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Test Engineer

Company: Pacific Power Source, Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Position: Test Engineer (Irvine) Status: Full Time, Salary, Exempt Reports to: Operations Supervisor Job Summary The test engineer will perform related duties consisting of supporting all aspects of electronic products testing. Experience with power conversion equipment such as AC sources, solar inverters, or UPS systems is highly desirable. This position will utilize Visual Studio (C#) software programming under Windows in order to debug, modify, and create test software. The position also consists of maintaining/creating/modifying hardware and software for PCB and assembly level test fixtures. A strong background in electronic circuits and trouble-shooting is necessary in order to identify and correct test defects. This is a ---hands-on--- position that works closely with other departments including engineering, sales, and customer service. Work environment This job operates primarily in an air-conditioned electronics assembly and manufacturing work environment. Duties and Assignments Essential functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Support production test as needed for all products to resolve technical issues and assure that products pass all performance criteria. Aid other departments with technical problems as required. Design of simple to moderately complex analog and digital electronic circuits and also follow these designs through to implementation. Perform failure analysis and report on product issues to determine root cause of failures. Generate test instructions and documentation for Operations to more easily and accurately test products Maintain, modify, or develop C# code as needed to test Units, Assemblies, and Circuit boards. Maintain, modify, or develop test fixtures as needed to test Units, Assemblies, and Circuit boards. Troubleshoot Units, Assemblies, and Circuit boards and help train test technicians. Other Duties: This job description is not designed to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a Salaried, Exempt position. The weekly schedule will be Monday --- Friday, from approximately 8:00am to 5:00pm Pacific. Skills/Qualifications A solid working knowledge of software programming under Windows. Experience with Visual C# or Visual Studio development environment is highly desirable. Experience with integrating various types of test equipment into SW controlled fixtures. Knowledge of SCPI is desirable. Proficiency with common engineering design tools like schematic capture and board layout software (e.g. Protel, OrCad, Altium or equivalent). Experience with simulation software (Spice) is desirable. Ability to interact well with co-workers in all functional areas of the company, good inter-personal skills and a willingness to learn and share knowledge and experience with other employees. Good command of the English language. Strong written and oral communication skills with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and simple database applications Education/Experience Must have B.S.E.E. or equivalent formal schooling and 5 years' experience in the testing and or engineering support of electronic products. Familiarity with inverters, high power (2KW) switching amplifiers or AC power supplies is highly desirable. Experience in testing or engineering support of analog and digital power and control circuits is necessary. Work history must show a track record of progressive technical competency. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and push/pull carts with product. Lifting is required with single person lifting requirements limited to less than 35 pounds, in excess of that to be lifted using multi-person lift or lifting devices. Pacific Power Source is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Keywords: Pacific Power Source, Inc., Irvine , Test Engineer, Engineering , Irvine, California

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