The Electronics Continuation Engineer supports the manufacture and testing of the company’s inspection products by working with Manufacturing, Quality, Procurement, and Research and Development teams to troubleshoot electronic assemblies with quality issues, resolving component availability issues, re-design of existing product, transitioning new assemblies to production, and support of manufacturing fixtures.
- Work with the quality department and outside vendors to mitigate present and future failures of electronic assemblies.
- Work with the supply chain department to resolve electronic component availability issues either through specification of alternative components, life time buys, or product redesign.
- Work with R&D department to understand newly released products to ensure the smooth transition into production and recommend appropriate manufacturing testing procedures to ensure product quality.
- Work with the manufacturing and R& D departments to design the electro-mechanical portion of manufacturing fixtures.
- Ability to self-manage, prioritize, and document activities.
- Understanding the theory of operation of complex electronic assemblies.
- Troubleshooting electronics assemblies using JTAG, hardware, firmware, or software tools to get to root cause failures.
- Ability to recognize and implement electronic design improvements.
- Ability to follow company’s quality processes.
- BS in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSEET) or equivalent industry or military experience.
- Minimum of 5 years of Electrical Engineering Technology experience preferably in a continuation engineering capacity.
- Minimum of 5 years of Electrical Engineering CAD experience, OrCAD-CIS experience is a plus.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
- Experience troubleshooting high speed electronic designs that include microprocessors, DSPs, FPGAs, DDR, and communication interfaces like PCIe, USB3.0, and Ethernet.
- Experience with machine vision communication standards like CamerLink, Coaxpress, USB3.0 vision, and IEEE1394 is a plus.
- Familiarity with CMOS or CCD imaging devices is a plus.
- Experience with switch mode power supplies and LED illumination driver circuits.
- Fundamental understanding with servo, stepper, and motion control systems a plus.
- Experience in structured problem solving.
- Experience in specifying electronic components and working with a component database system.
- Experience using hardware troubleshooting tools like oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, protocol analyzers, and JTAG boundary scan tools.
- Experience using software troubleshooting tools such as Firmware and FPGA debuggers.
- Experience in improving products through component and/or electronics redesign efforts.
- Ability to use schematic capture CAD tools to implement design changes.
- Ability to read and interpret PCB layout files and to work with PCB layout resource to implement changes.
- Experience designing or specifying electrical and/or functional test fixtures or procedures for electronic assemblies.
- Familiarity with ISO, ECO, DFMEA, or 8D processes to track continuous improvements.