Microelectronics Technician



hermosa beach, ca, usa
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
CHAOS Inc. is a global technology company that is delivering next generation capabilities to the defense and critical industrial sectors. Founded in 2022 by a seasoned leadership team, CHAOS has quickly become the place where world-class multi-disciplinary engineers come to build mission-critical technologies. CHAOS has a mission-focused culture, dedicated to solving the toughest technical challenges. Its unique agile engineering approach enables rapid prototyping, while deep partnerships with defense and industry ensure real-world solutions.

Role Overview

We are seeking a Microelectronics Technician to join our dynamic team in Los Angeles. In this role, you will be responsible for the assembly, testing, troubleshooting, and maintenance of digital, analog, and RF microelectronics products. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in microelectronics assembly and test, a keen attention to detail, and a commitment to quality and precision.


  • Microelectronics Assembly:
  • Perform precision assembly of microelectronics components, including soldering, PCB rework, prototyping, and assembly
  • Solder and rework components as necessary, ensuring the highest level of reliability and functionality
  • Work with multidisciplinary engineering teams to design and prototype solutions to technical problems; assist engineers with assembling, testing and modifying RF systems and related subsystems
  • Testing and Quality Assurance:
  • Configure test equipment
  • Conduct inspection, functional testing, and validation of microelectronics circuits to ensure they meet performance and reliability specifications
  • Identify and troubleshoot defects and issues, implementing corrective actions to resolve them
  • Documentation:
  • Maintain accurate records of assembly and testing processes, including detailed documentation of test results, failures, and any necessary rework
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for microelectronics assembly and testing
  • Equipment Operation:
  • Operate specialized equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and electronic test equipment to verify the functionality and performance of microelectronics systems.
  • Collaboration:
  • Collaborate with engineers, designers, and other team members to communicate findings, provide feedback, and contribute to the continuous improvement of microelectronics systems.
  • Safety and Compliance:
  • Adhere to strict safety protocols and industry regulations, ensuring a safe working environment for yourself and your colleagues.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven experience working as a Microelectronics Technician, with at least 3 years in a similar role
  • Strong knowledge of microelectronics assembly, including soldering, component placement, inspection, and rework techniques
  • Strong understanding of electronic circuit hardware design, hardware design, and embedded systems
  • Proficiency in using electronic test equipment and tools (such as DMM, oscilloscopes) for testing and troubleshooting microelectronics systems
  • Solid understanding of industry standards and safety protocols in microelectronics manufacturing
  • Ability to read, understand, and edit technical drawings
  • Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality work
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Effective communication and documentation skills

Preferred Requirements

  • Associate or bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field
  • Experience with 1 or more programming languages for testing or test automation (e.g., Python)
  • Experience with circuit simulation and analysis tools.
  • IPC Certification
  • U.S. Person status


  • Health Benefits: Your medical, dental and vision benefits will be 100% paid for by the company
  • Additional benefits: life, FSA, HSA, 401k (+ Company match), and more
  • Our Perks: free lunch every day, ‘No meeting Fridays’, unlimited PTO (for exempt employees), casual dress code, beautiful office location in Hermosa Beach with ocean views!
  • Compensation Components: competitive base salaries, generous pre-IPO stock option grants, relocation assistance + (coming soon!) annual bonuses
  • Company Size: 60 employees and counting!
  • More About Us: We're building the next generation of aerospace, defense and critical industry technologies with a seasoned team of mission-focused individuals. We were founded in June 2022 and our goal is to become the platform where world-class engineers come to solve critical, real-world problems. We use agile engineering approaches which enable rapid prototyping, deep partnerships with the defense industry ensuring real-world application, and our newly-invented Coherence platform (through which we’ve made a fundamental breakthrough) improves sensor performance and decision-making in real-time. As of September, 2023 we have raised ~$100M with 8VC as a leading investor. With a managing team that includes Epirus’ founding members (responsible for building a $1.5B company from scratch) + key drivers from Palantir (instrumental in Palantir’s growth to $1B in revenue), we are well-positioned to become one of the fastest growing companies to date!

Compensation range: $30.00/hour - $50.00/hour

The stated compensation range reflects only the targeted base compensation range and excludes additional earnings such as bonus, equity, and benefits. If your compensation requirements fall outside of the range, we still encourage you to apply. The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offer may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations.