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Kansas Department of Commerce Principal Test Engineer in Wichita, Kansas

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Position Title: Principal Test Engineer

Reports To: Manager/Director of Engineering

Department Name: Engineering

Location: Wichita

FLSA Status: Exempt


Date Created: 03/11/2020

Date Revised:

Date Reviewed: 8/26/2020


Plan, design and evaluate test development projects in collaboration with internal and external customers to ensure that all specifications meet customer expectations and organizational requirements.


+ Develop semiconductor component-level test plans that determine methods, procedures, and conditions to ensure coverage of device specifications that meet customer application requirements.

+ Develop Automated Test Equipment (ATE) test program hardware and software to test semiconductor devices per customer approved test plans.

+ Configure and/or program bench level lab equipment as needed to meet test requirements.

+ Work with the Sales Team to accurately cost quote device test development engineering hours, test platform hours, and the test hardware required to meet customer approved test plans.

+ Work with the Operations Team to determine engineering feasibility and cost effectiveness for production-level test programs.

+ Resolve technical problems using device/test debugging technics, and collection of test characterization data to reach engineering conclusions for driving corrective actions.

+ Flexibility to perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering preferred; however, a combination of education and experience wherein the skills and abilities to perform the responsibilities and functions have been adequately demonstrated is acceptable.

Experience: 7-10 years of the following experience is required:

+ Developing IC test solutions on automated test equipment such as Teradyne, Advantest, LTX-Credence, etc. platforms.

+ Test program development of digital, analog or mixed signal integrated circuits.

+ Utilize knowledge of programming techniques, electronic, test equipment, and test specifications to develop test programs to a set schedule.

+ Read, analyze, and interpret semiconductor datasheets and test specifications to estimate test program development time and material costs.

+ Program manage individual test developments from initial stage to completion while accurately reporting status to all stakeholders.

+ Maintain a high level of attention to detail and accuracy to ensure data integrity.

+ Utilize effective communication skills with internal and external customers to achieve required results.

+ Effectively and efficiently utilize Microsoft Office and other computer products and programs.

Knowledge/Skills/Overall Competences:

+ Job Knowledge:

+ Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge of a particular field of specialization to the completion of significant assignments.

+ Comprehensive knowledge of products and product direction for all products.

+ Level at which career may plateau.

+ Technical Skill

+ Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve significantly complex issues in creative and effective ways.

+ Applies extensive expertise as a specialist to accomplish goals.

+ Leads product design projects.

+ An emerging authority in a particular field.

+ Design/Planning: Task Definition, Design, Project Planning

+ Understands company technical goals and direction and influences how it applies to work in the function.

+ Accurately estimates time and resources necessary for projects.

+ Coaches and leads others in the use of process and planning tools.

+ Job Complexity

+ Works on significant and complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

+ Exercises independent judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

+ Comple