Established in Los Angeles in 2011 with locations nation-wide, RatPac Controls designs, manufactures, sells, and rents power and data distribution equipment for lighting in the Motion Picture, Television, and Broadcast Media industries. Our product developments are focused on making the jobs of lighting and rigging easier and more efficient. Our products have been used on major motion picture and television shows around the world for over a decade. These product portfolios include whisper-quiet dimming solutions for all varieties of HMI, LED, and tungsten lights. We also lead the way in wireless lighting controls systems, designing and manufacturing transmitters and receivers compatible with all varieties of lighting fixtures commonly used on production sets.
 Job Summary:
The Test Engineer will establish test procedures and coordinate testing of products under development.  Performs professional electronic engineering assignments of wide Complexity under general direction with considerable discretion as to work details. Designs, fabricates, modifies, and evaluates complex Electronic circuitry of electronic devices or systems. Performs Development and/or test work that requires a comprehensive Knowledge of electronic theory and design.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None.

  • Coordinates and performs tests at the quality control stage of the manufacturing process.
  • Gathers and studies information regarding materials and components to be used in production.
  • Compiles and evaluates design and test data, prepares technical Specifications, and analyzes technical data to determine appropriate limits and variables for product process or materials specifications.
  • Drafts proposals for testing programs and operating procedures; outlines the specific testing conditions to be applied.
  • Plans and arranges the equipment required for testing and evaluating Standard and special devices or components. Analyzes, develops, and recommends test equipment design approaches required to meet production requirements for new or improved products and/or process.
  • Provides test area with specific tests to be performed. Designs, build, calibrate, and debugs test equipment. Compiles data and defines and changes requested in testing equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, and new testing requirements.
  • Tests new products; develops systems to gather digital data during testing.
  • Develops test equipment, procedures, and processes to test products. Writes test programs and procedures for manufacturing test. Provides Functional guidance and may train team members during pre-production testing. Reviews and approves related inputs such a drawings and specifications prepared by technical support personnel, i.e. ECR/Eco’s for related products.
  • Studies the data gathered during testing and evaluates the validity of the results.
  • Investigates and solves testing and design problems within scope Responsibilities. Evaluates and determines reasons for test failure Problems. Seeks guidance as necessary. Recommends appropriate Action to resolve problems.
  • Identifies any problems with new products; makes adjustments or recommendations to resolve problems.
  • May assign work to and direct drafters, technical writers, and QC Technicians, as required work of lower level test engineers. Interfaces With personnel in inter-related operations to assist and solve production problems. Prepares various management reports and documentation as necessary.
  • Continues testing and analysis until results are within product requirements and specifications.
  • Drafts detailed technical reports to present findings; based on findings, recommends modifications needed to correct production problems.
  • Develops ongoing quality control testing procedures to be incorporated into the regular production process. 
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to discuss product flaws in a constructive and positive manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software to prepare test reports and proposals.
  • Knowledgeable of testing power electronic assemblies, wireless modules, cables, logic boards.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, computer science, or mathematics, required.
  • Three to five years experience in production test in electronics industry or related discipline
Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to traverse production facility.

 Rat Pac Dimmers LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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