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Musco Lighting Test Technician in Oskaloosa, Iowa


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Conducts tests of new components, assemblies, and systems based on test criteria as established by policies and procedures or written test plans; maintains accurate records of test results and reports results to requestor.

  • Conducts various performance, validation or reliability tests of the company’s product in accordance with test criteria established by policies and procedures or written test plans and maintains accurate records of test results and reports results to the requestor.

  • Conducts various comparison tests of competitive products and components in accordance with test criteria established by policies and procedures or written test plans; maintains accurate records of test results and reports results to the requestor.

  • Prepares prototypes of components assemblies and systems of either new or current products as directed by policies and procedures or written test plans or work requests. Ensures that the prototypes meet the established specifications.

  • Operates required machinery and equipment in a safe manner following established safety rules, maintains a neat and clean work area, follows established tool and instrument control procedures, and reports any unsafe acts or conditions to his or her immediate supervisor.

  • Performs inspections and installation of parts and components on devices under test (DUT); maintains accurate records of the installation of these parts and the collection of test data.

  • Builds test fixtures to carry out various needs associated with testing the components in a manner that will be accelerated in terms of time and that will correlate with actual field use conditions.

  • Reports to the supervisor about all ongoing projects about project status, completion time projections, and any problems that may have arisen during the project.

  • Regular use of environmental chambers and other test equipment.

Engineering Integration

  • Gather input from product developers, reliability engineers, and others to determine the appropriate suite of tests.

  • Provide feedback to product developers for design corrections and enhancements.

  • Assist Codes & Standards personnel and outside test labs to get appropriate third-party certifications (FCC, IEC, etc.).

Interdepartmental Integration

  • Assist with beta tests and sites as appropriate.

  • Interface with Applications Engineering, Field Services, Manufacturing, and others during the installation and start-up of initial installations and beta sites.


  • Interface with and perform or witness testing at outside test facilities as required in the performance of product testing.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Two-year technical degree in AAS Electronics Engineering Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Prefer five years of experience in product testing in an R&D environment.

  • Experience with data acquisition systems and the development of automated test systems preferred.

  • Experience with HALT testing preferred.

  • Experience with structured programming (C#, .net, LabView, etc.).

  • Demonstrated ability to operate shop equipment, including, drill press, lathe, mill, brake, shear, and band saws.

Job Specifications:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of electrical engineering principles, concepts, and practices.

  • Able to perform testing activities using common equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, multimeters, etc.

  • Able to diagnose and repair failures of electronic components.

  • Able to quickly learn and use various tests and operational software.

  • Proficient at soldering thru-hole and small surface mount components.

  • Have knowledge of networks and communications (RS485, RS232, TCP/IP, etc).

  • Have a basic knowledge of:

  • Part procurement

  • Mechanical parts and packaging

  • Drawing systems

  • Electronic assembly

  • Detail-oriented and self-starter

  • Good written and verbal communications skills

  • Ability to work well as part of the test and reliability team

  • Qualifications



  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group



  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help



  • Associate Degree or better in Electronics Engineering



  • 5 years: Product Testing

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)