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Senior Test Systems Technician

Apply now Job no: 614863
Work type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Engineering, Manufacturing & Logistics, Oceania, Individual Contributor

About Us

Imagine using your experience to help people around the world to hear again. We can offer a unique opportunity to join Cochlear, an iconic Australian company, leading the world in implantable hearing solutions. Our mission is to help more people to hear.

The Opportunity

Cochlear is seeking a Senior Test Systems Technician to join its fantastic Implants and Systems team! In this role, you will champion the procurement of critical components and equipment required for assembly, installation, qualification, and commissioning of test systems. You will also be accountable for the management of R&D test system tool record register, test component/ equipment availability and general test laboratory maintenance; along with supporting test engineers in conducting well defined test verification activities

This is a permanent full-time role based in our global headquarters in Macquarie University. We also offer flexible working arrangement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver test system hardware (platform, fixtures, jigs) using establish design processes and guidelines
  • Independently source electronic, electrical, and mechanical components and parts and be familiar with Cochlear procurement process
  • Independently assemble or fabricate the test hardware based on available design schematics and block diagrams (An understanding of schematics is a MUST)
  • Develop modifications to the hardware when necessary to support test development
  • Support the execution of required test system hardware characterisation and verification based on available test protocols and plans
  • Oversee test equipment calibration schedule and develop systematic plans to manage test equipment calibration and maintenance.

About You:

  • Holds a valid trade certificate in electronics, electrical or electrotechnology
  • Ability to communicate and write clear technical instructions
  • Familiar with electrical and fault troubleshooting
  • Familiar general measurement equipment (LCR, Power Meter, Oscilloscopes, Multi-meters, Spectrum Analysers)
  • Prior Experience with test software (LabView, Python, C#) is ideal
  • Experienced problem solver in areas of electronic, mechanical failure detection is ideal

Developmental Value of the role:

  • Self-management of multiple concurrent work packages and task
  • Develop design skills working on cutting edge technology to deliver manufacturing test systems within a highly regulated industry
  • Opportunity to work across organizational boundaries with developing test systems for Cochlear's internal production as well as globally for Cochlear's regional sites
  • Great career development
  • On-site undercover parking
  • Flexible working environment

Cochlear Summary

Cochlear’s mission is to help more people to hear. Around the world, more people chose a Cochlear-branded hearing implant system than any other. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives. Learn and grow with us as we tackle the most complex challenges in helping people to hear.

If you feel that you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role and take on new challenges to build your career with Cochlear, please start your application by clicking the apply button below.


At Cochlear we value and welcome the unique contributions, perspectives, experiences and backgrounds of our employees and aim to build a culture that celebrates and leverages these differences, creating a sense of belonging and enabling our people to realise their full potential. We offer flexible working arrangements, and we understand flexibility is not the same for everyone. We're open to a conversation about what flexibility means for you.

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Anticipated Application Closing: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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