MANUFACTURING TEST ENGINEER
- Designs, implements, and maintains test processes in an industrial plant.
- Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing test methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials, assembly processes, test equipment capabilities, test methods, and quality control standards.
- Prepares manufacturing documentation, including process flow charts and test procedures for use in manufacturing.
- Performs debugging and troubleshooting efforts on defective items; works with Quality Engineering to drive root cause / corrective action activities.
- Transitions new products into production (NPI); works closely with manufacturing personnel through the initial build.
- Analyzes and plans production test environments, designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency and workflow.
- Confers with engineering concerning product design to ensure Design for Testability (DFT) and Design for Inspection (DFI) methods are incorporated into the design.
- Confers with vendors to arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
- Estimates production test times, staffing requirements, and other costs related to the manufacturing process; improves the test process to meet business goals.
- BS degree in Industrial, Manufacturing, or Electrical Engineering or related technical field with 10+ years’ relevant work experience; or a BS degree with 5+ years of experience.
- Familiar with electrical test equipment such as multimeters, signal generators, and oscilloscopes.
- Ability to obtain a US Government security clearance. . Security clearances are granted to U.S. citizens.
- Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma manufacturing principles with experience implementing these principles (problem solving, waste reduction, value stream mapping, 5S, just-in-time delivery), and the application of statistical methods in manufacturing..
- Experience with LabView is a plus.
- A critical thinker who can effectively collaborate with co-workers and drive change
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- Must be willing to lift up to 25 pounds, occasional bending.