurement systems (Gage R&R, MSA)

  • Must have working knowledge of basic statistics (mean, sigma, Cp, Cpk, etc.)

  • Design and develop fixtures

  • Machining skills based on 2D prints or 3D models.

  • Support and oversee the build of prototype samples, including developing work instructions, guiding operators, collecting and evaluating in-process data, and making final judgments on product quality prior to shipment to customer

  • Verify compliance of incoming prototype material prior to assembly builds

  • Run tests to validate that specifications are met

  • Conduct designed experiments to understand process variables

  • Experience with welding, electrical testing, calibration, optical assembly, soldering, dispensing, and automated assembly equipment is preferred

  • Make recommendations to improve manufacture of new and existing products


  • Associate’s degree in a technical field is required

  • 3-6 years relevant working experience

  • Strong verbal communication skills

  • Willingness to assist others and, when needed, to request assistance from others. Many of our projects are high priority and have short lead times

  • Must have a working knowledge of MS office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Knowledge of 3D modeling software (Solidworks) is a plus


Smarter Together

  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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We are ready for the next century.

Our vision is to be a world leader in mission-critical sensing and electrical protection while satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, efficiency and a clean environment and being a partner, employer and neighbor of choice. Our sensors are the fundamental building blocks needed for a smart, connected, electrified and, ultimately, autonomous world. Click here to find out more about our Future Focus (

Sensing is what we do.

In fact, our name Sensata comes from the Latin word sensate for ‘those gifted with sense’. Our focus on sensing is also reflected in our logo, which spells Sensata in Braille.

Sensata Technologies is a world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and controls designed to make the world cleaner, safer and more efficient. Mission-critical means products that are essential and difficult to do. You’ll find our 47,000 unique products in many applications anywhere from automotive braking systems to aircraft flight controls.

Sensata devices are in systems that protect people and the environment, so what we do matters. We take pride in knowing our technologies improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day.

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  • Sensata Technologies, Inc. (US) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

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