Test Operator/Entry Level Technician

$20.00 - $25.00 hourly
  • Applied Physics Systems
  • 425 Clyde Ave, Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Dec 27, 2018
Full time Entry Level

Job Description

Job Description

Job Title:  Test Operator/Entry Level Technician

Department:  Engineering

Reports to:  Service Group Manager

Pay Type:  Hourly

Summary:  Performs ICT and functional Go/No Go testing on systems assemblies, sub-assemblies, printed circuit boards and products utilizing test equipment and a variety of test instruments and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Physically move test equipment-Lift 30 lbs.
  • Able to use hand tools and general test equipment (multimeters, oscilloscope, power supplies, etc.) working with electronic components.
  • Physically move test equipment-Lift 30 lbs.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge operating DMMs to verify possible opens, short, resistance and diode check in working with electronic components.
  • Able to read and understand schematics, drawings, assembly prints, procedures, specifications and other documentation describing electronic assemblies if working with components.
  • Complies with APS quality assurance policies and methodologies; understands and uses IPC quality and workmanship standards; maintain a strong quality orientation.
  • Accepts opportunities to train on new equipment and to cross-train into other site operations, as needed.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Effective multitask skills and ability to take on additional responsibilities as required.
  • Effective organization and prioritization skills.
  • Demonstrates high attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates discretion, confidentiality, and professionalism when representing the company.
  • Able to work overtime when needed.
  • Participates in a continuous improvement activity.


  • Recent graduate or will graduate within 4 months.  A.S. or equivalent
  • Sets up test equipment; understands the test and assembly processes for each type of board or systems/sub-assembly tested.
  • Recent graduate or will graduate within 4 months.  A.S. or equivalent
  • Operates test equipment requiring basic computer skill
  • Identify component types and read component values, resistors, capacitors, etc.
  • Identifies by sight or with appropriate devices workmanship and material defects and affixes appropriate marking or defect tags in accordance with Quality Assurance procedures.
  • Follows step-by-step procedure while performing various duties such as frequency and / or voltage adjustment and observe meter reading to determine whether the item being tested meets minimum requirements specified in test procedure or test program.
  • Maintain records of unit tested, accepted or rejected, utilizing statistical process control charts.
  • Applies basic to intermediate knowledge of applicable specification and normal product standards to the performance of individual electrical test.
  • Basic experience in electronics manufacturing or in school

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Math Ability:  Basic


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software;  Other Software Knowledge is a plus!

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

Able to lift up to 30 lbs.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and sit.

Applied Physics Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Send resumes to: jobs@appliedphysics.com

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