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Job Opportunity: Sr. Manufacturing Test Engineer (San Ramon)

Hello BALUGs,

I am looking to add a new member to the Giga-tronics family, to lead the development & modernization of manufacturing test for our switch products here at Giga-tronics in San Ramon.  We are in an exciting growth period where many new products are launching amongst our three companies(Giga-tronics, Ascor, Microsource). The opportunity is for a Senior -evel Manufacturing Test Engineer who has a background that includes LabVIEW constructs(CLD preferred), Teststand(preferred), troubleshooting experience in a manufacturing environment, and active ownership of ATE through NPI launches.  Please see the description(below), and if you or someone you know is interested, please contact me.  Thank you!

Glen Garrettson

Manager, Manufacturing Engineering

Giga-tronics Inc.

4650 Norris Canyon Rd.

San Ramon, CA 94583

P: 925.328.4650 x4699

F: 925.328.4700


SUMMARY: Key technical resource in manufacturing; lead role in developing and sustaining test and calibration systems for signal switching products.


  • Lead role in the introduction of new switching products into manufacturing(NPI); participates in design reviews and pre-production activities; translates design output into assembly, test, and quality strategies
  • Manages manufacturing test programs and projects
  • Develops and maintains test/calibration stations and equipment(ATE)
  • Develops and maintains manufacturing test software in Labview with Teststand
  • Develops/sustains manufacturing test procedures/documentation
  • Supports/sustains ongoing manufacturing and test operations for switching products; improves/modernizes existing test systems, procedures, and software.
  • Assists in optimizing cost, quality, and reliability of products
  • Assists in component and systems failure/root cause analysis and implementing effective countermeasures


  • Minimum BSEE, BSME, or BSCS with 7+ years experience as a Test Engineer or equivalent, providing direct support of manufacturing test systems for production of electronic products in an ISO 9001 environment
  • Working knowledge of electrical design documentation and diagnosis of circuits down to component level
  • Experience in transitioning products from design to manufacturing as part of a cross-functional team
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in LabView
  • Experience with Teststand test executive, and version management(SVN, etc.) is highly desirable
  • Experience/understanding of RF systems, tests and measurements including sources of measurement errors, losses, VSWR, bandwidth is desirable
  • Experience with C/C++, VB, VC, Labwindows is desirable


  • Strong communication and collaboration skills – ability to effectively interface with multiple levels and disciplines within manufacturing, engineering, production teams
  • Proactive, solutions-oriented; able to work with minimal supervision

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