Sr. Test Engineer
Cymer, Inc - United States

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Supports engineering, research and development and manufacturing in the testing of optical, mechanical and electrical modules and sub-systems, and the integration and test of complex systems. Defines, designs, implements, and maintains engineering and manufacturing automated test equipment, test strategies, and test specifications for sub assemblies, both electrical and electromechanical in nature, and complete systems. Designs and/or selects test equipment capable of implementing the tests. Troubleshoots product and test equipment and qualifies test process and equipment. Completes specifications and procedures for new products. Plans the labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating standard and special devices.

Develops and performs a wide variety of electrical and mechanical test processes.

Defines test requirements based upon design documents.

Defines all test requirements and differentiates design verification, reliability, in-circuit-testing and functional testing.

Assists other test engineers for best common solutions.

Produces clear, concise documentation in defined Cymer formats.

Demonstrates the test equipment and process meets the requirements through validation testing.

Validates test equipment design ideas by calculating stack up tolerances, providing analysis of options.

Sets up standard optical table and diagnostic equipment according to general instructions.

Troubleshoots and isolates problems in laboratory equipment.

Uses sophisticated computer programs and diagnostic equipment to test laser performance according to descriptive instructions.

Performs optical alignment of laser systems or external diagnostic equipment based upon general instructions

May be assigned to a special project, such as instrument construction and alignment, working under descriptive instructions

Responsible for Lab safe operation.

Collects data, analyzes it, summarizes results, and prepares presentation of results for review.

Gathers information from drawings, specifications and design engineers necessary to develop tests and documentation.

Participates in acceptance testing the design.

Compiles test data to demonstrate the test equipment built meets the specified requirements.

Interfaces with software engineers to ensure successful software and hardware integration.

Writes test procedures.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Performs data collection, statistical analysis, and report summarization. Effectively reports problems through written and/or graphical formats.

Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.

Ability to use MS Word, Excel, CAD Drawing (ORCAD, AUTOCAD, and/or Visio), and electronic e-mail systems.

Proficient at designing and running tests to evaluate power distribution, digital, analog and serial signals.

Understanding of manufacturing testing including how and what to test for production and DV.

Proficient in reading and creating electrical schematics and using manufacturers' product cut sheets to select components to purchase.

Ability to calculate voltage drops, tolerance stack up, acceptance criteria, fusing, cable and connector requirements.

Ability to apply algebra, geometry, and statistics skills.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Requires the ability to utilize standard test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, signal generators and power meters with no direction.

Requires the ability to use optical measurement devices such as spectrometers, spectrophotometers, imaging setups, and the etc on a routine basis.

Requires the ability to read and interpret engineering specifications, maintenance manuals and engineering sketches.

Ability to use routine software applications such as MS Word and MS Excel to produce reports and graphs is required. Ability to use data acquisition & processing software such as Labview or Matlab.

Experience in coding in Labview.

Ability to receive and comprehend instructions.

Ability to write notes in a laboratory journal listing daily activities and write weekly report summarizing accomplishments.

Possesses good oral presentation skills and be able to effectively present results in a team meeting.

Strong competence with the various tools, procedures, programming languages used to accomplish the job. Minimum of six (6) years of experience is required.

Degree in Electronics, Optics or Physical Sciences.

Preferred experience in analog or digital technology and optics.


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 routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.

The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.

The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

May require travel dependent on business needs.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Can work under deadlines.

The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.

May work in an electronics laboratory or clean room environment in full gown, hood and gloves, where the noise level may be high.

Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.

Can learn and apply new information or skills.

Must be capable of working in the lab at floor level to 8 feet high with appropriate ladder.



Primary Location

United States



Unposting Date


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