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Test Engineer

Company: True North Consulting LLC
Location: Boulder
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

As a Test Engineer you will work as part of the engineering team to test cutting edge antenna prototypes and products. The ability to design and review data for automated tests is a critical aspect of this position that will aid in the transition of prototypes to full production. Test automation will be performed using the Python programming language paired with off the shelf equipment and custom hardware as needed. You will analyze collected data and provide recommendations, helping your team seek out and eliminate flaws in design and manufacturing. You will also have a key role in reviewing the flow and planned artifacts of production test procedures to ensure that tests are performed in logical sequence and address the correct performance and process metrics. Creativity and critical thinking are required to implement effective testing in an advanced technology environment with rapid transition to efficient manufacturing. Our product line includes passive antennas, phased-array systems and active antennas used in advanced radar and communications systems. Our company produces antennas for both government and commercial customers. Our environment provides endless opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who strive for it. Our company offers all employees four weeks of PTO each year, flex scheduling, tuition reimbursement, 6% 401k match, and a no-monthly-premium healthcare option. Our company is an equal employment opportunity employer. What You Can Expect

  • A fast-paced cross-disciplinary environment that requires excellent communication skills and a strong desire to take an active role in a team
  • Mentors and peers you can seek out to tackle problems cooperatively
  • Team members who will challenge you - and an expectation that you will challenge them
  • Work given to you in areas you have never studied or experienced; we need you to be open and eager to develop skills in new areas
  • A workplace where you will always have the tools you need to get the job done
  • To get your hands dirty working with team testing company products Required Education and Experience
    • Must have US Citizenship and ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or Math disciplines or equivalent
    • Experience writing test plans and procedures based on product specifications
    • Test automation using test equipment including power supplies, digital multi-meters, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, RF spectrum analyzers, and thermal chambers
    • Writing, running, and reporting the results from automated tests
    • Experience with a production test environment and optimizing test coverage vs test time
    • Experience programing with a scripting language such as Python
    • Experience in testing devices and hardware that operate at radio frequencies
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey findings and possible solutions to peers, management, and customers
    • Participation in requirement and design reviews
    • A desire to find, explore, and solve new and challenging problems
    • Comfortable in a lab environment
    • A resiliency to fail fast and often Preferred Education and Experience
      • 2-4 years industry experience in electronic product testing
      • Experience with Military standards testing, including MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810, DO-160, DO-178, DO-254
      • Proficient in programming with Python
      • Past experience with generating electrical schematics (Altium Designer a plus)
      • Past experience with reading mechanical drawings
      • Prior experience with antenna testing, including radiation pattern measurements in near- and far-field chambers Supervisory Responsibility This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities. This job operates in a professional office and laboratory environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers and photocopiers, as well as specialized test equipment such as vector network analyzers, signal generators, and spectrum analyzers. Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift lab equipment, open cabinets, and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week. Typical office hours include Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, however these hours will vary based on workload and the manager's discretion. This job may require more than 40 hours of work per week as the need arises. Travel Travel as required to test labs and demonstrations. No international travel is anticipated.

Keywords: True North Consulting LLC, Boulder , Test Engineer, Engineering , Boulder, Colorado

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