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Automation Test Engineer



Quality Assurance
Chelmsford, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

At Brooks, new ideas, new technologies and new ways of thinking are driving our future. Our customer focused culture encourages employees to embrace innovation and challenge the status quo with novel thinking and collaborative work relationships.

All we accomplish is grounded in our core values of World Class, Empowered, Accountable, Respectful, Engaged.

Automation Test Engineer

Job Description

Brooks Automation is a growing, fast-paced technology leader of Automation Solutions, which support the dynamic and expanding Semiconductor and Life Sciences Lab markets. At Brooks, new ideas, technologies, and ways of thinking are driving our future. Our customer-focused culture encourages employees to embrace innovation and collaborate with one another to achieve new heights.

Brooks is looking for a Factory Automation Test Engineer as we accelerate our growth journey.

The Factory Automation Test Engineer plays a pivotal role in bridging the gaps between Electrical Design Engineering, Software Engineering, Supplier Quality, and Manufacturing Engineering. This is achieved through the creation of a comprehensive test requirements document that outlines the functional testing specifics for the Unit Under Test (UUT). The engineer is instrumental in Engineering design reviews, offering critical input to streamline the manufacturing, development, and functional test process implementation at a designated facility.


  • Assess current testing capabilities within the company and at supplier sites to ensure they meet the outlined requirements. Should gaps exist, the engineer will investigate and implement alternative testing equipment or methodologies. This role involves designing, constructing a prototype test fixture, scripting the test code, and validating the efficacy of the developed tests against the requirements document. Following successful validation, the engineer documents, manufactures, tests, and deploys the final test fixture. Additionally, the engineer crafts a detailed Test Procedure, Test Report, and Summary to document the testing sequence.

  • Provide training and technical support for the final test fixture, primarily at contract manufacturer locations, leveraging remote system access and verbal communication for effective support.

  • Ensure the integrity of electronic assemblies from manufacturing to final testing, collaborating closely with Manufacturing, Incoming Inspection, Supplier Quality, and Commodities teams. Furthermore, the engineer applies their technical expertise to address manufacturing challenges and support various technical needs across the organization.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with 2 to 4 years of experience OR a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with 1 to 2 years of experience OR equivalent relevant experience.

  • Background in Electronics, capable of analyzing circuits ranging from simple to highly complex.

  • Proficient in programming languages like LabVIEW and Python, with a familiarity with I2C, CAN, ModBus, Ethernet and RS232.

  • Able to design logical test sequences for automated processes.

  • Knowledgeable in using oscilloscopes, DMMs, and logic analyzers, with a willingness to learn the operation of specialized test equipment specific to Brooks' automated test systems.

  • Proficient with basic hand tools for building and wiring prototype test fixtures.

  • Experience with other test methodologies such as ICT or Flying probes.


  • Competitive Compensation & Annual Bonus Incentive

  • Heavily subsidized Medical, Dental and Vision Premiums

  • Income Protection - Fully-paid Life and Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • 401(k) Matching

  • Flexible Time Off / Paid Time Off

  • Company-wide shut down between Christmas and New Years

  • Telemedicine

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Student Loan Program

  • Group Legal Assistance



If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please email at HR.Recruiting@brooks.com for assistance.

Brooks Automation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.