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Test Engineer - Temporary Appointment

Date:  Nov 13, 2021

Santa Barbara, CA, US

Job Function:  Operations
Business Unit:  Asylum Research

We’re looking for someone with a mechanical, electrical or materials engineering background to join our flexible, fast-paced, high tech manufacturing team.  This is an exciting chance to join an industry-leading instrumentation company as a skilled Test Engineer for a 6-month temporary appointment, performing final assembly and mechanical, electrical and software testing for our high precision atomic force microscopes.  While there is no guarantee of continued employment at the end of the 6-month period, there may be longer term career opportunities for the right candidate.


The Role

  • Complete standardized tests and generate test reports to ensure optimal system performance
  • Troubleshoot systems and perform repairs as required during testing
  • Generate and maintain technical documentation for all test and troubleshooting procedures
  • Interface with technical staff in other departments for manufacturing and product development support
  • Provide excellent customer support via email, phone and in person as needed


The Candidate

Successful candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, electronics, physics or equivalent practical experience.
  • At least two years of hands-on engineering experience, ideally with some of that being in SPM/AFM.
  • The ability to interpret schematics, and an aptitude for mechanical/electronic/optical design.
  • Strong attention to detail along with excellent manual dexterity and an affinity to working with precision parts.
  • A self-starter attitude and commitment to producing high quality work against sometimes demanding deadlines.
  • The ability to excel and communicate in a customer-focused team environment.


Business Overview

Asylum Research is the technology leader in AFM and part of a successful global company, Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and academic research.  We provide flexible hours and a competitive salary and benefits program including medical, dental, vision and a matching 401k.  To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please attach your resume and cover letter along with pay expectations, in a single PDF, to your application.


Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. EOE/M/F/D/V


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Nearest Major Market: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria