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Electronics Test Technician II

CesiumAstro

CesiumAstro

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024
Please Note: To conform with the United States Government Space Technology Export Regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., conditional resident, asylee or refugee (protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous work, CesiumAstro is the place for you. We are actively seeking passionate, collaborative, energetic, and forward-thinking individuals to join our team.
We are looking to add an Electronics Test Technician II to our team. If you are excited about working in a startup environment, have a strong work ethic, and are passionate about cutting-edge electronics, we would like to hear from you.
In this position, you will work closely with Cesium engineers to create module & payload performance test setups, execute test plans, and produce timely, reliable test results. You will have the opportunity to use and maintain state-of-the-art electronics lab instrumentation, such as spectrum analyzers, VNAs, automated power supplies, and more. You will be challenged to propose and fabricate intricate test setups to increase productivity and improve test results.
Many of our products include active phased arrays (a.k.a. active electronically scanned arrays, or AESAs). These are antenna products with active RF circuitry integrated with the antenna. This adds complexity to the test architecture, including power, digital control, and thermal effects. As such, direct experience with phased array (or AESA) testing is preferred.
Core day-to-day activities will include aligning with engineers to test and troubleshoot complex electronics and RF circuitry from component level to system level. As such, the ability to understand and work from drawings, diagrams, schematics, and test procedures is key.
As a small company, the Cesium team “wears many hats.” Candidates should be comfortable with a varied workflow that may involve multitasking between test setup creation, test execution, lab organization, and other related tasks.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execute test plans and provide concise and timely reporting of findings.
  • Organize and maintain antenna testing facilities and resources.
  • Create clean, intricate, and well-documented test setups consisting of instrumentation, cabling, and the devices under test.
  • Create thorough documentation with meticulous attention to detail and a high standard of quality.
  • Assemble & validate custom test fixtures, cable harnesses, etc. for supporting test station development for production and product validation.
  • Perform measurement validation on test solutions to validate the performance of the instruments, cabling etc.

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma required; Associate of Applied Science (AS) degree in Electronics, Computer Science, Manufacturing, or related preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience with an Associates degree or four years with a High School Diploma.
  • Experience working with active electronics.
  • Ability to read and understand schematics as well as mechanical assembly documentation.
  • Ability to create documentation in support build and release of test solutions.
  • Ability to solder, build and rework Printed Circuit Boards, Cabling and a familiarity with Automated Test Systems.
  • Hands-on experience with lab instruments such as spectrum analyzers, RF signal. generators, and vector signal analyzers, DMMs, Oscilloscopes, etc.
  • Ability to work with a variety of electronics equipment and a keen eye for troubleshooting issues.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Comfortable with collaboration tools such as MS Teams, Confluence, and Jira.
  • Must be hands-on and resourceful, possess a strong work ethic, and be attentive to current and future customer requirements, both internal and external. The individual must have the intellect and team skills to work among capable, results-oriented peers.
  • Ability to work well under deadlines.
  • Strong digital, written, and verbal communication skills

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with electronics in aerospace or a related industry.
  • Technical proficiency with analog and digital electronic/electrical principles.
  • Familiarity with Python and the ability to read and make small changes to simple scripts.
  • Experience with test automation such as LabView.
CesiumAstro considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills. Full-time employment offers include company stock options and a generous benefits package featuring health, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, life and retirement plans.
CesiumAstro, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.