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Zebra Technologies Test Engineer, Senior Manufacturing in Agoura Hills, California


As a Sr. Test Engineer, you will be empowered and inspired to contribute to our mission for delivering optimized test solutions in support of new product introductions (NPI) into selected manufacturing locations, while supporting legacy test equipment and managing engineering production changes and provide production support. You will interface directly with various design teams to define test methodology for current and future generation products. You will be involved in the entire NPI (new product introduction) process that starts at feasibility, DFT, test coverage analysis to test process deployment that meet Zebra’s quality standards. At the same time, you will constantly work to identify areas to maximize efficiency, test yield and minimize test cost.


  • Actively participate in the new product design evaluation process while collaborating with New Product Introduction (NPI) teams on the design, development and deployment of new test platforms and technologies.

  • Provide constant NPI build status to project team, summarizing possible problems and feedback about test solutions utilized

  • Participate in cross core functional teams through NPI phased gates

  • Liaison between development team and test development vendors located overseas or locally and oversee introduction of test solutions to production floor

  • Drive design for test (DFT) methodology by providing feedback and requirements to the various design centers product teams during the design development phase to assure testability, test coverage while reducing cost of test.

  • Innovate new test methodologies and technologies to reduce development time and manufacturing costs through familiarity with the product, its architecture, and its design methodology

  • Develop manufacturing test plan of assembly’s (i.e. PCBA, sub-assembly) and participate in test development concept reviews while managing project timelines to ensure quoted test solution is cost effective, on schedule and on budget.

  • Work with diverse worldwide teams in multiple functional roles to support production ramps while addressing any production issues to allow for seamless product releases

  • Demonstrate Project Management, Continuous Improvement Methods (Six Sigma), Lean Principles skills for test equipment qualification, test system problem solving and identify continuous improvement opportunities to implement cost and lead time reduction initiatives, while improving yields and quality

  • Participate in NPI and process improvement activities with Design, PE, TE, & Manufacturing

  • Provide sustaining manufacturing technical support assisting production teams to resolve crisis downtime situations

  • Initiate Capital Expense and procurement requests

  • Perform all other essential duties as assigned.


  • Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (EE), Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) is required with minimum 4+ years related experience or Master's degree with 2+ years’ experience.

  • Knowledge in automated functional test design for low to high volume mix environments, multidisciplinary systems.

  • Working knowledge of DFT implementation

  • Working knowledge of test development on NPI projects from concept through production while analyzing production challenges and defining test requirements to design team

  • Experience with instrumentation and tools required for test, debug and integration of embedded systems, including Boundary-Scan (JTAG) tools, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, multimeter, function generators, etc.

  • Demonstrated proficiency and hands-on knowledge regarding the fabrication of test for electronics sub-assemblies and prototypes, either in-house or through a contract manufacturer.

  • Hands-on experience with electrical systems (i.e. analog/digital, RF circuits) and system wiring.

  • Knowledge of programmable logic devices (CPLD, FPGA, VHDL, Verilog).

  • Working knowledge of various communication buses (I2C, CAN, GPIB, JTAG, etc.)

  • Proficiency in wiring diagrams, electrical testing, soldering and production procedures.

  • Must have the ability to read and interpret new product designs consisting of electronic circuit schematics, electrical and mechanical equipment design drawings, bills of materials, design and functional specifications.

  • Familiarity with PCB layout design software (i.e. PADS) to review design files

  • Strong understanding of statistical data analysis (MSA, Cpk, GR&R)

  • Working knowledge of software programming (C/C++/C#, LabVIEW, VB, TCL)

  • Demonstrable aptitude in diagnosing sophisticated printed circuit board (PCB) failures down to the component level.

  • Requires a significant level of proven effectiveness with initiative, self-direction, self-motivated, and cross-functional teaming, and leadership experience is preferred.

  • Strong problem-solving skills in a team environment

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills to effectively understand and simplify complex topics to work well with cross functional teams

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and willing to research and learn in areas lacking expertise.

  • High ability to manage multiple priorities and multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong attention to details and documentation skills.

  • High computer literacy and strong MS Office products proficiency.

  • Experience with contract manufacturing is desirable.

  • Prior Manufacturing Test Engineering background is strongly recommended.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, up to 10%.

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