Electrical Test Engineer

The Role

Staff Electrical Design Test Engineer will lead full life cycle development of automated test equipment, for OCS 1 battery programs.  The position is based in Reno/Tahoe, Nevada.

Responsibilities

  • Set the standard of technical and leadership excellence for the team.  You will be capable of executing any level of test design to lead from the front.
  • Develop innovative technologies for ultra-reliable testers, unit defect detection capabilities, and previously unimagined production rate scaling capabilities.
  • Participate in initial equipment conceptual development and carefully balance product specifications, process requirements, layout complexity, cost, and lead-time limits.
  • Able to define most efficient plan for testing, focusing on test time reduction and appropriate complexity to promptly release testers.
  • Design of electrical architecture, power processing equipment, and acquisition systems.
  • Designing hardware, sourcing components, developing schematics, managing layout, and testing prototypes to validate hardware.
  • Define test plans with hardware, mechanical, firmware, reliability, and safety design engineers from PCB, through module and fully assembled battery pack level.
  • Manage test changes and system upgrades without impacting production.
  • Train production and sustaining engineering to own test equipment.
  • Team leadership, mentoring growing engineering team.

Requirements

  • BSEE, MSEE, or PhD EE.
  • 7+ years of experience designing best in class electrical products and test automation systems.
  • Ability to lead projects and architect the overall system, working with mechanical, manufacturing, reliability, and software design teams.
  • Exceptional expertise in battery systems.
  • Deep understanding of electrical, sampling, and noise theory.
  • Solid experience with NI LabVIEW, Digital and Analog interfaces for high performance data acquisition and machine control.
  • Proficiency with design and process integration, and electromechanical / mechatronic systems.
  • Experience in deploying test machines in a large scale manufacturing environment, and ability to come up with rapid methods for scaling and duplication of test equipment.
  • Significant simulation experience with SPICE and MATLAB.
  • Experience in leading schematic entry and PCB layout using Altium.  Strong depth in design for EMC, reliability, and manufacturability.
  • Experience creating technical specifications for automated manufacturing equipment.
  • Remain engaged, proactive and positive in tough circumstances, owning assignments and taking full accountability for overall team success.
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