Junior Operations Test Engineer

Towcester, United Kingdom

Job Description

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!
We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business. If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us! Equal opportunities: Lumentum is committed to equal opportunities and actively seeks applications from all sectors of the community irrespective of sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, having responsibility for dependents, age, religion/beliefs, or any other reason which cannot be shown to be justified. What Will You Do? Minimize equipment downtime by providing support/maintenance of the automated test solutions (hardware and software). The test systems provide characterization and screening data for optical components at chip and/or module level in a cleanroom environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing support to operations to ensure test equipment is available to meet production schedules. Much of this support is ‘hands on’ and will be in a cleanroom environment;
  • Production is 24/7, shift work will be required (rotating or continental shifts are possible);
  • Commissioning and maintaining automated test equipment (ATEs) for optoelectronics components (Lasers, Modulators, Detectors, and Photonic Integrated Circuits);
  • Improving and maintaining existing test infrastructure to ensure production schedule and output targets are achieved;
  • Identify opportunities to maximise test capacity (test time reduction, re-test rate reduction…);
  • Technician training and process documentation authoring;
  • Supporting the development team by validating software, giving inputs to equipment design, wiring test kits and debugging electronics.
  • Analog and digital electronics debugging, ability to interpret electronic circuit diagrams;
  • Experience in basic S/W debugging (stop/start/repeat failing code blocks);
  • Able to write detailed and informative error report clearly indicating problems;
  • Able to prioritise work when dealing with production impacting problems;
  • Knowledge of automated testing in a manufacturing environment;
  • Any text-based programming language ideally VB and/or C#, understanding concepts more important than syntax;
  • NI Test stand;
  • Instrument automation protocols (GPIB, RS-232, VISA, LXI etc);
  • National Instruments test instruments (e.g. PXI);
  • Knowledge of robotic systems;
  • High Precision Motion control (e.g. Thorlabs/Newport);


  • Experienced working with opto-electronics devices (laser, modulators, detectors);
  • Debugging of C# / VB.Net code;
  • Adjust / Modify TestStand sequences;
  • Epson Robot systems;
  • Re-teaching computer vision systems to recognise new products.
  • HNC/HND or equivalent experience in any scientific or Engineering (Electrical/Electronic) based field.

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