Test Engineering Manager Digital Signal
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Become an elite member of a fast growing, highly motivated team and contribute to truly cutting edge technology. At Digital Signal Corporation (DSC), we develop breakthrough technology solutions. The Company is composed of scientists, engineers, software experts, and business leaders who invent, design, and supply solutions to industry and government. We are seeking highly motivated and dedicated individuals who are interested in solving challenging problems and work well in a fast paced environment.
DSC is rapidly growing and we have an opportunity for a Test Engineering Manager in our manufacturing group at our Chantilly, VA location. Qualified candidates must be able to work well in a small company atmosphere and have excellent communication skills.
The Test Engineering Manager will lead a group to define, document, develop, and implement test stations and their supporting programs for DSC?s manufacturing processes, allowing for the proper testing, data collection, troubleshooting, and repair of our advanced optical systems and sub-assemblies.
DSC product designs include a variety of complex and advanced technologies including Lasers, sensors, cameras, fiber optics, electronics, and software; therefore knowledge & experience within those fields, along with the ability to grasp the functionality requirements for our advanced products, is required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Analyze requirements and system design documentation in order to assist in the development of performance test plans and strategies for products.
Help establish and implement strategies for improving manufacturing capacity, throughput, and yield improvements to meet all production needs. Ensures budget, schedules, and performance requirements are met while determining the optimum equipment necessary to meet objectives.
Write programs to facilitate the implementation and constructive utilization of automated test equipment and firmware download. Implement performance tests based on system understanding and the analysis of functional specifications.
Work closely with manufacturing and engineering managers to establish requirements for the test equipment operator interface, usability, and maintainability.
Develop and release test stations for our manufacturing processes so that the proper level of testing, data collection, troubleshooting, and repair can be achieved efficiently and with optimal process quality. Ensure the ability to report on metrics including first pass yield, re-test yield, and efficiency.
Ensure all test equipment is properly maintained and calibrated.
Identify performance bottlenecks throughout the system and make recommendations towards their elimination.
Review emergent product designs to identify potential design or test limitations.
Analyze design verification test results to accurately assess product quality and identify potential solutions to improve performance. Be an advocate for getting high performance designs incorporated upfront, and ensure the smooth integration of new products into production.
Work with our Supply Chain Group to ensure the proper implementation of CCA and sub-assembly tests performed at supplier locations. Have team members travel to contract manufacturers as required to establish, maintain, and improve upon parallel operations.
Identify functional problems, recommend solutions, and assist in the definition of internal quality control standards. Assist engineering and manufacturing in the diagnosis, troubleshooting, and resolution of performance issues.
Maintain test data for mining. Document and present performance test findings as required.
Provide leadership and management oversight for our test group; including goal setting and performance management. Assist individuals in carrying out development plans, and perform regular performance and development reviews.
Establish a program for training both professional staff and production operators in the use of developed test stations.
Continuously improve the effectiveness, efficiency and the responsiveness of the Test Engineering team to better meet both internal and external customer expectations.
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
BS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Masters preferred.
7 years in a test engineering or similar environment with 3 years in a technical leadership role directly leading engineers and technicians.
Experienced in test process evaluation and development along with DFT and DFM principles.
Accomplished in the MicroSoft Office suite, configuration management tools, and advanced ERP systems.
Familiarity with schematic capture and mechanical modeling tools, (i.e. OrCAD and SolidWorks).
Familiarity with the design of both digital and analog circuits.
Knowledge of computer interface protocols.
Knowledge of advanced languages commonly employed in firmware development.
Ability to lead the development, design, and construction of both off-the shelf and custom mechanical interface fixtures. These fixtures are to be reproducible on a large scale.
Prior experience in building up a manufacturing test engineering group.
Demonstrated ability to bring the proper resources to bear to define and solve technical issues in a timely manner. Must possess superior troubleshooting abilities.
Experience and knowledge of new product introduction cycles.
Strong statistical and analytical skills.
Experience with contract manufacturers in the testing of CCA?s and other electronic assemblies.
Ability to thrive working in a fast paced and expanding environment.
Very strong organization, multi-tasking, time management and documentation skills.
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Experience and knowledge of surface mount technologies.
Kaizen event experience.
Ability to frequently sit, reach within hands and arms length, climb, and crouch.
Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and use of computer monitor screens a great deal of time.
Frequently required to use office equipment such as PC, copier, etc.
Manual dexterity required to regularly work with small hand tools.
Individual?s primary workstation is located in the manufacturing/lab area.
The noise level in this environment ranges from low to moderate
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