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Title:  Engineer - Test

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NYSE: AEIS), enables design breakthroughs and drives growth for leading semiconductor and industrial customers. Our precision power and control technologies, along with our applications know-how, inspire close partnerships and innovation in thin-film and industrial manufacturing. We are proud of our rich heritage, award-winning technologies, and we value the talents and contributions of all Advanced Energy's employees worldwide.


Position Summary:

Advanced Energy is looking for an experienced Test Development Engineer to join our team in Ft. Collins, Colorado.  The Test Engineer designs, develops, and implements cost-effective solutions for manufacturing tests for several high frequency, high voltage circuits and systems that ensure high quality standards.  The position performs a variety of technical, multi-disciplined tasks early in the Product Development Process to provide timely, flexible, universal tools and processes.  The Test Engineer makes knowledgeable, data-driven decisions and employs innovative technologies with optimal control and maximum speed and flexibility.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensure testability and serviceability of new product designs, providing feedback to design teams addressing opportunities for defects in manufacturing and field use
  • Prepares test and diagnostic programs, designs test fixtures and equipment, completes specifications and procedures for new products and for product design changes throughout the product’s lifecycle
  • Accurately estimate project costs and schedules associated with implementing test solutions
  • Owns test requirements from the vendor, to shipment, to the customer
  • Verify products meet their functional requirements - including design verification and manufacturing screens
  • Analyze capabilities and ensure control of critical parameters of products and test equipment


Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years of product test development experience
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing test environment
  • Minimum of 3 years in power electronics
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to influence design team decisions
  • Demonstrated experience solving complex technical problems with minimal assistance
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Expertise in programming automation and data collection
  • Source Code control experience
  • Experience with a variety of General-Purpose Test Equipment use and automation.  Including: Oscilloscopes, Multimeters, DAQs, and Switches.


Highly Desired Skills:

  • Experience in power supply testing or design
  • Object Oriented Programming Skills
  • 6-sigma or equivalent statistical, problem-solving methodology
  • Programming experience in NI Labview and TestStand, C++, SQL, and/or Python


Work Environment:

Regularly working in lab, office and manufacturing facilities with power output up to 60 kW.  Travel to international manufacturing and/or development locations may be required throughout the product’s lifecycle.



Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering required


Compensation:   $70,000-95,000


As part of our total rewards philosophy, we believe in offering and maintaining competitive compensation and benefits programs for our employees in order to attract and retain a talented, highly engaged workforce.  Our compensation programs are focused on equitable, fair pay practices including market-based base pay, an annual pay-for-performance incentive plan, and discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan.  In addition to our competitive compensation practices, we offer a strong benefits package in each of the countries in which we operate. In the U.S., we offer a rich benefits package that includes 4 different health care plan options, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, health savings and flexible spending accounts, paid-time off, 8-weeks of paid parental leave for both moms and dads, company matched 401(k), flexible work schedules, expanded mental health coverage and employee assistance programs. 


Advanced Energy is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Loveland