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ATE - Test Engineer - Northamptonshire

Salary: £36000 - £44000 per annum
Location: Northamptonshire
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Electronics


Job Title: ATE - Test Engineer - C# OR VB
Company: Technology Manufacturing
Location: Towcester
Salary: £36,000 to £44,000

The role
Required to perform test engineering activities within the photonic components Pilot Line product development and manufacturing team. This team develops and manufactures packaged transmitters and receivers for high bit rate optical communication systems.
The company
Highly specialized business with a global customer base in the telecommunications, industrial, consumer electronics, medical and science industries.
The job consists in designing and commissioning automated test equipment (ATEs) for optoelectronics components (Lasers, Modulators, Detectors, and Photonic Integrated Circuits).
The ideal candidate has experience in writing software for automating test measurements for optical components. Will join the existing Product Development and Pilot Line Manufacturing team contributing to the development and introduction to manufacture of new packaged components for optical transmission systems.
The role will involve;
Input to the design of new products, by establishing automated test measurements for prototyped components.
Development of test methods and automated test equipment that can be transferred into manufacture to enable production of new designs.
A close link with the NPI and manufacturing teams will be required to ensure products & process are designed to be manufactured within the tolerance capabilities of designated manufacturing equipment.
Responsible for designing and implementing automated test solutions covering all aspects of the process including software, firmware and hardware.
Identifying and implementing improvement activities to maximise capital efficiency (test time reduction, re-test rate reduction…),
Technician training and process documentation (test instructions) management.
Skills and qualifications
HND in Electronics or equivalent in any scientific or technology based subject
Any text based programming language
Ability of understanding analog and digital electronic schematics
C#, VB
Instrument automation via GPIB, RS-232, USB…
National Instruments products (Teststand, LabWindows)
Knowledge of Epson Robot (or any other robotic system) is an asset
EXPERIENCE (desirable):
Experienced working with opto-electronics devices (laser, modulators, detectors etc)
Micro-processor architecture and firmware
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET or Matlab or C

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