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663-Automated Systems Testing


PDS Tech Commercial is looking for a Test and Evaluation Engineer for our Client in Sylmar, CA

Job Description

Position Responsibilities:
• Support inspection and test of bare cells, subassemblies, panels and arrays.
• Prepare new test system, software design documents, validation plans/reports, and make effective presentations to internal Technology Change Review Board and customers.
• Generate test procedures, develop/maintain/update test software.
• Work with Tooling Engineers to design appropriate test support fixtures.
• Translate customer specifications and manufacturing drawings into documentation for efficient test execution to validate conformance to performance requirements.
• Provide timely resolution of test execution issues; coordinate with Test Operations Leads as required to ensure technicians are properly trained on new test methodologies and equipment.
• Conduct Test and Equipment Readiness Reviews for both internal and external customers; work with suppliers as needed to generate the necessary data to support reviews.
• Participate in troubleshooting and interpreting of test results and in DFMAT reviews.
• Participate in and/or lead root cause/corrective action implementation efforts to resolve test execution or equipment issues as needed.
• Adopt an entrepreneurial mindset to identify and execute continuous improvement and/or breakthrough new test procedures and systems to improve quality, reduce cost, or provide market advantage.
• Provide technical support as needed to the marketing team, suppliers and customers.
• Develop and maintain software to support required to command and control functionality for airborne searchlight & gimbal systems, automation of production processes, and data collection/management for product build/characterization/inspection/test for both Solar Products and Illumination Systems product lines.
• Participate in factory automation, PCB/PCBA design, or MOVPE/wafer process improvement/issue resolution efforts.
This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at the listed location.
Work Authorization:
The position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a US Person as defined by 22 C.F.R. 120.15 is required. US Person includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, or equivalent work experience.
• 3+ years experience working with National Instruments hardware and LabVIEW programming language.
• 3+ years of experience setting up equipment and performing tests on various products and assemblies using manual, semi-automatic, and/or automated test devices.
• 3+ years of experience in developing software for test applications.
• 3+ years of experience reading and understanding engineering drawings and schematics.
• 3+ years of experience delivering priorities in a fast-paced environment.
• Experience, and at least considered an intermediate user, with office tools such Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
• 5+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• 5+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Demonstrated experience as a quick learner; able to assess inputs from a variety of sources and provide clear and concise decisions and dispositions in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
• Experience in working both independently and as part of a team
• Hands-on experience in assembling/testing electronic components and/or conducting environmental tests.
• Hands-on experience in building/wiring/troubleshooting electro-mechanical assemblies and associated control software.
• PCB design experience, inclusive of logic circuits and programming
• Familiarity with semiconductor processing, solar cell devices, material characterization and analytical techniques.
• Familiarity with gated approach to product & process development and Aerospace industry material and qualification requirements (such as AIAA-S-111/112, NASA-STD-6016, and/or equivalent ECSS standards).
• Familiarity with developing and/or identifying and implementing targeted process automation or other continuous improvement initiatives for both production and production support environments.
• Knowledge of statistical analysis, statistical process control, lean principles.

Pay Details: $88.00 to $110.00 PER HOUR

Benefit offerings available for our associates include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, additional voluntary benefits, EAP program, commuter benefits and a 401K plan. Our benefit offerings provide employees the flexibility to choose the type of coverage that meets their individual needs. In addition, our associates may be eligible for paid leave including Paid Sick Leave or any other paid leave required by Federal, State, or local law, as well as Holiday pay where applicable.

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The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records subject to federal contractor requirements and/or security clearance requirements.

Job Number: US_EN_33_022202_2160545
Job Location: Sylmar, CA
Rate: 88-110
Per Diem: --
Overtime: --
Duration: indef
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 09/14/2023
Last Updated: 09/24/2023
Address: P O BOX 619820
City, State: DALLAS, TX 75261-9820
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Website: Go To PDS Tech Commercial Website

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