EMC / EMI Test Engineer in Columbia Maryland



Looking for experienced Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)/ Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Shielding Effectiveness Test Engineer that can test in a lab and/or field environment to various Military and commercial EMC test standards.  API-CAS is growing their EMI Test capability and business. Applicant should have the following basic skills:

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 create, 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 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.
  • Assign duties to test technician as required.
  • Graph the test results using lab software.
  • Record the test results and report the results to the customer and lab manager.
  • Possible Perform EUT modifications, i.e. install filters, electronic components, shielding, etc. as necessary and verify that the EUT modifications perform as required.
  • Prepare 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 achieve U.S. Government SECRET Clearance at minimum.



This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


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 achieve US Government TEMPEST Certification. 


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


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.


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.


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.


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

iNARTE certified EMC Tester or Engineer preferred.


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.


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.


Salary will be commensurate with experience.


Applicants must be able to supply references.

US Citizenship required for most positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. For consideration interested candidates must send resume and cover letter with salary history and requirements to: hr@advprograms.com.