Systems Technician

API Technologies Corp. - Marlborough, MA (30+ days ago)

Job Details
Ability to troubleshoot and analyze failures using electronic test equipment and software.
Proficient at reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or written work instructions for assembling electronic units.
At least 3 years of experience with RF component products and testing preferred
Experience with RF network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, noise figure meters as well as power meters preferred.
Should have good knowledge of electronic circuits and principles.
Proven problem-solving skills.
Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS office suite required.
Working knowledge of electronic theory and components.
Tests simple to complex electronic and electro-mechanical sub-assemblies, power supplies and control modules using standard hand-held and automated test equipment. Troubleshoot issues and collaborate with manufacturing engineers to find resolution.
Sets up and performs bench, component, and system level tests.
Adjusts or replaces defective or improperly functioning circuitry or electronic components using hand tools or soldering iron.
Disassembly, rework, and re-assembly of electronic assemblies and sub-assemblies. Assists with creation of written test procedures for new assemblies.
Provide engineering support or recommendations for new or existing equipment with regard to installation, upgrades, or enhancements.
May perform preventative maintenance and/or monitor calibration of equipment to ensure equipment is properly calibrated prior to use.
Technical skills include calibration, environmental testing, & soldering skills.
Ability to reason through problems and resolve them to the customer’s satisfaction using information and tools available.
Must be able to read and understand schematics, assembly drawings and test / calibration procedures
Ability to root cause analysis so that corrective actions can be implemented.
Experience with PC based application to include Microsoft Office Package and email.
Soldering skills – Solder, de-solder surface mount, traces on pcb’s
Knowledge of ESD
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Professional and strong verbal/written communication skills

A Test Systems Technician examines parts for conformance with dimensional specifications, using precision measuring instruments. They will provide technical support to Computer System and Test Engineers by constructing, maintaining and repairing test systems.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

To inspect, measure and test using electronic measuring equipment and microscope
To determine if machines and equipment are processing electrical circuit cards according to company standards
Analyze test results using engineering specifications and calculator
Write report on equipment repair or recalibration recommendations as well as any operator procedure violations
Assist engineers in: running experiments, creating documentation and operational methods sheets for production test equipment
Maintain system for Y2K compliance and tag all equipment appropriately

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

OTHER Duties & Responsibilities: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required; other duties may be assigned.

Troubleshoot and repair electronic circuit cards to ensure conformance with specifications
Mechanical assembly of automated test systems to include: drilling and tapping holes, mounting test equipment and routing cable harnesses
Creates test systems wiring harness from electrical schematics
Wire and configure various customer equipment for testing in the EMC department
Wire and repair production test fixtures
Build and repair RD coaxial cabling assemblies
Run custom product verification tests in the lab

Minimum Required Qualifications:
Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Technology or equivalent AND
1+ years of experience as a quality inspector or technician

Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates and Licenses: None required

Electrical background
Mechanical aptitude
Experience in testing processes
Computer spreadsheet knowledge

dESIRED Qualifications:
Electrical background
Mechanical aptitude
Experience in testing processes
Computer spreadsheet knowledge

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a manufacturing position.

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer. By signing below the incumbent acknowledges that she/he has reviewed and is familiar with the contents of this job description.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.