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STS Aviation Group
Location: Prescott, Arizona
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Engineers

Job Description:

As the Automation/Test Engineering Technical Manager, you will lead complex automated test development programs for use by the factory and PCBA contract manufacturers.

Job Duties:

  • The responsibilities of the Automation/Test Manager will include setting up a test plan for the manufacturing of complex electronic assemblies, creating manual or automated test environments, and developing techniques to increase first pass yield within our factory.
  • This includes the design and development of automated test equipment (hardware, mechanical, and software development) used for both LRU level test and printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) levels.
  • These ATE’s will be primarily used in a factory/PCBA contract manufacturer setting.


  • BS EE or equivalent.
  • 15+ years of experience in avionics hardware development and/or avionics test
  • 5+ years formally managing a team
  • Ability to understand RF, digital and analog circuitry to facilitate working closely with design engineering to develop approaches to alignment, test, troubleshooting, and Design for Manufacturability/Testability (DFX)
  • Experience with the production of high quality assemblies using fine-pitch SMT manufacturing processes
  • Fine-pitch SMT Assembly, AOI, AXI, Flying Probe and Functional Acceptance Test
  • Optimizing defect detection, yields and test cost
  • ATE Hardware design including Virginia Panel mass interconnect systems and National Instrument PXI test equipment
  • Experience using LabVIEW, TestStand, Python, and JTAG Boundary Scan software development
  • Managing a team of engineers to schedules and metrics
  • Demonstrated ability to justify, develop and deliver test solutions to the factory floor
  • Recent experience developing test solutions for radio’s/transceivers
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt a plus
  • Exposure to DO-178 and DO-254 engineering development and test processes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and creating MS Project Schedules
  • Experience with Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT) and Highly Accelerated Stress Screen (HASS)
  • Experience with hardware drawing trees and Bill of Materials
  • Experience supporting factory build issues
  • Experience with Requirement Management tools
  • Experience with DO-160 Qualification Testing, including writing test plans, test procedures, securing test lab quotes and execution of qualification testing at in-house and outside test facilities.
  • Experience with ERP tools

At STS Direct Hire we offer a comprehensive benefits package to all employees, and candidates of every background are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions about pay rates, benefits, etc…  please contact us at or

Thanks so much, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Job ID: 36442

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