Staff Engineer, Test Development

Apply now »

Date: Nov 21, 2023

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Staff Engineer, Test Development
Req ID: 114412
Hiring Manager: Shannon David Nelson
Band: 10 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 
State/Province: Minnesota
City:  Maple Grove

Job Summary:

The Staff Engineer, Test Development designs, develops and implements automatic test equipment and test programs for product testing and design verification which ensure robust and high quality assembled products in manufacturing.

A Test Development Engineer may specialize in many areas but are generally categorized into Structural (verification of an assembly process by testing each of its smaller elements and their interconnects) and Functional (verification that a design will perform its main purpose).


Detailed Description:

Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Lead the development and implementation of technical solutions for complex projects, involving multiple domains and participate in project planning and scheduling.

  • Provides technical leadership and direction to a sizeable team of engineers. May be a recognized expert (go to person) in one or more technical areas

  • Take responsibility for non-technical elements of an engineering project (people, financials etc.)

  • Review and interpret customer requirements/specifications and may act as primary customer contract.

  • Analyze tradeoffs in complex systems and recommend solutions. Develop deployment strategies and plans.

  • Lead the deployment of strategic programs and coordinate site-wide deployment efforts.

  • May manage relationships with key vendors/partners.

  • Establish best known methods and processes for test development execution for local, regional or global teams

  • Expert at analyzing industry trends and establishing strategies with local or regional impact

  • Establish short term and long term investment and skill development strategies and business cases with global impact to organization

  • Develop production test strategies based on product design specification

  • Design and develop test solutions including hardware & software elements and then system integration, qualification, and installation to meet product, quality and test requirements outlined in the test plan.

  • Debug of tester issues using design of experiments, tools, and failure analysis methodologies

  • Execute all validation/qualification requirements by applying statistical and common industry methods

  • Stabilization of Test Solutions for manufacturing working to optimize with process teams focussing on cycle time and yield.

  • Test developers may also work with product design teams with feedback from product testability, test coverage, diagnosability, reparability, firmware/diagnostics and user experience.

  • Keeping up to date with relevant industry knowledge and regulations


Enabling Competencies:

  • Project Management - Ability to manage/lead complex, multiple line engineering projects that may also involve other functions. Demonstrate solid understanding of the technical, financial and people aspects of the project. Able to create a project/change management plan and ensure that the project is delivered within the assigned time and budget. Ability to recognize project barriers and develop mitigation plans
  • Leadership - Demonstrate "People & Team Leadership Behaviors" as per Celestica Leadership Imperatives.

  • Financial Acumen / Business Planning - Ability to create financial plans for your projects, align them internally with your line of management and other functions and externally if needed. Create project plans, profitability calculations, risk and sensitivity analysis, able to recognize barriers and mitigate profitability risks. Fully knowledgeable about internal and external financial reporting, accounting and tax requirements relevant to your area of expertise.

  • The following competencies may also be required: Coaching/Mentoring; Communication/Negotiation/Presentation; Creative Problem Solving; Customer Interaction/Stakeholder Management; Quality & Lean; Working Effectively with Others; D/PFMEA; 8D/Corrective Action; Equipment Safety; Design of Experiments (DOE).


Technical Competencies:

The following are the associated Technical Competencies that are required for the various Standard Jobs within the Test Engineering Manufacturing career stream. This list is for illustrative purposes and may not be inclusive of all skills.


Standard Job : Technical Skills


  • FUNCTIONAL /SYSTEMS /STRESS TEST OPERATIONS : ESD Controls, ESS Hardware, ESS Profile, Functional / System Test Solution Support, RF Test Operations, Test Fixture, Boundary Scan, Test Strategy Creation, Test Plan Creation, FT Software Development, FT Diagnostic and Firmware Development, FT Fixture Development, FT Fixture Mechanical Design, FT Equipment Skills, FT Debug/integration of SW/HW, RF Test Development (<5Ghz), RF Test Development (>20Ghz), High Energy Experience, Electrical - Automation, IPC-10, Engineering Control & System Tools, Quality Data (KPI), Supplier Quality & Component Engineering, Manufacturing Operational Management, System Architecture, EE - Digital, EE - Analog, FW - Firmware, OS, Application Software, PLC programming, Sensors / Moving Parts, Fluidics, Fiber Optics, Tolerance Analysis
  • STRUCTURAL TEST OPERATIONS : ESD Controls, Component Module Programming, Auto Wire Prep, SMT Data Analytics, API, AOI (PCBA), AXI (PCBA), Flying Probe, Backplane Test, ICT Equipment Maintenance, ICT Engineering Technical Support, 3070 and Teradyne ICT Test Development Applications and Models Development, Functional / System Test Solution Support, RF Test Operations, Test Fixture, Boundary Scan, Test Strategy Creation, Test Plan Creation, FT Software Development, IPC-610, Engineering Controls & System Tools, Quality Data (KPI), Supplier Quality and Component Engineering, Manufacturing Operational Management, DFM - Manufacturing, DFA - Assembly, DFT - Physical Test , DFT - Electrical Test


Physical Demands:

Duties of this position are performed in a normal office environment.

Duties may require extended periods of sitting and sustained visual concentration on a computer monitor or on numbers and other detailed data.

Repetitive manual movements (e.g., data entry, using a computer mouse, using a calculator, etc.) are frequently required.

Occasional travel may be required.


Typical Experience:

7 to 10 years.


Typical Education:

Bachelor degree

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Celestica’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or disability status, or other characteristics protected by law. 

This policy applies to hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment and also states that retaliation against a person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice will not be tolerated. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.



Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud.

Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

Job Segment: Testing, Test Engineer, Developer, Manufacturing Engineer, Aerospace Engineering, Technology, Engineering

Apply now »