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Manufacturing Test Technician - Ashaway, RI

Ashaway, RI

Job Description

Under the direction and guidance of the Production Supervisor, the Test Technician tests, troubleshoots, repairs and modifies developmental and production mechanical, electronic and fiber optic components, parts, equipment and systems. Primary focus is in the areas of signal conditioning electronics, network based telemetry systems, electronic instrumentation, test equipment, etc. Reads work instructions, engineering drawings, sketches, and test procedures to determine assembly and test methods for electrical, fiber optic and mechanical components.

Responsible for performing functions associated with all manufacturing operations, including working with engineers in set-up and calibration tasks, as well as performing rework and quality testing related to the production of parts, components, subassemblies, and final assemblies. Uses sophisticated programs to collect and evaluate operation data to conduct on-line adjustments to products, instruments, or equipment. Determines and may assist in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process. Works with engineers in conduction experiments.

Essential Functions:
• Conducts functional and continuity tests of electrical and optical assemblies, components, and harnesses using ohmmeters, oscilloscopes, and other test equipment.
• Recommend changes in test procedures and test specifications to improve performance and functional testing of production or prototype components.
• Set up standard test apparatus or devises test equipment and circuitry to conduct functional, operational, environmental, and life tests to evaluate performance and reliability of prototype or production model per test procedures.
• Assist engineers in troubleshooting of failed production or prototype components under their direction and guidance.
• Draw on expertise from Mechanical and Electronics Engineers, where needed, to assist with relevant parts of the project.
• Responsible for following product test procedures, equipment operation and sound safety practices as documented in the company’s quality system manual.
• Promote cordial relationships and foster and maintain a favorable business profile with customers, suppliers, co-workers, industry and professional associations, government agencies and the local community.

Technical/Functional skills:
Education/Experience/Licenses etc.: Qualifications:
• Willing to travel on occasion
• Employee must be eligible for a US Secret Clearance
• Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 4 years of prior relevant experience or 2 years post- Secondary/Associates Degree with 0 to 2 years of prior related experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:
• US Secret Clearance

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