Sensata Technologies, Inc. Senior Test Engineer in Swindon, United Kingdom

General Duties:

To provide test engineering solutions / guidance to the Production, Design and Development operations of SWINDON Silicon Systems.


Electronic Engineering, ideally to a degree level or equivalent HND. Able to communicate at all levels.

Experience (essential):

Typically 7 years using automatic test equipment and programming, preferably in testing of analogue and digital integrated circuits, with a wide knowledge of different ASIC types / families and volume production implementations.

Responsible to:

Test Engineering Manager.


Develop and monitor appropriate Test solutions in conjunction with the Product Support Group and / or Designers to ensure product quality while maximising throughput and yields.

  • Provide technical leadership, training and general advice for Engineers within the department.

  • Be capable of referencing ASIC design documentation to create test specifications and schedules to ensure product quality. Propose new and innovative test methods to reduce Cost of Test and carry out feasibility studies required for introduction and qualification of measurements, test tooling, equipment & programming.

  • Write and debug test programs in multiple coding formats for product measurement and test equipment utilised in high volume production, taking into account ATE specifications / limitations while maximising multisite testing possibilities.

  • In conjunction with Project managers, drive and co-ordinate the completion of the test development stage to full implementation of volume production.

  • Design, layout, manufacture and populate circuit boards and related mechanical / electrical hardware.

  • Identify appropriate ATE for all aspects ASIC testing from initial debugging to fully capable high volume multi-temperature requirements at both wafer and package level.

  • Provide documentation for project files in accordance with the Quality and HSE procedures & instructions in place.

  • In conjunction with ASIC Design Engineers provide evaluation / characterisation analysis.

  • Advise and support Test Maintenance Engineering when required.

  • Evaluate and report on customer returns in conjunction with Quality department and Failure analysis staff.

  • If required, be available for operation of Production Testing Equipment and manual testing of product / customer samples etc.

  • Be available for the interview process and selection of new team members

  • Demonstrate and promote Swindon’s values in behaviours and actions.

  • Produce and promote the highest standard of work possible in accordance with the company’s TS16949, OHSAS 18001, ISO14001, IIP, Sarbanes Oxley, Lean / 6s standards and any other standards that the company adheres to.

  • Work as a member of a team helping to implement, carry out and drive compliance of all company working practices and Health, Safety and Environmental procedures.

  • Comply with all Sarbox controls throughout the organisation and understand and meet the key controls that are directly related to your day to day functions Develop, review, update, manage and ensure compliance with Sarbox documentation.

  • Address and report all remediation action and co-operate with all Sarbox auditing activities.

  • Carry out any other function necessary for the smooth running of the Department.

Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employees’ skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.

Our Vision is to be:

  • A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection

  • Satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment

  • A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice.

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Sensata Technologies is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. Sensata's products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications.

We are a rapidly growing company with $3 billion in annual revenues, operations and business centers in 13 countries and more than 20,000 employees worldwide, including 900 people in mostly engineering, business development and corporate support roles at our U.S. headquarters in Attleboro, MA.

We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.

Note to applicants for positions in the United States:

  • Sensata is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action (AA) /Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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