Senior Test Engineer

in Nashua, NH

Senior Test Engineer Job

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    Nashua, NH 03060-6909, US

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    Manufacturing & Maintenance

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Job Description See what you’re missing. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too.
Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first – exemplified by our mission: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®.” Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with us.

BAE Systems is looking for a Senior Test Engineer to work in a fast paced manufacturing environment at their Nashua, New Hampshire facility. Working closely with multi-disciplinary teams, and being able to adapt to a rapidly changing production environment brings with it an exciting opportunity to influence the successful execution of production goals and achieving operational excellence. In this role, the test engineer will be responsible for providing test engineering, sustaining engineering, and test development support as well as provide leadership in creating and maintaining a robust test infrastructure for the Electronic Systems factories. Through hands-on troubleshooting, debugging, problem solving, data analyses and application of engineering, Six Sigma and lean manufacturing principles, test engineer will seek solutions to improve test yields and cycle time reductions. This position is to support first shift factory operations.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Lead test engineering activities on current production programs and support overall manufacturing execution to meet cost, quality and delivery targets.
  • Support and perform test, troubleshooting and debug of electro-mechanical assemblies, working directly with hardware and program engineering personnel as required.
  • Develop test procedures and strategies to carry out system testing. Analyze and troubleshoot test equipment in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Collaborate with operations and supply chain teams to coordinate test engineering activities and communicate status to multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Provide training and support to manufacturing personnel in the factory.
  • Utilize manufacturing execution software to create discrepancies, create rework instructions for non-conforming material, document and provide disposition on these non-conformances.
  • Engage with engineering development teams and program stakeholders to develop comprehensive test engineering plans for testing new program hardware in the factory.
  • Proactively develop plans to establish and maintain necessary test infrastructure to ensure that testing can be performed in a sustainable and reliable manner.
  • Collaborate with distributed factory teams and engineering test teams to support and/or perform hardware testing and troubleshooting.
  • Apply Six Sigma tools, lean manufacturing principles and lead green belt projects to solve test related problems and improve yields.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status.

Required Skills and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering

  • At least 4 years test engineering, troubleshooting and debugging experience on electromechanical assemblies

  • Strong RF background and familiarity with RF systems fundamentals. Solid working knowledge of RF test equipment (network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, signal analyzer, signal generator, etc.)

  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio)

  • Solid skills in problem solving, and statistics. Ability to understand, analyze, and resolve complex technical problems

  • Ability to work independently and be effective in a fast paced environment. Strong team player and willing to work collaboratively across the organization. Sound interpersonal skills to successfully interface with company personnel at all levels, customers and suppliers

  • Flexibility to work overtime and/or weekend as required to meet business objectives

Preferred Skills and Education

  • At least 6 years of strong RF testing, troubleshooting and debugging experience on electromechanical assemblies

  • Green Belt and/or Lean manufacturing training, and demonstrated ability to apply these principles

  • Testing experience with automated and manual bench test stands

  • Strong RF test instrumentation experience

  • Experience working within a DoD environment

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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