When “rugged enough” isn’t rugged enough for embedded computing systems, industry leaders in the military, aerospace, industrial, and commercial sectors turn to Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES). Because we strive to be the premier provider of mission-critical embedded products while delivering exceptional levels of customer and employee satisfaction, we hire strong contributors and give them space to thrive. As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees both drive and directly benefit from our success. Together, we meticulously design and build products that stand up to some of the most extreme conditions on the planet.

About the Position

Extreme Engineering Solutions seeks career-oriented college students for immediate openings related to the assembly, inspection, and testing of high-end electronic equipment. X-ES offers paid training and flexible scheduling to accommodate student schedules. This is a part-time position with a minimum of 15 hours Monday–Friday while school is in session, with the possibility of full-time hours during academic and summer breaks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspect incoming materials and products to determine whether they meet X-ES standards
  • Use basic tools to attach or affix manufactured components to an electronic assembly
  • Adhere to company practices regarding safety and control of electrostatic discharge (ESD)
  • Perform surface-mount soldering on printed circuit boards to IPC specifications
  • Conduct testing to ensure product will function properly and meets customer requirements

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited high school (or valid General Educational Development certificate) is required
  • Completed or actively pursuing a certificate or degree in Electronics, Engineering Technology, or a related field
  • General computer proficiency and a high level of attention to detail
  • Good hand dexterity and coordination due to handling of small products and components
  • Familiarity with any of the following: soldering techniques, hot air equipment use, microscopes, electronic multimeter, and calipers
  • Previous experience with product testing and programming

About X-ES Student Positions

X-ES is proud of its strong university partnerships and offers multiple student opportunities each year. Student employees make direct contributions to the company’s products, processes, and day-to-day operations. All student positions are located at the Madison, WI area office.


Starting pay for students is $16/hour.

X-ES offers a competitive wage and health insurance to its student employees. Hours and dress code are both very flexible, jeans are always acceptable!

All X-ES job postings and application procedures are posted in compliance with Section 39.08 of the Madison General Ordinances.

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