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Become A Production Test Technician

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Working As A Production Test Technician

  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Make Decisions

  • $61,844

    Average Salary

What Does A Production Test Technician Do At Comtech Xicom Technology

* Performs inspection of all materials and documentation prior to performing assigned work.
* Performs set-up, production test and in-depth troubleshooting of sub-assemblies and final product.
* Interpreting interconnect drawing and schematics as they apply to assembly and troubleshooting.
* Troubleshoots boards to component level, using test equipment and applying diversified diagnostic skills.
* Assists in developing new test procedures.
* Maintains yield and discrepancy report database and highlights failure trends/low yields.
* Provides training assistance to other technicians or test operators as needed.
* Maintains positive working relationships with co-workers and management.
* Ensures tooling and test equipment used is properly calibrated.
* Performs other duties and responsibilities when required

What Does A Production Test Technician Do At Northrop Grumman

* Sets up test apparatus and conducts tests of production assemblies and units following methods, procedures, standards, and sequences.
* Lays out and assembles units for production equipment according to designs and specifications.
* Adjusts and calibrates systems as needed.
* Modifies equipment by adding, removing, or altering components as defined by predetermined diagrams and sketches.
* Corrects malfunctions by making adjustments or replacing parts or components as directed.
* Uses hand and small power tools, and various measuring and testing devices in performing job duties.
* May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.
* ERCOMMS

What Does A Production Test Technician Do At Astronics

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How To Become A Production Test Technician

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians typically need an associate’s degree.

Education

Programs for electrical and electronics engineering technicians usually lead to an associate’s degree in electrical or electronics engineering technology. Vocational–technical schools include postsecondary institutions that serve local students and emphasize training needed by local employers.

Community colleges offer programs similar to those in technical institutes but include more theory-based and liberal arts coursework. Some of these colleges allow students to concentrate in computer electronics, industrial electronics, or communications electronics.

Prospective electrical and electronics engineering technicians usually take courses in ANSI C, C++ programming, Java programming, physics, microprocessors, and circuitry. The Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET accredits programs that include at least college algebra, trigonometry, and basic science courses.

Important Qualities

Logical-thinking skills. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians must isolate and then identify problems for the engineering staff to work on. They need good reasoning skills to identify and fix problems. Technicians must also be able to follow a logical sequence or specific set of rules to carry out engineers’ designs, inspect designs for quality control, and put together prototypes.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians use math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Mechanical skills. Electronics engineering technicians in particular must be able to use hand tools and soldering irons on small circuitry and electronic parts to create detailed electronic components by hand.

Observational skills. Electrical engineering technicians sometimes visit construction sites to make sure that electrical engineers’ designs are being carried out correctly. They are responsible for evaluating projects onsite and reporting problems to engineers.

Problem-solving skills. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians create what engineers have designed and often test the designs to make sure that they work. Technicians help to resolve any problems that come up in carrying out the engineers’ designs.

Writing skills. These technicians must write reports about onsite construction, the results of testing, or problems they find when carrying out designs. Their writing must be clear and well organized so that the engineers they work with can understand the reports.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) offers certification in electrical power testing. This certification would benefit those technicians working in the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution industry.

ETA International also offers certifications in several fields, including basic electronics, biomedical, and renewable energy.

The International Society of Automation offers certification as a Control Systems Technician. To gain such certification, technicians must demonstrate skills in pneumatic, mechanical, and electronic instrumentation. In addition, they must demonstrate an understanding of process control loops and process control systems.

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Production Test Technician Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    89.1%
  • Female

    9.1%
  • Unknown

    1.8%

Ethnicity

  • White

    74.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    11.4%
  • Asian

    11.3%
  • Unknown

    2.7%
  • Black or African American

    0.4%
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Languages Spoken

  • Carrier

    50.0%
  • Spanish

    33.3%
  • Hmong

    16.7%

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Top Skills for A Production Test Technician

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Top Production Test Technician Skills

  1. Component Level
  2. Production Test
  3. Troubleshoot
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Test and troubleshoot printed circuit boards to the component level, collect system test data for customer verification.
  • Assist Product Specialist in customer phone support and training of Production test technicians.
  • Conduct testing, troubleshooting, and rework during the manufacturing process.
  • Tested Interface Video Cards, Power Supply Units, Ethernet Control Processors & Video cables.
  • Completed rework on circuit boards and systems as a result of testing.

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