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Electronic Service Technician at Federal Signal Corporation in University Park, Illinois

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Federal Signal is currently looking for a Service Technician. This position will be responsible for the complete operation of Service area. Must be able to use hand tools, multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators and other precision electronic instruments. Operator builds, inspects, test, repair, programs and troubleshoots a wide variety of analog and digital electronic assemblies and warning systems consisting of a variety of printed circuit boards: both through hold and SMT, audio amplifiers, controllers, etc. and correct product performance to meet specifications and maintain quality standards. Must be proficient in the set-up, adjusting, trouble shooting, preventive maintenance as well as total operation of production line equipment. Will be responsible for operational tests on component assemblies/ systems, developing specification, modifying operating programs, and programming IC’s.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspections, testing, build, prep and pull parts for assemblies, programming and repair of both thru hole and surface mount components, analyzing test results to determine cause of operational faults and communicating excessive or recurring defects.

  • Must be able to organize work/ schedule from incoming repairs, schedules, schematics/blueprints and other instructions which are written, or computer generated to meet customer expectations.

  • Enter data into computer for product reports.

  • Keep clear and accurate daily production records and data as required.

  • Must have good communication skills in order to communicate with co-workers, Engineering, and Management.

  • Must be able and willing to initiate problem-solving discussions and work with Engineering or Management to resolve issues.

  • Operator will train employees in all job functions.

  • Operator must follow safety rules and ESD Guidelines and keep work cell area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.

  • The operator shall perform any regular duties assigned.

  • Proficient in basic computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel). Must be able to use hand tools, machine ruler, caliper, fixtures, computer and fax machine.

  • Operator must possess good troubleshooting and mechanical aptitude. Must be able to work independently from schematics/blueprints, specifications, prototype prints and special instructions.

  • Work with a wide variety of standard and non-standard product involving amplifiers, microprocessors, status monitors, power and switching components including sub-assemblies and interconnection wiring.

  • Will be responsible for performing all necessary duties in order to produce good quality products.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Operator must have a degree equivalent to a complete accredited apprenticeship in a recognized trade, craft or occupation: or equivalent to a 2-year technical college education.

  • Minimum of three years or more work experience in a closely related industry is a plus.

  • Be able to read and understand assembly prints, wiring diagrams and schematics.

  • Be able to relate well with customers, vendors design/test engineering and other manufacturing personnel.

PPE Requirements;

  • Safety glasses

  • Hearing protection

  • Steel-toe boots and/or ESD Equipment

  • Gloves

Benefits of Employment

In addition to excellent career growth opportunities, Federal Signal Corporation offers a wide array of benefits including: annual bonus potential, insurance (life, medical, dental, vision), paid holidays, paid vacation, 401(k) with matching contributions and tuition reimbursement. We provide our employees with a smoke-free, drug-free workplace.

About Us

Federal Signal in University Park is a leading manufacturer and supplier of comprehensive systems and products used to protect people and property. Our products and integrated solutions include systems for campus and community alerting, emergency vehicles, first responder interoperable communications, industrial communications, and command and municipal networked security. Specific products include: lightbars and sirens, public warning sirens and public safety software.

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) builds and delivers equipment of unmatched quality that moves material, cleans infrastructure, and protects the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, IL, with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates two groups: Environmental Solutions and Safety and Security Systems. For more information on Federal Signal, visit:

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of, and will receive consideration for employment without regard to, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category, characteristic, or trait under applicable law. If you require reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at All other applications must be submitted online.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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