Depot Design/Test Engineer

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Bachelor's Degree
San Diego, CA
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Duties of Position

Performs design and test engineering activities in support developing, updating, reverse engineering, and documenting printed circuit boards. Supports new capability engineering work, including design, evaluation, planning, testing and operation of C4ISR electrical, electronic, mechanical, and/or computer components, equipment and systems. Performs various tests and analyzes and documents results. Identifies and documents functional requirements. Reviews, writes, and provides updates to technical documentation. Analyzes research & development plans. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned. Participates in special projects as required. • Familiarity with operating machinery/robots safely and efficiently • Ability to read and understand technical drawings, datasheets, and written work instructions • Oversee the installation, validation and development of new test equipment and processes • Ability to learn new tools and processes quickly • Hands on RF experience, networking experience, HiPot testing experience and spectrum analyzer experience • Test software programming • Flying Probe program generation and debugging • Implement and verify relevant software upgrades • Train, mentor, and support test and repair technicians • Troubleshoot tester hardware and software issues by working with customer support to resolve • Analyze and improve prototype, production yields and implement best practices for test and repair processes • Analyze failure data, summarize, and present analysis to stakeholders • Maintain backups of test programs and test data • Manage equipment by working with the facilities team and vendors to perform periodic calibrations and preventive maintenance. • Support testing process (time studies, data collection/analysis, special customer requests, etc) for quotes, trials, and process improvements • Identify and recommend software solutions, cost reductions and quality improvements in repair operations • Work closely with the Quality team to complete any First Article Inspection Reports or relevant Corrective and Preventive Actions, and submission of Technical Data Package to Configuration Management. • Recommend appropriate hardware/software technology for optimizing the quality and efficiency.

Required Skills & Experience

6 yrs recent C4ISR or other relevant EE experience in designs, builds, installations, testing, documentation and recommending corrective actions.

This position requires a Secret US DoD security clearance.

Preferred Skills

Quality Management System (QMS) experience that is compatible with ISO 9001:2018. Experience with ScanCAD, ORCAD and/or SOLIDWORKS.


Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Skilled using Microsoft Office products. Must be able to interface effectively with all levels of technical and management personnel. EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran ***When responding to this posting please reference job # SD22-36, Design/Test Engineer***

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*The majority of our positions require a DoD security clearance


Full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits enrollment from their date of hire:

  • Health Insurance - Centurum provides insurance for employee and dependent in a comprehensive package. Coverage for vision care is included. This option is available on a cost-sharing basis.
  • Dental Insurance - Available in conjunction with Health Insurance for an additional cost. Provides oral maintenance care for employee and dependent.
  • Basic Life Insurance - Company provided benefit for all full-time employees.
  • Supplemental Life Insurance - Optional life insurance coverage to employees at group rates.
  • Dependant Life Insurance - Optional coverage for dependents at a group rate.
  • Long Term Disability Insurance - Optional coverage available to employees at group rates.
  • Vacation and Sick Leave - Leave accrual is determined by length of service.
  • Holidays - The company observes ten paid holidays each year.
  • Retirement 401(k) Plan - Investments can be made into selected mutual funds under this plan. Employee is fully vested from plan entry date. The company may match employee contributions depending upon profit.

Centurum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing employment opportunities for all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by U.S. law. Centurum makes reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.