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Job Title:  Test Engineer II

Requisition ID:  5545

Bellingham, WA, US, 98226

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products.  We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.

This position will be focusing primarily on our Energy Systems line of business, which include telecommunications, IT, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), utilities and switchgear, security, emergency lighting and general electronics. Some of the reserve power brands include PowerSafe,DataSafe, and Genesis. Our extensive product range serves a variety of reserve power applications and consistently delivers the most effective, powerful and reliable batteries available.


Job Purpose

Manufacturing test equipment development (automated and manual) for HFC Uninterruptible Power Supplies, DOCSIS Gateways and embedded IP/networked products, and related peripheral products. Position involves the design and development of both hardware and software elements of production screening test process. Perform a variety of moderate to complex engineering tasks using standard and customized test tools. Develop comprehensive test plans and test procedures, write detailed issue reports, and perform root cause analysis of defective assemblies. Software skills are required to support automated test activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interface with project engineers, engineering management, and production management to develop test plans and requirement specifications for new and existing products
  • Conceptualizing test fixture designs to meet test requirements specification, and following through with full hardware prototype construction and software development of that plan
  • Conduct and document qualification testing of fixture / software designs to assure they consistently meet requirements and generate consistent results
  • Document and release fixture designs and test procedures to production for use and reproduction.  Work with factory test engineers and manufacturing engineers to introduce new procedures and equipment into the production environment.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues that come up during production testing of products to identify root cause and corrective improvements.
  • Evaluate new product designs to identify Design for Test improvements and make recommendations to electrical and mechanical design engineers or manufacturing engineers.
  • Develop and document maintenance plans and spare equipment requirements for test fixtures
  • Collaborate with Engineering team and project stakeholders (Manufacturing, Quality, Service, Product Management) to identify options and solutions to test-oriented problems
  • Communicate with engineering group to develop testing procedures/methodologies
  • Ability to  thrive in a highly collaborative and cross-functional environment


  • 2-year technical degree in electronics or equivalent
  • 2 years of automated manufacturing test development experience for electronic products
  • Proficiency with electronics laboratory equipment (meters, oscilloscopes, power analyzer, data acquisition modules, power sources, etc.) commonly used for printed circuit testing
  • Excellent problem solving, debugging, and analysis skills.
  • LabVIEW development experience for hardware integration/automation and test data generation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET framework (Visual Basic)
  • Electrical schematic capture experience (e.g., Altium)
  • Mechanical and electrical assembly / soldering skills necessary for test fixture prototyping
  • Very strong organizational and writing skills to draft concise and effective test procedures for manufacturing personnel to follow
  • Detail-oriented and willing to take ownership of tasks, projects, and resolution of problems.  Self-directed and willing to respond to direct tasking.
  • Effective communication and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Very limited travel may be required


Desired Qualifications / Skills

  • Design and/or test experience with power supplies, inverters, battery chargers, ferro-resonant transformers, or batteries
  • Design and/or test experience with coaxial RF communication products
  • Experience in embedded systems communications protocols: I2C, SPI, RS-485, Ethernet, etc.
  • Experience with network communication/routing protocols and the suite of TCP/IP tools (incl. SNMP)
  • Linux operating system experience
  • Python coding experience
  • C/C++ programming experience
  • Knowledge of PCB assembly processes
  • Familiarity with high volume electronics production test and quality screening methods (ICT, MDA, AOI), Bed-of-Nails physical interfaces, and high reliability test fixture interfaces (Hypertronics, CPC, etc.)
  • Exposure and familiarity with MRP/ERP system (optimally SAP)

General Job Requirements

  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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