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Graduate Test Engineer

Posted 26 days ago Apply by 31 March 2020

Job Description

The Test Engineer will take on a team position in ETL’s growing Test Department. The role will be involved in RF & microwave equipment test and diagnostic work.

Role Dimensions

Working as part of team of Engineers whilst working in partnership with other business areas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for RF & microwave module and equipment testing (including environmental, electrical tests and diagnostic work)
  • To work closely with the Test Team Lead to improve test automation and diagnostic tools
  • To undertake Factory Acceptance Tests and on an occasional basis to prepare test reports.
  • From time to time visit customers for technical support or for the commissioning of systems.
  • To interact with other departments, most importantly Production and Engineering teams.
  • To liaise with the Design Engineers and Assembly teams to define test fixtures and advise on improvements where applicable.
  • Testing units to various departmental standards and following company procedures.

Competencies required for the role

Essential (E), Desirable (D)

  • Strong Microsoft experience (E)
  • Good understanding of RF test parameters and equivalent (E)
  • Engineering or technical degree or equivalent (D)
  • Manufacturing knowledge of RF components (D)
  • Good prior experience and electronic equipment testing (D)
  • Sound understanding of key performance parameters with good knowledge of how these are measured (D)
  • Experience and knowledge in the testing of passive and active RF microwave modules and equipment (D)
  • Awareness of communications/satellite industry/technologies (D)
  • Experience in RF circuit design and system analysis (D)
  • Experience in test automation and diagnostics (D)
  • Background in LabVIEW or similar test aids (D)


  • Ability to work effectively to meet scheduled development goals and deadlines (E)
  • Excellent communicator (E)
  • Report writing, data capturing and analytical skills (D)
  • Ability to use with a good understanding of Visual Basic (D)
  • Team leadership experience with the ability to motivate and engage team members (D)

Personal Qualities

  • Proven troubleshooting experience of RF systems (E)
  • Professional business attire (E)
  • Professional and approachable manner (E)
  • The ability to develop excellent working relationships (E)
  • Team player who is self-motivated (E)
  • Positive, confident and enthusiastic attitude at all times (E)
  • Organised with excellent time keeping (E)

Other Factors

  • Flexible and adaptable to fast paced changing environments (E)
  • Commercially minded (D)
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Sector Electronics
Location West Midlands
Hours Full time
Contract Type Permanent
Minimum Degree Grade Required 3rd
Applicant needs to be eligible to work in the UKYes

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