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Buffalo Grove / Illinois
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Job description
Every idea starts with a purpose. From healthcare/life sciences to industrial/commercial to communications to aerospace/defense we create the products that build a better world. We’re a global team of over 19,000 engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and service experts that partner with our customers to bring their products to life. Whether you’re looking to start, make a change, or advance your career, find your path at Plexus and leave your mark on the world around us.

As the Test Technician you will be responsible for operating production test equipment, troubleshoot and repair defective products, maintain test equipment, monitor test performance and yield information, and provide technical support to other focus factory personnel.

Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Identify and review failure trend information and support/implement solutions with the Test, Manufacturing, and/or Quality Engineer team to improve the product yield through the test process.  Drive defect information to other test and inspection points to capture earlier in the process.
  • Actively listen and respond to the needs of internal customers, actively participate as a member of the sector team in order to support external customer satisfaction.  Contribute to the sector team by providing the technical leadership at the product level, utilizing strong communication skills to secure optimal effectiveness in all aspects of the testing area.
  • Operate test equipment (may include flying probe, In-circuit, functional) on a daily basis.  Support both preventative and reactive maintenance to ensure minimal down time of the test equipment.  May also be trained to perform basic level solder repair to reduce the turnaround time of the repair.
  • Responsible for training production associates or other test technicians on proper operation of the test equipment, including the development of training documents or assembly-specific build instruction.  As required, attend training sessions at vendors or customer sites to improve expertise and train other individuals on the content learned.
  • Use test failure reports, schematics, datasheets, and other tools to accurately troubleshoot assembly or system level failures to the component level so they can be repaired.  Collaborate with Test Engineers and/or the customer to gain further knowledge of functionality when information is not available.  Provide break fix support for test equipment as necessary.

Additional Accountabilities:

  • Basic hand repair of assemblies.
  • Support implementation of engineering change orders.
  • Support the development of documentation for operational or technical training.
  • Operate test equipment (may include flying probe, In-circuit test, functional).
  • Support reactive maintenance (test equipment).
  • Train operators how to properly utilize the test equipment and instructions.
  • Minimal travel may be required to meet the needs of the business.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • A minimum of an Associate’s degree is preferred; an Associate's degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or Electrical Engineering is preferred.
  • Less than one (1) year of related experience is preferred; One (1) or more years of related experience is preferred
  • The employee must successfully complete all internal training courses offered by the company necessary to do the job.

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key job accountabilities may be considered.

Other Qualifications:  

  • Intermediate Electrical
  • Basic Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Basic Communication
  • Basic Manufacturing
  • Basic Teamwork
  • Basic Execution
  • Basic Understanding of Workmanship Standards
  • General electronics troubleshooting equipment
  • General office equipment and materials

Work Environment:

  • The work setting should consist of a manufacturing environment with suitable lighting, comfortable temperatures, and a low noise level.

This document does not represent a contract of employment and is not intended to capture every possible assignment the incumbent could be asked to perform.

Some offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a drug screen and upon completion of a confidentiality agreement.

Our Values and How We Lead behaviors guide our processes. Plexus does not make employment decisions based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourage all to apply today!

Globally, our policy is to recruit people from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, our company does not typically undertake sponsorship, including for H-1B, TN, and other nonimmigrant visas. Additionally, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be “U.S. persons.” “U.S. persons” are generally defined as U.S. citizens, nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

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