Test Engineer

Keytronic   Spokane Valley, WA   Full-time
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Keytronic is a team-based, supportive environment where everyone is able to feel encouraged and supported. We provide opportunities for growth through seminars, certifications, on-the-job training, and career advancement. Our team and employees are proud of our product diversity and team environment. We are an international company where you will do something different every day in our fast-paced work environment, but we are always finding ways to create something new and be innovative.

We encourage you to apply for this position if you enjoy being challenged, working in a dynamic work setting, and being a part of a team that creates products that drive our world, while providing an innovative workplace with deep camaraderie, compelling product diversity, and resources to build your career.

Keytronic provides competitive salaries and benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Vacation, Holidays, Tuition Reimbursement, and 401K. We also have a company provided wellness program because we care about the wellbeing of our employees inside and outside of the workplace. We organize volunteer opportunities, company activities, and all-employee meetings to show we value our employees and the community around us!

In the Test Engineer position you will conducts electrical test engineering support involving automation, assembly, maintenance, and data collection.  Performs the task of developing test routines, software, and systems for testing of products to meet customer specifications.  Responsible for all facets of production, costing, development, support, training, and automation regarding test issues on a corporate scale.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Able and ready to perform all the duties of an Associate Test Engineer.
  • Coordinates development of test systems, operating systems, peripheral enhancements, and provides all facets of system documentation.
  • Assists on next generation test systems and operating systems.  Designs/develops high level software and hardware to comply with next generation systems.
  • Coordinates system designs with outside vendors and develops and provides specifications for contracted equipment builds.  Keeps current with new technologies and methodologies.
  • Coordinates projects and implementation plans for new product introduction. 
  • Coordinates with customers on specific designs and requirements.
  • Provides leadership to the technicians, production and other Test Engineers that are supporting new development projects.
  • Transitions test process plans between facilities for new products.
  • Trains new test engineers and establishes training programs for technical development.
  • Provides technical expertise and recommendations to test, manufacturing, product, and quality engineers on production feedback and support issues.
  • Develops quote information, pricing, test plans, automation methods, and process development for new products.
  • Responsible for timeline & costing plan generation and adherence on new product designs.
  • Ensures test plan compliance with customer specifications.
  • Determines requirements for Design for Testability.
  • Understands and develops product testing capacity models.
  • Process ownership:  demonstrated leadership in the assigned group of processes.
  • Engineering project management:  develop and lead test engineering project.
  • Manage schedule, budget and spec on a major engineering project.
  • Training:  support development of test engineers and manufacturing team (remote sites).


  • Attends meetings as needed to support organization activity.
  • Interfaces with customers as required with the ability to discuss issues of highly technical nature with customers and outside test suppliers. 
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, to achieve corporate and departmental objectives that are outside of normal job duties.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering or computer science.
  • Two to four years relevant experience in test engineering, firmware development, computer programming in C, C++, and electronic circuits and system design. 
  • Ability to operate and have knowledge in using MFG PRO software or similar manufacturing software.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Familiar with advanced programming languages, database generation, network theory, and high level component design and integration. 
  • Ability to interpret test output to aid in trouble shooting of defects.
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, statistics, and permutations.  Also, must be able to apply mathematical operations to tasks such as frequency distributions, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
  • Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and demonstrate the ability to determine critical parameters and develop process controls. 
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 
  • Must be able to read and understand PCA assembly drawings and technical notes.
  • Demonstrated ability with technical writing.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to management and technical staff audiences.
  • Ability to stand in front of small to large technical audiences and provide training.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment.
  • Sound written and oral communication skills; must be able to write and understand routine reports, follow oral and written instructions, and speak effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to relate to and work with diverse groups of people.
  • Must have knowledge of use and operation of standard office equipment and be familiar with commonly used CAD, email, Internet, word processing, databases and spreadsheets.
  • Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and materials. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.


  • Familiarity with Labview is a plus.
  • Five or more years experience in the manufacturing industry.
  • Familiarity with IPC 610 guidelines.
  • Experience in Contract Manufacturing and EMS industry desired with an emphasis in supporting an offshore manufacturing facility.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, talk, hear, and see. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or reach with hands and arms. The environment is fast-paced; time pressured, and requires accuracy. The employee will regularly multi-task between projects, be required to move throughout the office building, and effectively communicate. The normal environment is quiet and typical of an open cubical setting with some areas that may be louder at times.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The environment is fast-paced; time pressured, and requires accuracy. The normal environment is quiet and typical of an open cubical setting with some areas that may be louder at times.


The statements on this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required by all incumbents, and all job descriptions are subject to change to accommodate business necessity.  In support of Keytronic’s goals some incumbents may perform other duties as assigned.  In addition, all Keytronic employees are expected to:

  • Promote teamwork and cooperative effort
  • Help train and give guidance to other Keytronic employees
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and unobstructed work area
  • Provide customers with the highest quality of products and service
  • Understand and apply appropriate quality improvement processes

Keytronic is an EOE/M/W/VET/Disabilities employer.

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Spokane Valley, WA