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Test Engineer

Test Engineer

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US-CA-Los Angeles
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Revised JD for Test Engineer.



Come join one of the fastest growing firms in the US!

We are seeking a Test Engineer who will drive the development of industry leading test processes and systems that will differentiate EcoSense’s production capabilities in speed to market, Build to Order manufacturing accuracy and product quality.


In this critical role, you will utilize your electrical engineering skills to review Product Requirements (PRD) and propose comprehensive test plans that cover all phases of product development and mass production (EVT thru MP).   Using strong analytical and problem solving skills, the Test Engineer will guide critical decision making for the organization. The ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams is extremely important.


Our company is not focused on irrelevant rules and wasteful processes.  Instead we value and reward specific behaviors aligned with our culture and company objectives.  We value the ability to collaborate, learn and provide the freedom necessary for each person to do their work, with the expectation that we will get high performance in return.


The Test Engineer will have strong and effective communications skills to coordinate with a cross-functional team to meet very aggressive performance, cost and schedule goals.  These communication skills will be critical when partnering with outside resources for design, prototyping, and construction of Automated Test Equipment (ATE) for electronic subassemblies and finished goods.


We want someone to come in and roll up their sleeves and get results, so a hands-on Test Engineer is a must.  The Test Engineer will collaborate with internal project teams and external suppliers to ensure, performance, safety, and quality requirements are designed into every Test and Validation System introduced to production.



  • Cradle to grave ownership over test strategies, systems development, implementation, and ensuring coverage effectiveness.
  • Interpret Product Requirements (PRD) and technical performance requirements to develop test strategies.
  • Develop statement of work (SOW) for outsourced suppliers
  • Work with outsourced supplier to develop systems diagrams, parts lists, wiring lists/diagrams, troubleshooting procedures, and user manuals/instructions.
  • Ownership for the Design and production validation of automated test systems for PCBA and FG level systems.
  • Work with outsourced suppliers to design electrical interface test adapters, test fixtures and cable assemblies.
  • Develop automation software using Labview for custom automated test systems; beginning at new product prototyping (EVT) phases for new design characterization, thru development (DVT) for production system development, and implementation of the production systems during the pilot phase (PVT) at the factory floor.
  • Ownership of effective test systems implementation and sustained operation and performance throughout the product life cycle at supplier factory locations in China and Mexico; provide training to the factory technical staff, ensure continuous data collection and monitoring through the implementation of Cpk analysis for all key parameters for real time and weekly review, refine control limits over the first six months of mass production and monitor on-going trends, provide quick response ongoing sustaining technical support to prevent production line stoppage, and manage equipment calibration process.

Other support responsibilities:

  • RMA support, review field returns related to electrical failures to screen for possible test escapes to improve test coverage and disposition for design, manufacturing, and supplier components
  • Sustaining product support, review requests for alternate components for paper spec considerations and provide EE team with suggested considerations and input on risk
  • Other support task as required from time to time


  • Education: BSEE, BSEET or equivalent. (MSEE is a plus.)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Test Engineering or a related field. (LED Lighting products, power supplies, and power conversion systems preferred)
  • Project management experience using MS Projects a plus.
  • Ability to generate electrical schematics, wire lists, bill of material and similar design documentation.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in developing automated test equipment (ATE)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in ATE software programming using LabVIEW
  • Experience with programming in C, C++, Visual Basic, and test executive applications a plus.
  • Experience using AC/DC power sources, electronic loads, hipot testers, power meters and general electrical lab test equipment such as DMMs, oscilloscopes, etc.
  • Experience using and troubleshooting test equipment communication protocols such as GPIB (IEEE 488.2), RS-232, RS-485, and I2C.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Effectively presents ideas to peers, management and outside suppliers. (Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese speaker is a plus.)
  • Must be self-motivated, organized and able to manage time effectively.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Office tools such as Project, Word, Excel, Visio and Power Point.