Engineer II, Automated Test (Contract)

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This is a contract position for 12 months. The Automated Test Engineer assists in the design of electronic and acoustical production test fixtures and systems to test the functionality of company products in all production facilities.


  • 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.
  • Assists in the construction of functional test fixtures, which entails soldering wires/connectors, and populating printed circuit board components.
  • Provides technical support to production facilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering/Engineering Technology, or a related field.
  • Basic competency of audio, acoustical, and RF principles including analog circuitry, digital circuitry, and digital systems.
  • Knowledge of RF communications and RF circuitry is a plus.
  • Experience with common measurement instruments (digital oscilloscopes, audio analyzers, RF spectrum analyzers, RF generators, etc.).
  • Basic competency with commonly used programming languages (C, C++, Java) and Windows operating systems. Note: the ability to program proficiently is not required, but is recommended.
  • Knowledge of Visual Basic / C# .NET or Labview is a plus.
  • Knowledge of embedded systems and programming is a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Candidates with relevant experience will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.


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