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Become A Test Operator

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Working As A Test Operator

  • Getting Information
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $43,300

    Average Salary

What Does A Test Operator Do At Manpower Group

* Performs the set-up, calibration, testing and troubleshooting of circuits, components, instruments and mechanical assemblies.
* Tests and troubleshoots assemblies and/or final systems.
* Performs the set-up and testing of more complex systems and mechanical assemblies.
* Tests and troubleshoots assemblies and/or final systems.
* Follows test process instructions (TPI).
* Determines test specifications, methods and procedures from statement of work (SOW).
* Complete rework on assemblies and/or systems
* Prepares technical reports summarizing findings and recommending solutions to technical problems.
* May perform other tasks including but not limited to unpacking, packaging, placing labels and crating

What Does A Test Operator Do At Kforce

* Performs functions associated with specialized test operations
* Conducts routine and repetitive tests on circuits, components, and electronic units using established test procedures
* May complete rework and quality testing on components, assemblies and/or systems as a result of testing
* Interface with Engineers and Program Managers
* Maintain documentation as required for incoming/outgoing material
* Recommend product and test process improvements
* Receives pass down from prior shift operator to verify test process currently running and ensures accuracy prior to taking over the test process
* Provide the same support information to incoming shifts
* Ensure the quality of all work performed
* Dispositions product depending on test results; may require interpretation of test results
* Compile and record data and test results, ensuring accuracy
* years of related experience
* Experience as a Test Operator in a Hi
* Tech manufacturing environment and/or recent prior military electronics experience is required
* Prior experience with mechanical and electrical operation of test equipment
* Prior experience reading and interpreting specs (blueprints, schematics, etc.)
* Experience in a SMT PCB Assembly environment is highly desired
* Good communication skills
* Problem solving skills
* Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required
* Ability to work effectively on multiple tasks concurrently
* Ability to operate and multi-task between 2 to 3 electronic test machines
* Ability to complete tasks in a resourceful and effective manner
* Ability to work independently
* Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status
* Compensation

What Does A Test Operator Do At Spacex

* Conduct tests to evaluate hardware performance by directing a team of technicians to execute test processes
* Utilize data acquisition systems on console to monitor health of hardware systems (fluid, structural, thermal, electrical), provide reports, document test results and recommend areas for upgrades and improvement
* Develop, review and maintain test plans, procedures and work instructions to ensure compliance with test requirements
* Create software tools to further enhance post-test data analysis
* Identify and characterize system pitfalls and potential hazards then work to resolve such anomalies by collaborating with design engineers on improvements for test stands and flight hardware
* Develop innovative processes to increase testing capability and rates
* Ensure all operations are conducted are performed on time, safely and in a professional manner
* Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment

What Does A Test Operator Do At Vanguard Ems, Inc.

* Set-up and configure equipment
* Operate Functional Tester or operate HP ATE Tester
* Read and interpret test results
* Data collection/filing
* Communicate with internal customers
* Keep area neat, organized and FOD free

What Does A Test Operator Do At Skyworks

* Simulation, tuning, engineering verification, and product release support of highly integrated, high volume RFIC and Module product for high-growth, fast-paced, and competitive wireless handset and infrastructure markets.
* Basic design knowledge RF switch, low noise amplifiers and RF systems is a plus.
* The candidate will face inreasignly challenging tasks in order to meet critical deliverables

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How To Become A Test Operator

Most quality control inspectors need a high school diploma and receive on-the-job training that typically lasts as little as 1 month or up to 1 year.

Education & Training

Education and training requirements vary with the responsibilities of the quality control worker. For inspectors who do simple pass/fail tests of products, a high school diploma and some in-house training are generally enough. Workers usually receive on-the-job training that typically lasts for as little as 1 month or up to 1 year.

Candidates for inspector jobs can improve their chances of finding work by studying industrial trades in high school or in a postsecondary vocational program. Laboratory work in the natural or biological sciences also may improve a person’s analytical skills and increase their chances of finding work in medical or pharmaceutical labs, where many of these workers are employed.

Training for new inspectors may cover the use of special meters, gauges, computers, and other instruments; quality control techniques such as Six Sigma; blueprint reading; safety; and reporting requirements. Some postsecondary training programs exist, but many employers prefer to train inspectors on the job.

As manufacturers use more automated techniques that require less inspection by hand, workers in this occupation increasingly must know how to operate and program more sophisticated equipment and utilize software applications. Because these operations require additional skills, higher education may be necessary. To address this need, some colleges are offering associate’s degrees in fields such as quality control management.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) offers various certifications, including a designation for Certified Quality Inspector (CQI), and numerous sources of information and various levels of Six Sigma certifications. Certification can demonstrate competence and professionalism, making candidates more attractive to employers. It can also increase opportunities for advancement. Requirements for certification generally include a certain number of years of experience in the field and passing an exam.

Important Qualities

Dexterity. Quality control inspectors should be able to quickly remove sample parts or products during the manufacturing process.

Math skills. Knowledge of basic math and computer skills are important because measuring, calibrating, and calculating specifications are major parts of quality control testing.

Mechanical skills. Quality control inspectors must be able to use specialized tools and machinery when testing products.

Physical stamina. Quality control inspectors must be able to stand for long periods on the job.

Physical strength. Because workers sometimes lift heavy objects, inspectors should be in good physical condition.

Technical skills. Quality control inspectors must understand blueprints, technical documents, and manuals which help ensure that products and parts meet quality standards.

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Test Operator Demographics


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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Vietnamese

  • French

  • Korean

  • Russian

  • Chinese

  • Japanese

  • Hindi

  • Tagalog

  • Gujarati

  • Sami

  • German

  • Ilocano

  • Lakota

  • Dakota

  • Mandarin

  • Arabic

  • Hmong

  • Lingala

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Top Test Operator Skills

  1. Test Procedures
  2. Safety Rules
  3. Test Equipment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked as part of a cross-functional team to detail out test procedures and specifications.
  • Observe safe working practices, safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform thorough testing of customer returned aerospace electronics using various manually operated test fixtures along with standard electronics test equipment.
  • Insert parts on circuit boards according to visual aids.
  • Entered test programs into computer, pulled shipping reports, calibration and trouble shooting of test equipment.

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