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Qualcomm Senior Test Technician - 12 month fixed-term contract, Cambridge, UK in United Kingdom

Company:Qualcomm Technologies International Ltd

Job Area:Operations Group, Operations Group > Test Technician

Job Overview:

Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities that will transform industries, create jobs, and enrich lives. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform 5Gs potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age - and this is where you come in.

You will be supporting our internal engineering & applications teams, helping ensure timely delivery of support and releases to customers.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing test equipment at site level and ensuring the integrity of the Qualcomm global Test Equipment Asset database for assets under their remit, including managing test equipment calibration and repairs. In addition to this you will be responsible for providing Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) guidance and support at site level, plus conducting periodic audits. You will operate autonomously with limited supervision.

Key Responsibilities

Test equipment responsibilities

  • Responsible for management and integrity of Asset Management database (Asset Manager). Conduct periodic audits to validate test equipment inventory locations.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all Qualcomm test equipment is calibrated and maintained to applicable international standards. Calibration to be managed in a timely manner with minimal downtime for engineers. Ensure calibration records are stored appropriately.

  • Plan and execute calibration activities, such as large on-site calibration events, e.g. VOSCAL with approx. 800 items being calibrated over the course of 5 weeks, and ad hoc calibration of individual items throughout the year.

  • Manage repairs of test equipment assets to ensure most cost effective and timely repairs are completed.

  • Optimise utilisation of test equipment within Cambridge site. Maintain test equipment ‘library’ and encourage re-use of assets.

  • Manage disposal of unwanted/obsolete test equipment assets whilst ensuring that Qualcomm remains compliant with applicable country environmental laws. Where possible re-sell test equipment via appropriate third parties; liaise with Purchasing team to negotiate best possible prices. Liaise with Finance to ensure fixed asset register updated appropriately.

  • Manage the movement of test and measurement assets into, within, and out of Qualcomm. Arrange export of equipment to Qualcomm sites for demos/customer testing as required (Export Control Awareness)

ESD responsibilities:

  • Maintain ESD plans for all areas and conduct scheduled ESD audits; liaise with Facilities/Lab Managers to address any findings.

  • Coordinate provision of ESD related items and manage relationship with primary external provider.

  • Manage weekly laundry schedule for ESD jackets.

  • Contact point for local ESD support and guidance.

As a member of the site Internal Audit team:

  • Perform internal audits in accordance with Annual Audit Schedule, as allocated via Internal Audit Team meeting. Support customer / supplier / ISO 9001 audits on an ‘as needs’ basis.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Organisation skills (e.g. coordinating activities across functions, arranging calibration activities, prioritising and managing workload, etc)

  • Experience of working with design engineers (ideally in a technology company).

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail.

  • Computer literate (office applications).


  • Experience in test & measurement environment

  • Knowledge of static control processes, and the implications when handing electronic components

  • Understanding of ISO 9001

  • Internal QMS Auditor

    *References to a particular number of years experience are for indicative purposes only. Applications from candidates with equivalent experience will be considered, provided that the candidate can demonstrate an ability to fulfill the principal duties of the role and possesses the required competencies.

    Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call Qualcomm’s toll-free number found here (https://qualcomm.service-now.com/hrpublic?id=hr_public_article_view&sysparm_article=KB0039028) for assistance. Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities to be able participate in the hiring process. Qualcomm is also committed to making our workplace accessible for individuals with disabilities. Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

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We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from many different countries and speak many different languages. We come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—we invent breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes, and communicates.

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