Senior EMC/EMI Technician

 

SUMMARY

Looking for experienced Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)/ Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Shielding Effectiveness Senior Test Technician that can test in a lab and/or field environment to various Military and commercial EMC/EMI test standards. API-CAS is growing their EMI Test capability and business.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Knowledge of MIL-STD-461/464, MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-1275, MIL-STD-1399, MIL-STD-220, IEEE-299, ASTM F3057-16 and similar standards preferred.
  • Knowledge of typical EMI/RF lab test equipment (Spectrum Analyzer, Oscilloscope, Receivers, Antennas, Amplifiers, Multi-meters, etc.)
  • Ability to read and understand schematics and technical manuals.
  • Ability to read and understand the EMI test plan.
  • Install the Equipment Under Test (EUT) in the shielded enclosure in accordance with the test plan and current Test Standard.
  • Work with customer and Engineer to verify that the EUT is operational and define failure criteria.
  • Verify that the detection system test equipment is in calibration and that it is operating correctly.
  • Perform setup ambient and calibration measurements and detection system sensitivity measurements per the applicable standard.
  • Be able to maintain and complete the test project log book and data sheets.
  • Conduct the EMI tests in accordance with the approved test plan and the current test standard as specified in the SOW, quote, and PO under Engineer guidance.
  • Graph the test results using lab software.
  • Record the test results and report the results to the customer and Test Engineer.
  • Assist in performing EUT modifications, i.e. install filters, electronic components, shielding, etc. as necessary and verify that the EUT modifications perform as required.
  • Assist in preparation of the EMI Test Plan and Test Report as necessary.
  • Attend engineering meetings as required.
  • Able to use PC and be familiar with Microsoft Office software and tools.
  • Some travel may be required (minimal).
  • Must be able to obtain U.S. Government SECRET clearance at a minimum.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Note: Can train proper candidate with specific lab test equipment. Additional chance for advancement if candidate can obtain US Government TEMPEST Certification.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Associate's degree (A.A.E.T.) or equivalent from two year college, technical school or military training; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

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.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to reduce data using RF conversion and correction factors to calculate final measurements (Voltage, current and power measurements). Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Certificate in Electronics from accredited school considered with test lab experience.

iNARTE certified EMC Tester preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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 regularly required to use hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand and walk constantly during testing. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds (with help). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job in a test lab environment. 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 exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

US Citizenship required for most positions. EOE/AA, M/F/D/V. Please send resumes and salary history to Advanced Programs, Inc. 7125 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046 to the attention of Human Resources or email to hr@advprograms.com