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Job Description

Job Number
Job Title
Test Technician B
MPP : Communication / High Power
Palo Alto, CA

Communications & Power Industries (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets. With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets. The company has manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, and sales, service and engineering offices around the world.

Job Duties:

• Perform vacuum tube electrical and RF testing, tuning and optimization on a variety of tube types within a product line per written procedures or instructions using both manual and automated test equipment.
• Set-up and modification of test stations and equipment as required by test procedures and instructions.
• Record and organize test data per engineering and manufacturing documentation.
• Perform some mechanical assembly and measurements per engineering drawings or instructions using hand-tools.
• Troubleshoot tubes and test equipment with general supervision or engineering direction.
• Work in a rapidly changing manufacturing environment with specific production objectives for cycle-time and throughput.
• Work to specific safety, quality and security requirements and instructions.
• Maintain assigned work areas in a clean and orderly manner.
• High School grad or GED or AA degree in a related technology plus two years’ experience in microwave technology.
• US citizenship and the ability to receive a DOD security clearance is required.
• Must have thorough understanding of microwave test equipment and theory, along with high voltage equipment and safety practices.
• Good communications skills and manual dexterity required.
• Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
• Ability to work in team environment, self starter a plus.
• Ability to work overtime, and weekends.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office a plus.

This position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The successful candidate must be a “U.S. Person” as defined under ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. Person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) have been admitted to the United States as a refugee, or have been granted asylum.

CPI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.