Skilled electronic engineers and lab technicians are among the first 100 jobs that Intel will starting next month begin to fill positions for its one-of-a-kind Mega Lab project in Costa Rica.

Image from Intel website
Image from Intel website

The technology giant announced last week that it would be adding “most” of its validation and testing operations of its products in development in Costa Rica.

From the Mega Laboratory (Mega Lab), the Costa Rican technicians and engineers will be responsible for authorizing and determining the efficiency and quality of new Intel products prior to their manufacturing and distribution, setting the pace of new technology from Intel.

The Mega Lab will employ 350 people when all the positions are filled by the first half of 2015.

The Mega Lab adds to Intel’s existing operations in Costa Rica, including the Development and Engineering Center and the Global Shared Services Center with approximately 1.200 employees.

Last month Intel announced the cut of 1.500 manufacturing jobs from its total workforce of 2.700 in Costa Rica. With the announcement of the Mega Lab will increase Intel’s Costa Rica payroll to more than 1.500 once all the positions are filled.

Intel’s decision to bring this new operation to Costa Rica was confirmed on June 9 during a meeting held between Costa Rican President Solis and Intel’s CEO, Brian Krzanich, at the company’s headquarters in Silicon Valley. This meeting was one component of a U.S. investment promotion mission led by President Solis and accompanied by CINDE.

Karla Blanco, manager of corporate relations at Intel, said the company will be seeking professionals in electrical, electronics, computer science and industrial engineering. Applicants must be able to communicate their knowledge in English and ability to work in teams, solve complex engineering problems and show discipline.

Blanco explained that interested persons may submit their application on the company website starting in July, but did not specify the exact date.