Senior Discrete Electronics Technologist
Odon, IN 
Posted 20 days ago
Job Description
Senior Discrete Electronics Technologist
Job Location US-IN-Odon
Requisition ID 2022-6328

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact


We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-rounded Discrete Electronics Technologist to join the Draper team. The right candidate will be self-motivated and capable of serving as a subject matter expect regarding the current state-of-process regarding discrete electronics and their associated supply chains.

The ideal candidate is someone who works well in cross-functional teams and has previous experience with electronic system design. Relevant experience interfacing with vendors, managing supply chain issues, managing part obsolescence, managing risk, and developing detailed documentation are desired.

Core Responsibilities:
*Identification of discrete electronic parts and suppliers, to include transistors, diodes, resistors, capacitors, magnetic components, and special devices.

*Generation of discrete part specifications and identification of commercial equivalent parts as applicable.

*Interfacing, as necessary, with electrical design subtask to develop required part list updates as necessary.

* Working with corporate quality and program protection to develop plans for trusted and assured discrete electronics supply chains

*Generating detailed schedules defining parts management tasks and associated milestones

*Participating in recurring cross-organization meetings related to electronic parts programs. Some travel may be required for these meetings.


* BSEE or equivalent technical degree.
* 5+ years overall experience
* Great EE fundamentals
* Strong analysis and problem solving skills
* Experience working with all aspects of discrete electronics including transistors, resistors, capacitors, inductors, connectors, relays, etc.

* Experience with radiation-hardened electronics is desired.

Security Requirement:
Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.
Candidate is expected to be local and capable of working onsite. Remote work may be periodically allowed based upon program needs.

** Draper has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all Draper employees. This will be a condition of employment to work at Draper.



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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
5+ years
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