• Quality Engineering Lab Technician

    Job Locations US-IL-Niles
    Job ID
    2019-1291
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Manager of Corporate Quality Labs, the Sr. Quality Technician is responsible for planning and implementation of advanced electrical, mechanical, audio, and environmental tests of current and new product designs. Provides guidance and training to lower-level technicians.

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct tests for stated criteria, involving mechanical, electrical, audio, environmental and electromechanical functions.
    • Perform testing on prototypes, components, sub-assemblies, existing and competitor products.
    • Assist in evaluating of test results and determining if products are in conformance.
    • Troubleshoot issues with test fixtures, components, and products.
    • Perform assembly processes on fixtures and products such as soldering, de-soldering, wire stripping, cutting, and harnessing.
    • Analyze data using appropriate software tools such as Excel or Minitab and present it in a clear manner.
    • Prepare formal and informal tests reports.
    • Contribute to Failure Analysis efforts with test results.
    • Assist Blue Ribbon Teams with planning of product qualification.
    • Participate in the development of new laboratory processes and procedures as required.
    • Plan and maintain lab facilities for maximum efficiencies.
    • Assist in planning, procurement, assembly and implementation of test equipment.
    • Assist in analyzing equipment failures.
    • Design, fabricate and modify test equipment and fixtures for testing of prototypes, components, sub-assemblies, existing and competitor products.
    • Perform routine maintenance of test equipment/instruments to maintain accuracy, precision and fitness for use.
    • Order equipment and parts needed to maintain and repair equipment.
    • Laboratory mentor for Quality Concepts, Statistical Techniques and Preventative/Corrective Action.
    • Assist with the training of new technicians.

    Qualifications

    • Associate’s degree in Electronics.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience working on assignments requiring judgment and initiative.
    • ASQ Certification as CQT or other applicable certification is strongly preferred.
    • Experience in troubleshooting issues with test fixtures, components, and products.
    • Skilled at performing assembly processes on fixtures and products such as soldering, de-soldering, wire stripping, cutting, and harnessing.
    • Requires the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Working knowledge of ISO 9000 and/or ISO 17025.
    • Basic knowledge of engineering sciences such as physics and mechanics.
    • Understanding of Electroacoustic test and measurement principals would be helpful.
    • Ability to use various mechanical, electrical and acoustical measurement devices.
    • Self-motivated and able to complete projects with strict guidelines.
    • Ability to determine methods and procedures on new assignments with little supervision.
    • Provide guidance to lower-level technicians.
    • Ability to remain current on developing technologies that may be applicable to product testing.
    • Computer literate to a trainer level in Microsoft office applications.
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
    • Must be able to work flexible hours.

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