Perform the set-up, calibration, tuning, testing and troubleshooting of circuits, components, instruments and mechanical assemblies; determines and may develop test specifications, methods and procedures from blueprints, drawings and diagrams; tests and troubleshoots assemblies and/or final systems; will complete rework instructions on assemblies and/or systems as a result of testing; prepare technical reports summarizing findings and recommend solutions to technical problems; may assist in the selection and set-up of specialized test equipment; performs work of high complexity.
Essential Duties and Functions:
- Tune highly complex electronic components, assemblies and sub-assemblies to established frequencies; set up and calibrate test stations.
- Perform in-process and final electronic verification tests according to written test procedures using test equipment such as a frequency counter, network and scalar analyzers, oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer and function generator; maintain test documentation.
- Execute corrective actions as necessary to improve product yield.
- Troubleshoot to the component level; maintain records and logs as required; identify potential problems in product and make recommendations as appropriate.
- Record and review electronic test data using manual or computer generated techniques.
- Review pre-production hardware, performing Returned Material Authorization (RMA) failure analysis.
- Initiate and write Engineering Change Orders (ECO); run automate test equipment (ATE) programs.
- Inspect all work prior to releasing the work order for further processing.
- Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices; maintain a clean and safe workstation.
- Improve and maintain 5S in your area, make suggestions for improvements.
- Participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as well as events for other areas to enhance cross-functional problem solving.
- Collaborate in team meetings and activities, including SET team support as appropriate.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Works independently as well as in a team environment; performs work of high complexity.
Minimum Job Qualifications: (The following qualifications can be acquired and demonstrated through experience, education and/or vocational training as noted or as appropriate.)
- Five (5) years in an electronic environment working with Radio Frequency/Microwave experience; detail-oriented with good manual and eye dexterity (precise) with ability to discern color; military background helpful; Certificate in Electronics Technology; or, Associate’s degree in Electronic Technology;
- Technical skills: ability to set up test equipment as defined by a documented Test Procedure.
- Communication skills: ability to receive messages by telephone, in person, electronically and in writing; ask questions and rephrase statements to clarify meaning; ability to read, interpret and comprehend complex written and verbal instructions; communicate across organizational levels; ability to communicate with quality, integrity and respect in a way that inspires others and encourages innovation and possibilities; proficient English reading level to understand technical terminology used within the organization;
- Math skills: ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio and percent
- Computer skills: exposure to a networked environment using a Windows and/or Windows like interface using Microsoft office suite; ability to use Enterprise-wide information systems such as SAP and drawing-viewing programs
- Time Management & Organizational skills: flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintain confidentiality;
- Excellence Behaviors: remain engaged, proactive and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be fully accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors and conversations to what matters most; bring out the best in others and recognize the value in every person’s contributions; ability to work independently being proactive to resolve work issues or notify supervisor of resources needed; ability to coordinate with other employees and as part of a team.