Engineering Laboratory Technician

DEPARTMENT  Engineering

LOCATION  Burbank, California



  • Participate in the development, evaluation and/or testing of new lighting controls or light emitting products.
  • Assemble prototypes using hand tools and power tools.
  • Assist with development of test protocols and design of related equipment / jigs used for testing.
  • Collaborate with engineering or other personnel to identify, define, or solve product development problems.
  • Build, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical instruments or testing equipment when necessary.
  • Set up or operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions.
  • Inspect electrical and mechanical R&D projects for quality control, process improvement, and quality assurance.
  • Review existing electrical and mechanical designs to identify necessary revisions, deletions, improvements, or amendments to current products.
  • Write reports and/or record data from testing to assist engineers in developing testing procedures for production IQC and OQC.
  • Build prototypes from rough sketches or plans. Fabricate parts, such as frames, chassis, panels, etc., using milling machines, lathes, drill press, or other machine tools.
  • Assist engineering in performing photometric & spectral reading tests for new fixtures or light emitting products.
  • Maintain inventory of components necessary for specific prototype projects in the lab area.
  • Assist in assembly of prototype PC boards.
  • Experience working with small surface mount components.
  • Maintain engineering lab area clean and organized.
  • Assist with operation and maintenance of the Laser etching machine.
  • Assist assembly department as necessary with questions or information required for new projects released for production.
  • Provide suggestions for new equipment or tools needed in the lab to improve work done in the lab.
  • Other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.


  • Associate Degree or B.S. degree in a technical discipline (preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years electrical/electronic experience.
  • A good understanding of electrical & electronics principles.
  • Experience with wiring and use of electrical hand tools.
  • Excellent manual soldering skills, including hot air reflow/rework is a must.
  • Experience working with small surface mount components.
  • Experience working with AC & DC systems
  • Experience using oscilloscopes, variable power supplies, lab test equipment.
  • Ability to work from verbal or written instructions.
  • Problem solving skills, adaptability & flexibility.
  • Proficiency with MS-Word and MS-Excel.
  • Ability to read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling of mechanical and electro-mechanical projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for long periods.
  • Must not be color blind.
  • Must be able to follow all company safety procedures.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
Why LiteGear – Have you every wanted to be part of the exciting and creative world of movie making? Have you ever been curious how filmmakers create beautiful images using light and shadow? Have you ever wanted to be part of a Team of talented, creative, and motivated people that are out to change the world? If so, LiteGear could be the company for you.
LiteGear has been innovating the lighting industry for the past 16 years with the focus on becoming the leading cinematic lighting solutions provider in the world.
We are currently looking for new team members who want to be part of creating the future of cinematic lighting technology and to be part of a company with excellent benefits, fun work environment, and rewarding careers.

LiteGear was founded in 2006 after creating the lighting solutions for the arc reactor in the major motion picture Iron Man and the bridge of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek (2009). LiteGear has since developed product lines such as LiteRibbon, LiteDimmer, LiteMat, and LiteTile which continues to have a major impact on lighting and set design across the globe. Come join us and make an impact on movie making. 

Salary is commensurate with experience. LiteGear Inc. offers comprehensive medical and dental benefits, generous vacation, holiday and sick/personal leave, as well as a 401k and profit sharing plan.
LiteGear Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.