GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
The test technician will perform final testing of shelters in the areas of water-tightness, electrical function, and EMI. They will also support mechanical, structural and environmental testing, test fixture fabrication, test/product problem resolution, CAPA's, witness of offsite testing by subcontractors and other miscellaneous test functions as directed by the test supervisor.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Receive instructions verbally from test supervisor/engineers, from work orders, and ATP's.
- Work independently or under general direction, with a positive attitude and excellent decision making skills.
- Complete tests as scheduled in a timely manner.
- Responsible for recording data in the ATP’s correctly and accurately.
- Set up and operate all types of test equipment, tools and gages required to perform test functions.
- Represent Gichner test team during audits, inspection, and as a key part of test acceptance with customer and government personnel.
- Ensure department work areas are safe, healthy, and environmentally compliant through training, implementation of EHS policies, FOD policy and continuous improvement.
- Responsible for NCM/CAPA initiation and follow up.
- May be required to witness offsite testing by subcontractors.
- May be required to perform off site testing both domestically and internationally in some rare instances.
Other Job Functions
- Other duties may be assigned.
- May perform other functions such as moving parts/material, loading/unloading, painting, sweeping, cleaning and various other maintenance or manufacturing assignments as needed.
This position does not require supervisory responsibilities.
Experience and Skills
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards.
Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors.
Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary.
Ability to adhere to workplace rules.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma, GED, trade school (Electrical) or equivalent
Required: 1 - 3 years on-the-job experience in Testing or mechanical assembly (or closely associated discipline).
Ability to performing all testing operations, especially water tightness, electrical function, and EMI.
Ability to read complicated drawings, schematics and specifications.
Ability to use and understand test procedures.
Ability to use digital volt meters, gages, signal sources, spectrum analyzers, high voltage power sources, and generators.
Ability to operate tow-motors / forklifts.
Basic computer skills, (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel).
WORK ENVIROMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Shop Floor Environment.
Ability to remain in an enclosed shelter for up to 40 minutes at a time.
Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time.
Ability to perform repetitive motion (sweeping antenna, keyboarding, using small/large tools).
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Ability to tolerate constant noise (i.e.: machine motors, pounding rain).
Ability to work safely in the presence of hazardous chemicals and hazardous conditions.
Ability to follow standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Ability to work outdoors occasionally.