Research and Development Technician

Location: Blacksburg, VA

Summary: The R & D Technician is responsible for supporting the development, documentation and validation of new and existing product designs. The R & D Technician is also responsible for supporting manufacturing and other functional areas when special expertise is needed.


Job Description:

  • Produce assemblies on a pilot manufacturing line
  • Perform component verification testing and product validation testing
  • Assembles new or prototype custom products according to minimal work instructions or prints
  • Document test results using paper and electronic means (Words, Excel, SAP)
  • Work with engineering to improve assembly and manufacturing techniques
  • Perform SAP transactions related to inventory and assembly
  • Follows all corporate, safety and production procedures and regulations



  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • AA or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school desired
  • Hands-on technician with the proven ability to work well in a team environment
  • Good communication and documentation skills
  • Prefer fiber optic experience
  • Creative problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)