iRobot Corporation

  • Engineering Technician in Test

    Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
    Category Product Development/Engineering
    Requisition ID
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date
    1 month ago(3/19/2018 2:05 PM)
  • Summary

    As our System Test Technician, you will support system level performance tests of new product prototypes as well as competitive products.

    • You will execute performance testing, documenting results and tracking of UUTs (units under test) using practices and procedures established by both IEC and internally developed standards.
    • You will perform operational test and fault isolation on systems and equipment, assist in determining methods or actions to remedy malfunctions and assist in the design, construction, test and troubleshooting of test equipment.
    • Use common hand and power tools (e.g. screw drivers, wrenches, drills, presses, grinders and multi-meters).
    • Utilize larger machinery and equipment (e.g. mills, lathes, temperature chambers, vibration tables, and HALT chambers).  The System Test Technician will interact with robotic systems primarily via a Linux shell.

    Essential Functions/ Job Duties

    • Execute performance tests and document results in accordance with standards and procedures.
    • Install, configure and upgrade software to run on Linux and embedded platforms.
    • Document and communicate results and findings to define performance or facilitate root cause analysis and resolution when failure occurs.
    • Support team in performing other Electro-Mechanical testing and measurements.
    • Perform basic soldering, wiring, fixture setup and product labeling to track UUTs.
    • Support test facility and equipment maintenance and management.


    • 3 years experience performing system level testing, preferably performance testing.
    • Experience working in a Linux environment, including basic shell script knowledge.
    • Experience configuring and troubleshooting IP networks using Wi-Fi
    • Detail oriented with a proven track record of documenting test results as well as recognizing and documenting deviations, anomalies, and failures during testing.
    • Experience troubleshooting and debugging electro-mechanical equipment, electronic setups, and measurement equipment.
    • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of task execution and work with minimal supervision.
    • Comfortable working in team environment, adapting to changes in assignments, and balancing competing priorities.
    • Able to communicate technical information and test results effectively and provide test summaries.
    • Proficient with mechanical and electrical tools used in testing, and troubleshoot of electromechanical systems (e.g. common hand tools, drills, presses, grinders and multi-meters).


    About Us

    We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded by MIT roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 600 of the robot industry’s best and brightest. iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.


    iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, accessible by our corporate shuttle directly from Alewife Station. We also have offices in California, Europe, Japan, China & Hong Kong. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer! Check out #LifeAtiRobot and follow us on Instagram: @irobotcareers


    iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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