This position is within the Engineering Test and Supportability team, reporting to the Test Engineering Manager. Performs extremely complex assembly or modification tasks on electronic and mechanical components, subassemblies and systems. May provide technical support for Engineers working in a research or design/development environment. Works from engineering design drawings, diagrams, schematics and/or verbal written instruction to perform a variety of assignments of moderate complexity including layout, test and troubleshooting of electronic subsystems or systems.
Assembles, disassembles, modifies, reworks and repairs various engineering prototype, preproduction and production subassemblies, assemblies and complete electrical and mechanical systems by interpreting schematic diagrams, assembly drawings, process sheets, verbal instructions or other specifications. Inspects results to ensure conformance with requirements using precision measuring equipment and performs rework as needed.
Collaborates with engineers by providing guidance and suggestions in most efficient and effective assembly methods through learned best practices.
Comfortable following instructions and working side by side team members in the development, design and fabrication of simple to complex test fixtures, switch boxes, test harnesses and automated test stations.
Proficient with using small hand tools and complex tooling (i.e., soldering irons, hot plates, drills, band saw, manual punches/presses)
Performs complex rework. This includes repairing printed wiring board circuits, cuts and jumpers, drilling, epoxy repair of circuit cards, installing/removing SMT components, performing work using a microscope, etc.
Fabricates complex assemblies utilizing build-to-print skills to meet engineering and prototype requirements.
Troubleshoots, debugs, tests and performs measurements on a variety of electronics equipment requiring the effective use of equipment such as oscilloscopes, generators, amplifiers, network analyzers, and multimeters.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
Requires a High School Diploma or equivalency or equivalent and min. of four (4) to six (6) years of directly related experience.
Must achieve specified solder certifications in various assembly/soldering techniques per Company standards.
Interpret and use wire lists, schematic diagrams, assembly drawings and work from verbal instructions.
Ability to make complex assemblies utilizing build-to-print skills.
Use measurement tools and devices such as using micrometers and calipers.
Ability to perform simple to moderate electrical and RF testing.
Cross-train and instruct other assembly positions.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must be eligible to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship.
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