The most important thing we build is trust

US-California-San Diego
Date Posted
14 Aug 2017

: Test Technician

: San Diego, CA


Perform the set-up, calibration, testing and set-up troubleshooting as stated in the developed test specifications and procedures; utilize electronic ERP System; perform manual and ATE testing; prepare technical data packages; assist in failure analysis by recording SPC data; may assist in the selection and set-up of specialized test equipment; performs work of low to medium complexity. 


Test electronic components, assemblies and sub-assemblies to established frequencies; set-up and calibrate test stations. 

Perform in-process and final electronic verification test according to written test procedures using test equipment such as a frequency counter, network and scalar analyzers, oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer and function generator.       

Assist in corrective actions as necessary to improve product yield.         

Troubleshoot test station, perform system calibration and troubleshoot components of the test station, such as cables, connectors and other perifals; maintain records and logs as required.         

Record and review electronic test data using manual or computer generated techniques.         

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.


One (1) year in an electronic environment working with Radio Frequency/Microwave experience; detail-oriented with good manual and eye dexterity (precise) with ability to discern color; Certificate in Electronics Technology; or, Associate’s degree in Electronic Technology, a plus;        

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.

May be required to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship.

Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

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US-California-San Diego
Microelectronic Solutions
June Layng
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