Microchip Technology Test Engineer in Simsbury, Connecticut


Microsemi a Microchip Company Discrete Products Group (DPG) offers one of the industry's most comprehensive power and RF/microwave discrete semiconductor product portfolios. The DPG encompasses two business units, the Power Discrete & Modules BU and the RF/Microwave Discretes BU. Markets the PDM & RF/MW Discretes BU's address include alternative energy, industrial, medical, defense, commercial aviation, communications, embedded systems, motor control, power solutions, sensors and security. Microsemi is planning to fill the following position with a talented, creative and motivated individual. A generous package is offered to all regular full-time employees.


Supports the development and production of Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) based analog and digital hardware, including generating automate acceptance testing, test fixture design, and hardware troubleshooting.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Operate, maintain and write automated test software using Visual Basic (vb.net)

  • Adjust and/or troubleshoot active and passive analog circuits

  • Adjust and/or troubleshoot digital circuits including microcontrollers and FPGAs

  • Identify and document changes required through Engineering Change Request (ECR) and Engineering Change Notice (ECN) process

  • Provide training and assistance to test technicians using verbal, written and technical skills

  • Identify and implement test process improvements

  • Evaluate root cause and implement recovery, corrective action and preventative action on in-process failure related to RF test

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Microsemi targets candidates who value teamwork, have effective interpersonal skills and respect the technical leadership and structured processes that we utilize to build our world-class products.

Supervision of Others

  • This position does not supervise others.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands shown below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The work environment characteristics shown below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 3-5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Prior U.S. Security clearance or capability to receive clearance.

  • Computer programming skills, Visual Basic (.net) a plus.

  • Understanding of operation and theory of spectrum analyzer, noise figure meter, signal generator, oscilloscope and pulse generator.

  • Knowledge of digital signal processing including Fourier transform techniques.

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering documents, procedures, and manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

  • Experience with Microsoft products including Office, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Windows.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Experience in an analog RF/Microwave test environment.

  • Prior experience with Lean and Six Sigma principles and activities.

ITAR Statement

This job requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by the export laws of the United States. Candidates are required to provide proof of US citizenship, Permanent US residency or classification as a protected individual as defined in 8 USC 1324b (a) (3).

Equal Opportunity Employer

Microchip is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Disabled / Veterans / Minorities / Women. We provide equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Applicants with Disabilities

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send us an email here with "Applicant Accommodation Request" in the subject line of the email. Alternatively, you may call us at 480-730-7330 to let us know the nature of your request.