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Senior Prototype and Testing Technician, Sustaining

ICON is looking for a Senior Prototype and Testing Technician to help in the development of ICON’s latest print systems on the Sustaining Team. This team is responsible for maintaining and upgrading the Vulcan printer. As a Technician at ICON, you will be in a hands-on development role impacting the creation and support of well-designed, maintainable systems. This role is based at ICON’s Austin, TX office. 



  • Conduct test plans and create test reports.
  • Component and subsystem-level testing (Mechanical, Electrical, Controls.)
  • Creating and communicating test reports internally.
  • Prototype components and assemblies with both mechanical and electrical aspects based on engineering drawings.
  • 3D Printed components, Metal fabrication, electro-mechanical assemblies, wire harness fabrication.
  • Aid in the implementation of engineering change orders in the field (Mechanical, Electrical, Controls)
  • Help create and train installation work instructions
  • Providing QC audits and creating adherence reports
  • Provide support in the field by troubleshooting and documenting issues (Mechanical, Electrical, Controls).
  • Provide in-field support with the aid of Tier 3 engineers.
  • Troubleshoot issues with mechanical, electrical, and control systems.
  • Document issues seen in the field by first-hand experience as well as communications with operations and ESS.



  • Minimum 6+ years experience in a related field of mechanical engineering, product, or technician roles.
  • Must have experience building and assembling complex electro-mechanical, fluid, or structural systems.
  • Experience with the following mechanical systems: pumps, AC motors, gears, air compressors, pressure vessels, and lifting equipment.
  • Experience with fabrication and operation of mechanical hardware including torque wrenches, drills, welding, fasteners, and gear chains.
  • Experience with the fabrication of electrical harnessing and wiring systems
  • Experience operating electrical equipment such as multimeters and power supplies
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.



  • Associate's Degree in mechanical engineering technology, mechatronics, electronics technology, or related field.
  • Experience with Beckhoff Twincat PLC systems.
  • Ability to conduct and report on engineering test plans.
  • Ability to train personnel on work instructions and verify workmanship.
  • Physical/Environmental Requirements
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be prepared to work, in part, in extreme environments: Temps > 100 degrees or below freezing, sun, rain, mud, lack of electricity, etc.
ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, diverse and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on merit, competence, and qualifications. It is our policy to administer all personnel actions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Consistent with the obligations of these laws, ICON will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Furthermore, as a federal government contractor, the Company maintains an affirmative action program which furthers its commitment and complies with recordkeeping and reporting requirements under certain federal civil rights laws and regulations, including Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (as amended).

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