Integrated DNA Technologies PT Engineering Technician - COR - DSE in Coralville, Iowa

The Engineering Technician I is responsible for providing hands-on technical support to product development teams during the designing, developing, and testing of cutting edge laboratory equipment to support custom manufacturing of IDT’s innovative biology products.

Essential Functions:

  • Participates in the design and development of custom biology manufacturing equipment to include liquid handling equipment, chemical process systems, Robotic and other automated work cells.

  • Assembles new equipment and helps document assembly details.

  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, and documented assembly procedures.

  • Fills out logs, reports, and forms as required to document assembly and test data.

  • Performs routine design and assembly tasks and conducts engineering tests as directed by design engineers.

  • Follows all document and revision control procedures.

  • Operates hand and hand power tools safely and proficiently.

  • Assists machine shop with machine operations finishing tasks as required.

  • Practices safe working habits, follows all IDT safety policies, performs safety checks on equipment and systems. Identifies, corrects, and reports potential safety problems or hazards.

  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area, routinely places tools in designated area and disposes of waste properly.

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma with two years of experience in a mechanically or electrically related field required

  • Associate’s degree in Engineering technology or Manufacturing practices, or equivalent technical education preferred.

Professional Experience

  • Two years directly related technical experience required

  • Proficiency with solid modeling preferred

Other Job Qualifications

  • Mechanical and or electrical aptitude required.

  • Mechanical and/or electrical troubleshooting skills.

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to pay attention to detail and multitask

  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment.

  • Adaptability to perform under stress when confronted with critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.

  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

Physical Requirements:

Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

Frequent (34%-66% of work day)

  • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

  • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.

  • Standing: maintaining an upright position.

  • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.

  • Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.

  • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.

  • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

  • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.

  • Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.

  • Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

Occasional (33% or less of work day)

  • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

  • Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.

Visual Acuity:

  • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.

  • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.

  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ID: 2018-3839

Shift/Schedule: PT 20-29 hours/week (United States of America)

Additonal Information: This is NOT a temporary position. Looking for long-term candidates.

External Company Name: Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 1710 Commercial Park