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Sr. ATE Engineer - RF/LabView

Job Description

The Senior Automated Test Engineer designs and develops electronic and acoustical production test fixtures and systems to test the functionality of company products in all production facilities.


  • Creates manufacturing test strategies appropriate to new product technology and manufacturing process flows.
  • Mentors and guides less experienced ATE engineers.
  • Leads and manages test development activities on small projects.
  • Develops written test plans based on new product requirements and product schematics.
  • Develops new test capabilities using off-the-shelf solutions, software-defined test instrumentation, or custom-designed hardware.
  • Designs signal paths and switching circuits for functional test fixtures and test systems.
  • Creates and maintains schematics, bills of materials, test specifications, and other necessary documentation to support test systems and fixtures.
  • Creates and maintains functional test programs to automate test equipment measurements, signal path switching, and product control.
  • Provides basic electrical verification and troubleshooting of test fixtures, components, and test racks (continuity, voltages, etc.).
  • Troubleshoots measurement issues such as voltage levels, RF (radio frequency) output power, RF and audio frequency response, RF sensitivity, and noise floor.
  • Analyzes the reliability and capability of test fixtures, software, and systems, using statistical tools.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of software instrument drivers for test equipment and other custom-designed instrumentation.
  • Provides technical support to production facilities.

Job Requirements

Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering/Engineering Technology, or a related field.
  • 5 or more years’ of related experience working with audio, acoustical, and RF principles including analog circuitry, digital circuitry, and digital systems.
  • Knowledge of RF communications and RF circuitry is a plus.
  • 5 or more years’ experience working with common measurement instruments (digital oscilloscopes, audio analyzers, RF spectrum analyzers, RF generators, etc.).
  • 2 years’ experience and programming proficiency with commonly used programming languages (C, C++, Java) and Windows operating systems.
  • Working knowledge of Visual Basic / C# .NET or Labview is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of embedded systems and programming is a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability or project management skills are a plus.

Job Snapshot

Location US-IL-Niles
Employment Type Contractor
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Engineering & Aerospace, Other
Other Compensation: Company paid Basic Life policy; other benefits avail.
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Company Overview

Column Engineering

Column Engineering has been in business since January 1, 2000 and was formed to provide software, hardware and mechanical engineering consulting services to the Midwest engineering community. Column Engineering provides experienced engineers capable of solving customer concerns related to the design, implementation and testing of computer-based systems. From R&D and Design Engineering to Manufacturing we can promptly and efficiently satisfy your staffing need whether it's contract, contract to perm or direct hire. Learn More

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Job Description

The Senior Automated Test Engineer designs and develops electronic and acoustical production test fixtures and systems to test the functionality of company products in all production facilities.


  • Creates manufacturing test strategies appropriate to new product technology and manufacturing process flows.
  • Mentors and guides less experienced ATE engineers.
  • Leads and manages test development activities on small projects.
  • Develops written test plans based on new product requirements and product schematics.
  • Develops new test capabilities using off-the-shelf solutions, software-defined test instrumentation, or custom-designed hardware.
  • Designs signal paths and switching circuits for functional test fixtures and test systems.
  • Creates and maintains schematics, bills of materials, test specifications, and other necessary documentation to support test systems and fixtures.
  • Creates and maintains functional test programs to automate test equipment measurements, signal path switching, and product control.
  • Provides basic electrical verification and troubleshooting of test fixtures, components, and test racks (continuity, voltages, etc.).
  • Troubleshoots measurement issues such as voltage levels, RF (radio frequency) output power, RF and audio frequency response, RF sensitivity, and noise floor.
  • Analyzes the reliability and capability of test fixtures, software, and systems, using statistical tools.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of software instrument drivers for test equipment and other custom-designed instrumentation.
  • Provides technical support to production facilities.

Job Requirements

Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering/Engineering Technology, or a related field.
  • 5 or more years’ of related experience working with audio, acoustical, and RF principles including analog circuitry, digital circuitry, and digital systems.
  • Knowledge of RF communications and RF circuitry is a plus.
  • 5 or more years’ experience working with common measurement instruments (digital oscilloscopes, audio analyzers, RF spectrum analyzers, RF generators, etc.).
  • 2 years’ experience and programming proficiency with commonly used programming languages (C, C++, Java) and Windows operating systems.
  • Working knowledge of Visual Basic / C# .NET or Labview is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of embedded systems and programming is a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability or project management skills are a plus.
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