Electronics Test Engineer

05 May 2017
02 Jun 2017
Martyn Hudson
Contract Type
Full Time

* Support production test techniques for a diverse range of RF magnetron, solid-state, analogue, digital and computer based products, with a proactive team based approach.
* Ensure test related manufacturing helpdesk issues are resolved without undue delay, including root cause analysis and technical report writing where applicable.
* Review and approve production test specifications.
* Take a lead part in the change process, ensuring approval of all test related changes and that manufacturing data is current and correct.
* Define standard test times and their input to the MRP system, including annual review and update.
* Attend development design reviews, promote DFM, and test readiness.
* Attend software release meetings and the introduction of software updates within production, including maintenance of the production software library.
* Support the resolution of production software issues (both test and deliverable software).
* Support and maintain production test equipment and fixtures, including test fixture development.
* Provide test equipment training, including guidance for daily maintenance and care.
* Maintain test equipment calibration records within the MRP system, including the availability of equipment due for calibration (internal and external).
* Engage with development to broaden personal test knowledge and skills, including personal research.
* Provide a dynamic, diverse, conscientious and proactive team based approach within the organisation.
* Work closely with vendors, procurement, quality, development, etc; including some off site working.
* Any other tasks associated with above.


* Strong experience within an active Test Support role
* Industry experience more relevant than academic qualifications, but Degree or HND in an electronic discipline would be desirable.
* Have a high standard of transferable skills to deliver test support from the outset.
* Working knowledge of test equipment and developing test solutions and test fixtures.
* Ability to test and fault-find complex electronic equipment to discreet component level.
* Working knowledge of RF, magnetron, microwave, analogue, digital, and computer based products.
* Working knowledge of RF solid-state products would be an advantage.
* Have proven ability to understand complex schematic circuit diagrams, technical drawings, product manufacture and manufacturing techniques.
* Working knowledge of Quality Assurance, Configuration and Process Controls.
* Analytical approach to problem solving with strong numeracy, literacy and report writing skills.
* Good inter-personnel skills with the ability to communicate at all levels and engage staff.
* Self-motivated, calm under pressure, creative and forward thinking.
* Experience and evidence of driving KPI improvements.
* Ability to plan, prioritise your own work and make decisions.
* Flexible at all times, particularly when deadlines need to be met.
* Excellent IT skills.
* Experienced in improving Line Performance, Lean Techniques and Continuous Improvements desirable but not essential.