R&D Technician

Upwing Energy is searching for an experienced R&D Technician with a electromechanical focus to be a member of our cross-functional team that will develop and operate complex electronic and electromechanical systems for oil and gas applications.

The R&D Technician will be responsible for the assembly of high-speed motor and turbomachinery equipment, including performing subassembly and full system level testing, in accordance with drawings, schematics and specifications.

To apply, email resume to hr@upwingenergy.com.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assembly of high precision motor and turbomachinery electro-mechanical equipment components and subassemblies 
  • Bond magnet onto assemblies 
  • Assemble rotor and motor components and subassemblies 
  • Encapsulate electrical assemblies 
  • Fabricate and repair metallic components 
  • Diagnose and repair/replace electrical components using electrical test equipment and hand tools 
  • Adjust functional parts of devices and control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, straightedges and shims/feeler gauges 
  • Replace damaged or broken wires and cables, using hand tools 
  • Reconnect motor connections 
  • Set up and operate lathe, drill press, grinder and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts 
  • Provide feedback on integration and test to improve processes and designs 
  • Inspect and test manufactured components and subassemblies 
  • Support acceptance and qualification testing 

Skills, Experience, Education, and Abilities:

  • AS or equivalent 2-year technical degree (includes military training) in related discipline required
  • Minimum of 5 years of industrial experience 
  • Ability to read engineering drawings required; ability to read circuit schematics and wiring drawings is a plus 
  • Ability to troubleshoot using drawings, procedures and measurement/test equipment 
  • Ability to use hand tools, power tools, hoist, cranes and precision measuring, alignment and testing instruments 
  • Experience with basic machine tools
  • Previous use of multi-meters, o-scopes, mega-ohm meters and digital power supplies is a plus 
  • Previous experience managing component inventory is a plus 
  • Machining experience is a plus 

Intangibles Sought:

  • Must be self-motivated and an independent worker
  • Must be a team plater

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

This position will be in the shop environment most of the time. Personal protective equipment should be worn in designated shop floor areas. On a limited basis, there will be opportunity for field testing and equipment commissioning.


The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned, by their supervisor. Management reserves the right to change, rescind, add or delete the duties and responsibilities of positions within this job classification at any time.

Upwing Energy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation and benefits and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated.