Test Technician in Carson, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 11/24/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Test Technician

Position requires performing in-process and final product testing using RF sweepers, RF power meters, vector network analyzers (VNAs), spectrum analyzers and other related RF components, high power amplifiers, thermal vacuum chambers, and vibration fixtures. 

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. 

Why Ducommun?

  • Excellent company culture – as recognized by Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces
  • Clean and climate controlled working environment
  • Opportunity for career growth
  • Great benefits including paid vacation and sick time, 401K match, Employee Stock Purchase Program, annual bonus plan, and tuition reimbursement

Job Summary

  • Performs production testsinvolving the understanding of engineering theory and interpretation of results in a high reliability (space) environment. Maintain test schedule.
  • Ownership of end item through extensive test cycles; shepherd unit through tests at outside processors, manage and drive schedule of outside testing, interfacing and advocating with vendors.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area. 
  • Perform other duties as required.

Below are examples of information that may be included in the Qualifications section of the job posting

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • 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
  • Clean and maintain test areas and equipment such as: Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers and Thermal Chambers
  • Minimum 5 years direct test 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 and Education

  • Vocational, High school diploma, or general education degree (GED); or 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education, and experience.

This is a generic job posting for a Test Technician.  Depending on the candidate’s skills, qualifications and experience, they will be hired into an entry (I) level, intermediate (II) level or expert (III) level job and pay scale. 

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

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

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled