Sr. Test Technologist

Curtis Instruments
235 E Airway Blvd,
Livermore, CA 94551
United States

Private Sector
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
To $80,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

 At Curtis, our design engineers develop the next generation of motor controllers that lead the industry for material handling and golf carts. Our existing controller offerings have battery voltages ranging from 24V to 144V, and load currents from 50A to 1000A. Our team is growing as we increase the battery voltage levels up to 400V.
Job Requirements

2-year technical degree or equivalent experience and training in a related discipline.
5+ years of related experience in an R&D environment.
Demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
Electronic: Demonstrated ability to build, test and troubleshoot circuitry. Ability to apply circuit analog and digital electronics theory, principles of electronic circuits and fundamentals of electronics testing procedures. Ability to modify or build simple designs with little or no help. Ability to troubleshoot to the component level. Knowledge of electronic assembly and packaging methods. Knowledge of ESD principles and practices.
Software: Ability to independently apply, comment and modify existing ā€œCā€ and assembly language programs. Familiar with use of emulators, logic analyzers and software debugging tools. Ability to create new model test programs from existing programs. Understand and use good software design practices through simulations, flowcharts and data flow diagrams.
Mechanical: Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical assembly techniques and a strong mechanical aptitude. Proficient skills in small machine and hand tool operation. Principles of mechanical fastening techniques, sheet metal and machine operation. Light sheet metal fabrication experience for making panels and boxes. Ability to build simple mechanical assemblies and fixtures from sketches with little or no supervision.
Effective verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills
Accuracy and good organizational skills
Mathematic ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram or schedule form
PC literate with experience in MS Office and databases

What you will do:

Perform configuration changes and maintenance of software and hardware for new model releases. The task includes electric and/or mechanical modification, repair, periodic checking/charging of all battery power systems and all preventative maintenance procedures, and the creation of schematics from basic documentation.
Build, troubleshoot and test controller prototypes, sub-assemblies and complete testers.
Perform functional analysis of the correct operation of test systems in accordance with engineering specifications and design criteria.
Evaluate technical requirements for components, equipment and test systems.
Specify and procure system and circuit components, laboratory materials and equipment.
Design, build, document and provide procedures for repetitive testing of components used in new production circuitry.
Provide design details where lacking and recommend modifications to designs as required.
Prepare instructional guides for repairing, calibrating and maintaining equipment and test systems.
Perform experimental testing on components from verbal or written instructions.
Compile and maintain data taken from test operations. Maintain records and documentation using company computer networks.
Responsible to assist in programming, set up and operation of computer based data acquisition equipment.
Responsible to operate, and maintain electronic test equipment including oscilloscopes, multimeters, signal generators, power supplies and digital device programmers.
Responsible to test and debug embedded microprocessor based electronic systems. Familiarity with use of emulators, logic analyzers and software debugging tools a plus.
Curtis Instruments
katharina saghi
235 E Airway Blvd,
Livermore CA 94551
United States

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