Test Engineer in Carson, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/28/2024

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Test Engineer

Job Description

Test Engineer

The Test Engineer will design and develop test systems and software for performing in-process and final product testing.  

Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed. 

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. 

Our Facility in Carson, CA is our Engineered Products Group location, which houses our Human Machine Interface, Motion Control Device, Radiofrequency Departments.

Job Summary:

  • Position requires developing test systems and software for performing in-process and final product testing using RF sweepers, RF power meters, vector network analyzers (VNAs), spectrum analyzers and other related RF equipment. 
  • Designs automated tests systems including programming, fixtures and cabling required.
  • Programs microcontrollers and designs hardware interfaces.
  • Designs PCB layouts for microcontrollers as needed.
  • Performs production tests involving the understanding of engineering theory and interpretation of results in a high reliability (space) environment. Maintain test schedule.
  • Understand Customer MRB authority, documentation, and other requirements inherent in the high reliability environment.
  • Diagnose malfunctions or production problems on the basis of test results.
  • Perform trouble shooting and rework of complex items.
  • Report regularly to management and other stakeholders.
  • Complex box-level assembly work, test set up and documentation, other tasks which require special care in handling or other procedures which require good dexterity and facility in use of a variety of hand tools.
  • May set up or devise test procedures for new or limited-production items.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Programming experience in C, C++ required. Python and LabVIEW experience desired.
  • Familiarity with microcontroller programming and interfacing. Arduino experience desirable.
  • Familiarity with TCIP communications.
  • Familiar with RF measurement equipment and techniques
  • Perform RF Bench, Thermal Cycling, Vibration, and Passive Intermodulation on Spaceflight components in accordance with test procedures
  • Must be able to read and interpret test instructions, assembly instructions, and engineering drawings (blueprints)
  • Prepare test reports
  • Assemble critical spaceflight hardware
  • Minimum 2 years direct engineering experience, preferably within space or aerospace/defense test engineering industry
  • Participate in continuous process improvement activities
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Must complete all assigned paperwork as required.
  • Knowledge of basic electricity and electronics safety precautions.
  • Proficiency with computer usage and knowledge of Microsoft Office and ERP systems.

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Electrical Engineering or related field.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

23301 S. Wilmington Ave
Carson, California, 90745
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled