Sensata Technologies, Inc. Surface Analysis and Metallography Lab Technician in Attleboro, Massachusetts

Brief Posting Description

We have an immediate opening for a Metallography and Surface Analysis Laboratory technician for Sensata internal analytical laboratories located in Attleboro, MA. In this role, the candidate will work with the lab supervisor, internal engineering customers and other team members in a dynamic environment to help solve technical problems on a wide variety of highly engineered sensors and controls products. They will support research and development, failure analysis and manufacturing operations. Candidate must be a US citizen.


Detailed Posting Description

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Operating a Scanning Electron Microscope with EDX detector

  • Failure analysis

  • Fracture mechanisms

  • Corrosion

  • Surface contamination

  • Material identification

  • Inspection and documentation using optical microscopy

  • Sample preparation for a wide variety of electronic components

  • Metallographic analyses

  • Sample preparation using cold and hot mount techniques

  • Dicing, grinding and polishing

  • Optical imaging

  • Grain size measurements

  • Joining method evaluations

  • Other responsibilities include:

  • Micro-hardness measurements

  • Rockwell hardness measurements

  • Plating thickness measurements with XRF and optical microscopy

Job Requirements

Minimum of an Associate degree in a technical field.

2-5 years of work experience in a related field.


Additional Details:

Skills and competencies desired:

  • Detail oriented and good organizational skills

  • Ability to work on a wide variety of samples in a changing environment

  • Motivated, self starter

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Creativity in approaching sample preparation, conducting analyses and making continual improvements

  • Ability to work directly with customers and team members to help solve the ultimate objective in the most effective manner

  • Broad knowledge of materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, glass) and chemistry a plus

  • Knowledge/Experience with manufacturing processes such as SMT, thick film processing, MEMS, wire-bonding, joining methods, etc. is a plus.


Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employees’ skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.

Our Vision is to be:

  • A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection

  • Satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment

  • A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice.

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Sensata Technologies is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. Sensata's products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications.

We are a rapidly growing company with $3 billion in annual revenues, operations and business centers in 13 countries and more than 20,000 employees worldwide, including 900 people in mostly engineering, business development and corporate support roles at our U.S. headquarters in Attleboro, MA.

We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.

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  • Sensata is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action (AA) /Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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