What does a Test Technician do?
Systems test technicians perform a range of testing and inspection tasks. They are employed in many settings, including manufacturing, electronics, and scientific research. They test and validate equipment and machinery, along with individual components and parts. Their role also involves testing the systems and programs involved in these processes. They are responsible for the inspection, calibration, and verification of the testing tools and equipment used for these purposes. They perform troubleshooting and oversee the process of requesting or performing any necessary adjustments. They prepare detailed technical reports and other testing-related records.
Systems test technicians typically have a bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical field, and a strong background involving testing and inspections. They must be highly organized and pay scrupulous attention to detail. Hands-on experience using testing equipment and validation programs is helpful.
- Perform service tasks related to electrical power equipment, including repair, replacement, refurbishment, and upgrade.
- Keep current with new techniques and developments in the service and testing of electrical power equipment.
- Adjust and replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry and electronics components, using hand tools and soldering iron.
- Maintain system logs and manuals to document testing and operation of equipment.
- Perform field and/or laboratory testing, observation, and inspection of construction materials.
- Ensure work is in accordance with OSHA and DOT standards.
- Support test plan development and execution, scheduling, logistics, and inventory.
- Complete all testing and service forms and check sheets including preparing reports for review by supervisor.
- Requisition materials and supplies and schedule heavy vehicles when necessary.
- Associate's Degree or higher in electronics or engineering.
- Demonstrated strong leadership, decision making, and problem solving skills.
- Requires good manual dexterity.
- Basic understanding of writing protocols.
- Sound time management and leadership skills.
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