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Test Engineer II

Job Function:  Research & Development

Goleta, CA, US, 93117

Work Location (for field-based positions): 
Work Flexibility:  Hybrid
Pay Range:  $87,500 - $126,900
Job ID:  3086

JOB SUMMARY:  Brief description of what this person does, in simple direct terms


Under minimal supervision, provides design verification support for Karl Storz products to verify that they meet quality standards, including the design and execution of approved verification procedures, the execution of studies and troubleshooting in support of design engineering, and the training of other test engineers.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: List the essential duties and responsibilities of the position, in order of importance and/or amount of time spent.


Design Verification Functions


•    Write design verification test plans
•    Write test procedures for the purposes of design verification
•    Run test procedures written by self and others.
•    Report test results to project leads.
•    Track issues found during testing.
•    Provide input on the design of electrical, optical, and mechanical test fixtures


Design Engineering Support Functions


•    Review product specifications in order to ensure they are comprehensive and testable 
•    With Project Engineers, devise and execute tests to assist in resolving design issues as they relate to product quality, manufacturability, reliability, efficacy, and regulatory compliance.
•    Assist with troubleshooting of product returns and issues found in the field, and recommend test procedures to verify the resolution of field issues and returns.


Training Function


•    Train other test engineers on test procedures and DQA protocols



ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITES: List other important functions that are secondary duties but may be time consuming.



•    Assist Manager/Sr. Test Engineers in the evaluation of test equipment required to perform quality checks
•    Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: What does a person in this position need to be able to do?


•    Must have strong analytical skills and good technical report writing skills.
•    Must have good interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
•    Familiarity with Environmental testing and equipment. 
•    Desired: Familiarity with high level programming language/software such as Matlab, Lab View, or similar to assist in developing automated testing and data collection.
•    Knowledge of medical device quality system regulations and standards (eg, U.S. FDA Quality System Regulation 21CFR Part 820, ISO13485, ISO9001)


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: What is the usual educational background and work experience of an individual qualified to perform this job?


•    B.S. degree in Electronics Technology/Engineering or related field with 3-5 years experience in technical and test engineering
•    MS degree in Electronics Technology/Engineering or related field with 0-3 years experience in technical and test engineering


PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: What are the specific physical and mental demands of this position?


•    Manual dexterity to work with small parts.
•    Good eyesight and hand to eye coordination.
•    Cannot be colorblind.
•    Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.


TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:  Safety, regulatory compliance, legal & job specific


•    Injury and Illness Prevention Program; annually - OSHA requirement
•    Quality System training
•    Job Specific - In house requirement


LEVEL OF SUPERVISION REQUIRED: How closely is this position supervised day to day?

Minimal Level of supervision


INTERFACE:  (Internal/External Customers) List positions, work groups, departments.


•    Work with Engineering staff, Manufacturing Engineers and staff, and Engineering Technical Services Manager - to request and provide information or services; to advise and solve technical problems.
•    Call or meet with Vendors/Application Engineers.

Your Benefits

  • Medical / Dental / Vision including a state-of-the-art wellness program and pet insurance, too!*
  • 3 weeks vacation, 11 holidays plus paid sick time*
  • Up to 8 weeks of 100% paid company parental leave**
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan providing a match of 60% of the employee’s first 6% contribution (up to IRS limits)
  • Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, STD, LTD & LTC Insurance
  • We prepay your tuition up to $5,250 per year!  - Tuition pre-imbursement
  • Fitness reimbursement of up to $200 annually
  • Employee referral program of up to $2,000 per hire
  • And much more!

*Field sales, internships, and part-time employees are not eligible except where required by state law.
Non-employees, including temporary workers and consultants, are not eligible to participate in the KARL STORZ benefits program.
**To include, maternal/paternal leave, adoption, and fostering of a child.

KARL STORZ reserves the right to change or modify the employee’s job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. Additionally, KARL STORZ, through its supervisors, may require an employee to perform duties outside their normal description within the sole discretion of the supervisor. Employees must comply will all applicable KARL STORZ policies and procedures.

KARL STORZ is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for our employees and customers. Most field-based roles at KARL STORZ require hospital credentialing/health screens as a condition of employment. Credentialing can include required vaccinations, health screens & other requirements as outlined by our customers. During the interview process, we encourage you to ask how credentialing/health screens may impact the role you are seeking and if you require any reasonable accommodations regarding these requirements.

The pay range and/or hourly pay rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job posting and may be modified in the future. When determining a specific team member’s base salary and/or hourly pay rate, several factors will be considered including such things as location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, professional credentials, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the role.

KARL STORZ is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills and unique experiences. To achieve this goal, we are committed to diverse voices, and all applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. KARL STORZ is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. Should you need assistance or accommodation please email us at

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