Test Equipment Engineer, Sr.

March 10, 2024
Offerd Salary:$121,850 - $182,775
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Job Description


The Sr. Test Equipment Engineer designs, develops and implements cost- effective methods of testing and troubleshooting systems and equipment for all phases of product development and manufacturing. In this role, one supports the integration and testing of unmanned aircraft systems and payloads.

Position Responsibilities

  • Designs, develops, deploys, troubleshoots and upgrades test equipment used in testing PCBAs, sub-systems, and systems
  • This position requires C# / OOP software development using Visual Studio IDE. Experience in NI TestStand & LabVIEW is also required
  • Develops test plans, requirements/specifications and strategies
  • Analyzes, processes, and formats test results
  • Independently drives for results & consistently meets deliverables on projects with aggressive timelines
  • Works with diverse teams across multiple disciplines
  • Provides timely feedback to the product design team to improve the testability of design
  • Develop a variety of power conversion devices, motor control systems and avionics from early stages of design through final testing and manufacturing support
  • Execute functional, performance and environmental tests on avionics power & propulsion components
  • Uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Works on complex issues where analysis of data requires an in-depth evaluation of intangibles
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other team members (Team Lead)
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • B.S. degree in Electrical or Software Engineering is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Minimum of 8 – 12 years of experience in development test solutions used in a manufacturing production environment and experience with NI TestStand and LabVIEW or certified.
  • Experienced in writing Test Plans based on functional requirements and technical specifications
  • Experienced in writing bug reports and root-cause analyses
  • Ability to generate cost and lead time estimates based on different levels of specifications at different life cycle stages of a project
  • Comprehensive knowledge of engineering disciplines including mechanical and electrical design, material properties, and test instrumentation
  • Strong proficiency in planning, writing, and executing test specifications
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of various manual and automated testing methodologies at all stages of product development
  • Strong testing knowledge & ability to use latest testing technology and standards
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • M.S. degree preferred
  • Experience designing PXI based test system with NI TestStand as test executive, LabVIEW as ADE
  • National Instruments LabVIEW & TestStand Architect Certified (preferred)
  • Radio Frequency (RF) test experience preferred
  • Experienced in Object Oriented Programming (C# programming using Visual Studio IDE a plus)
  • Exercises sound judgement in selecting methods, techniques & evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Strong quality, risk quantification, and technical leadership skills
  • Possesses effective problem resolution, judgment & decision making skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
  • Focused on teamwork, collaboration and putting the success of the team above one's own interests
  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment (Constant)
  • Required to sit and stand for long periods (Frequent)
  • Required to talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
  • Able to lift up to 10 lbs. and carry objects of varying sizes and shapes (Occasional)
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $121,850 - $182,775

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www. avinc.com/myavbenefits.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. avinc.com to learn more about us.

    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizenship required. Must be willing to work on government contracts and have the ability to obtain a security clearance.

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