POSITION: Product Test Intern
DATE REVISED: 2/25/2021
Fountain Valley, CA
This position is responsible for the testing and evaluation of new products prior to manufacturing release. Verification and Validation (V&V) testing includes: prototype functional evaluation, optical measurements, environmental tests, field testing, and interfacing with regulatory compliance certification houses (FCC/UL/CE). Duties may also include R&D testing and evaluation of new optical sources and optical components.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
§ Follow established internal test procedures and plans in the evaluation of new products.
§ Collect, evaluate and report test data in an accurate and concise manner for engineers to review.
§ Establish new test procedures and reports as required.
§ Ability to design and/or convey requirements for special fixturing for optomechanical tests
§ Assist in calibration of optical test systems in Engineering and Manufacturing.
§ Assist in calibration of optical test systems at off-site contract manufacturers .
§ Must use sound engineering principles to identify and resolve test result inconsistencies. and implement solutions.
§ Utilize existing software and equipment in order to collect and report results.
§ Inspects optical and mechanical components for dimensional accuracy, optical quality, and functionality
§ Maintain good attendance and punctuality.
§ Maintain a positive and respectful attitude; cooperate with co-workers, management, internal and external customers, as applicable. Report any incidents of harassment to your Supervisor, Manager or Human Resources Manager.
§ Work safely at all times and report any unsafe conditions or injuries to your Supervisor or Manager immediately.
§ Other duties, as assigned by supervision or management.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
§ Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Designs work flows and procedures.
§ Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
§ Written Communication / Oral Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
§ Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback.
§ Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
§ Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
§ Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment.
§ Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
§ Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
§ Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly.
§ Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
§ Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
§ Experience using PC controlled instrumentation and mechanical test fixturing.
§ Basic understanding of test data collection, analysis and reporting.
§ Basic experience using oscilloscopes, DMMs, power supplies.
§ Basic understanding of data logging devices and programmable controllers.
§ Basic understanding of LEDs and lasers, and battery chemistries used in portable lighting.
§ Self-starter and team player who possesses the ability to research and effectively resolve technical issues.
§ Must have technical writing skills necessary to generate product evaluations and test reports.
§ Experience with detailed analysis for loop stability, thermal considerations, power efficiency, battery run times and overload conditions.
§ Bachelor’s Degree in progress focused on Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics/Material Science, or related field of study.
§ Ability to communicate complex concepts, proposals and plans.
§ Ability to perform calculations utilizing algebra and fractions
§ Ability to utilize geometry to solve mechanical (i.e. engineering) problems.
§ Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
§ Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
§ Must be proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
§ Must be proficient in using and setting up hardware and software for USB, RS-232, and GPIB controlled test and measurement instrumentation.
§ Knowledge of drafting programs is a plus.
§ Knowledge of LabView, Visual C, or Visual Basic programming is a plus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to pounds.
Additional physical demands:
· While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
· The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
· The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
· Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
§ The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
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