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Quality Technician (H)

Technical Operations | Santa Rosa, CA | Full Time, Contract, and Temporary

Job Description

Quality Technician 874834 (H) 

Responsible for performing a variety of technical support duties in the Hardware Test Center using the latest equipment & technologies to test prototypes and new products to ensure that they meet our  Quality and regulatory requirements for worldwide shipment. Most projects require mechanical and electrical tests prescribed by external regulations (ex EMC) or internal quality objectives (ex ETM). Duties include testing products, documenting results, communicating failure details, and problem-solving. The products that you test will be the latest & greatest technologies designed by the company. The people that you work with, like you, are excited about learning new things and sharing experiences and ideas with others.

Though you'll be part of a team, you will also be working independently and setting some of your own priorities. The scope and complexity of your projects will be based on your existing knowledge and capabilities as well as how fast you can acquire new skills.

Technicians in this team will work not only on electrical evaluation of the product in tests like Radiated Emissions, ESD or Surge Testing, but also mechanical evaluation via tests like temperature, humidity, altitude, vibration and shock. You can put your programming skills to work as you design & develop code to ensure instruments are tested in a repeatable & efficient manner. As a member of our staff, you can apply your technical abilities and comprehensive experience with analytical equipment to serve the specific needs of our customers.


  • Requires higher education or specialized training/certification (Electronics Certificate or equivalent), or equivalent combination of education and experience. BSEE or BSCS preferred.
  • Typically minimum of 3 years relevant experience (or combination of education plus experience) for entry to this level.
  • Requires knowledge and skills to complete specialized tasks.
  • A positive attitude and desire to dive in to learn new things while having fun is very important. You will be working with teams who are under intense pressure.
  • Ability to communicate constructively with engineers, project managers and technicians throughout the organization is essential.
  • Knowledge of operation, troubleshooting and remote control of test & measurement equipment such as power meters, signal sources, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers etc.
  • Experience programming with SCPI with a wide variety of instruments especially sources, receivers, network analyzers
  • A practical understanding of the tradeoff between arriving at the root cause quickly vs. preserving the evidence.
  • Data accuracy and ability to follow very detailed instructions during experiments is required.
  • Self-motivated to learn new things on your own or through training, and a willingness to teach what you’ve learned to the rest of the team.
  • Experience with hardware qualification during a New Product Introduction is a big plus.

$30 per hour                           Santa Rosa, CA 95403                              24 Month Assignment