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  • Niles, IL
  • Phone:: 630-271-1541

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ATE Engineer

Column Engineering • Niles, IL

Posted 21 days ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - Negligible
Experience - At least 5 year(s)
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Computer Software, Manufacturing

Job Description

ATE Engineer

Summary Statement
: The experienced Automated Test Engineer designs and develops electronic and acoustical production test fixtures and systems to test the functionality of company products in all production facilities.


  • Creates manufacturing test strategies appropriate to new product technology and manufacturing process flows.
  • Mentors and guides less experienced Automated Test engineers.
  • Leads and manages test development activities on small projects.
  • Develops written test plans based on new product requirements and product schematics.
  • Develops new test capabilities using off-the-shelf solutions, software-defined test instrumentation, or custom-designed hardware.
  • Designs signal paths and switching circuits for functional test fixtures and test systems.
  • Creates and maintains schematics, bills of materials, test specifications, and other necessary documentation to support test systems and fixtures.
  • Creates and maintains functional test programs to automate test equipment measurements, signal path switching, and product control.
  • Provides basic electrical verification and troubleshooting of test fixtures, components, and test racks (continuity, voltages, etc.).
  • Troubleshoots measurement issues such as voltage levels, RF (radio frequency) output power, RF and audio frequency response, RF sensitivity, and noise floor.
  • Analyzes the reliability and capability of test fixtures, software, and systems, using statistical tools.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of software instrument drivers for test equipment and other custom-designed instrumentation.
  • Provides technical support to production facilities.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering/Engineering Technology, or a related field.
  • 5 or more years’ of related experience working with audio, acoustical, and RF principles including analog circuitry, digital circuitry, and digital systems.
  • Knowledge of RF communications and RF circuitry is a plus.
  • 5 or more years’ experience working with common measurement instruments (digital oscilloscopes, audio analyzers, RF spectrum analyzers, RF generators, etc.).
  • 2 years’ experience and programming proficiency with commonly used programming languages (C, C++, Java) and Windows operating systems.
  • Working knowledge of Visual Basic / C# .NET or Labview is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of embedded systems and programming is a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability or project management skills are a plus.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally. (Travel requirement will not typically exceed 15% annually.)
  • Candidates with less experience that otherwise possess the required knowledge and skills are encouraged to apply.

Job ID: LGP-2728
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