Lab Test Technician II

COMPANY:  Raven Applied Technology Div

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104 Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104

STATUS:  Nonexempt
REQ ID:  33802


At Raven, we help farmers help the world. This purpose guides the work and passion of our team members, who operate at the intersection of agriculture, technology, and innovation. For over 65 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to learning more so we can grow as individuals and as a team. Today, we are united by our mission to develop a better and more sustainable planet for each of us.



Responsible for testing products and/ or systems in a lab, office, manufacturing, and/ or field environment.



  • Assist engineering and coordinate with internal teams on a variety of products and processes, including engineering specifications, drawings, models, manuals, processes, or bill of materials.
  • Design, test, fabricate, maintain, and/or troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems.
  • Write test plans, execute test procedures, and document results.
  • Work with various mechanical lab equipment to conduct shock, vibration, temperature, humidity, water immersion, splash spray, and particle impact testing
  • Work with various electrical lab equipment to conduct EMC, RF energy, electrical shorts, over-voltage, and product functional testing.
  • Prepare and present technical reports and recommendations on projects.
  • May be asked to interact with customers or vendors to install, monitor, troubleshoot, or repair equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • Work with internal teams and external sources to obtain and communicate data relative to engineering requirements.
  • Participate or lead department improvement activities.
  • May be involved in bid processes.



  • A Degree in Precision Agriculture, Ag Systems Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Technology, Electronic Systems Technology, or a related field is preferred.
  • 3+ years experience in a related position, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Aptitude and interest in testing products to ensure quality.
  • Aptitude and interest in technology, agriculture, and ag equipment.
  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Hydraulic systems experience is preferred.
  • Team player who is self-motivated and has the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • A well-developed ability to critically analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with team members and leadership.
  • High level of service skills.
  • Ability to work at a fast pace efficiently.
  • Ability to read drawings, schematics, and work instructions
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques is preferred.
  • Proficiency with a computer, including use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Specific skills, proficiencies, and knowledge in field related to position, as identified by department leadership.
  • Travel may be necessary, based on position.
  • US Citizenship may be required, based on position.
  • Required to sit, stand, walk, bend, and reach. Required to lift/carry up to 20lbs. 
  • Exposure to a lab, office, manufacturing, and/or field environments. Position may occasionally require entering a production environment, including exposure to noise, fumes, moving machinery, and varied temperatures.



Not all benefits are created equal, but we’ve got you covered. Raven not only offers a wide range of benefits that encourage wellness and preventative care, but we also provide the right tools and programs to help you achieve it.  Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, company-paid life and disability insurance and 401k.   We offer workplace flexibility policies to promote work/life balance in addition to paid time off (PTO) benefit.  Team Members can also take advantage of additional benefit programs such as education assistance, our onsite fitness center or fitness center reimbursement, employee assistance program (EAP) and much more.



Raven is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.



Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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