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Determines most efficient and economical method of production testing, plans and writes test specifications, methods and instructions manually or by using computers where required, adapts or modifies existing equipment or designs new circuits to meet specification requirements and estimates cost of testing and test equipment to assure quality performance of manufactured electronic equipment and components.
Translates product performance specifications into production test specifications in accordance with company standards and practices, scheduling requirements, economy of operation and availability of equipment and facilities, by specified type, method and frequency of test, tolerances to be held, type of equipment and labor classifications to be used and necessary facilities for test equipment setup working from blueprints, performance specifications, models, parts and other pertinent quality or engineering information; consults with design engineers and suggests design changes to facilitate test operations; investigates availability of test equipment and initiates request for additional equipment to be designed, built, and/or purchased; specifies and designs manufacturing test fixtures and adapts or modifies existing test equipment in accordance with company standards and practices; designs manufacturing test equipment and circuits generally of new or complex nature for performance of production test requirements; may prepare sketches or drawings using drafting tools or CAD software as required; operates computers as required for the generation of process information, programs and uses computers in general, and special test equipment for conducting of test per test specifications, uses computers to program diagnostic information into test equipment and directs adaptation of modification of existing test equipment; inspects test and adjusts equipment making modifications by changing parts using hand tools; may set-up production test equipment and may instruct hourly testers in performance of production tests; prepares instruction leaflets covering operations and maintenance of test equipment as required; makes changes in test specifications as necessitated by changes in design, or product performance specifications, or to improve quality; may prepare estimates of production test costs including purchase of test equipment design and construction of new test equipment and facilities, installation and maintenance costs and labor costs of tests operations for inclusion in overall manufacturing estimates for price commitment or vendor bid; consults with vendor representatives to coordinate design and construction of test equipment.
BSEE or Associates Technical degree with 3 to 5 years as an Electronic Technician or Test Technician. Experience designing manufacturing test fixtures and adapting or modifying existing test equipment in accordance with company standards and practices; experience designing manufacturing test equipment and circuits generally of new or complex nature for performance of production test requirements; experience preparing sketches or drawings using drafting tools or CAD software as required. Ability to function effectively in a fast paced, team oriented manufacturing environment. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills is required, must effectively communicate both written and orally. Able to take on leadership roles and manage test projects efficiently. Candidate should have a broad base electronic theory background, both analog & digital and a strong working knowledge of test equipment. Experience in RF Component measurement which includes knowledge of troubleshooting techniques. A strong background in test measurement and analysis solutions including programming proficiency with regards to test and analysis platforms is required.
Candidate must have the ability to obtain an Interim DoD secret security clearance prior to start. Obtaining a security clearance requires US citizenship.
Candidate must have strong experience with RF Component measurement and troubleshooting techniques. Background in RF test measurement, RF analysis, analog/mixed signal technology and digital circuitry. Skilled in DC power analysis for line and regulation circuits. Working knowledge of test equipment such as Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, RF Power Meters. Must have a skilled understanding of RF test system calibrations. Ability to read and interpret electronic schematics and wiring diagrams as well as experience with designing test fixtures.
Programming experience in test equipment control bus programming (GPIB 488 / LAN) and test automation via LabVIEW and MATLAB is required. Experience with VB6, VB.NET or Python programming and Linux operating systems is a plus.
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