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Associate Test Development Engineer

Company: Sleep Number
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview

Sleep Number team members are part of a passionate, purpose-driven culture that supports improving the health and wellbeing of society through higher quality sleep. We are not just focused on our customers, however; being employed by Sleep Number means your personal wellbeing is important, too. As we continue to grow, we are looking for team members who will bring their unique personalities, backgrounds, and skills to work. Whether you are entering, returning, or experienced in the workforce, we have a place for you.

In our 35+ years in the industry we have improved over 14 million lives, and we are just getting started. With 5,000+ team members nationwide supporting work disciplines from technology to manufacturing, retail stores to field services technicians, corporate teams to customer service, we are a sleep innovation leader because of our team members. Now is a great time to join us as we invest further in our people and sleep innovation.

Position Purpose:

The Test Development Engineer will support the testing strategy for manufactured products, ensuring compliance to all Sleep Number criteria with product quality as the primary goal. Subsequent responsibilities include documenting and implementing the automated test equipment and test programs for design verification and production testing. This role will actively participate in New Product Development (NPD) activities, working from design through implementation of hardware/software solutions, processes, measurement, and maintenance of all processes.

Primary Responsibilities:

Technical Expertise

  • Partner with engineering and software development counterparts to authors or edits procedures and specifications outlining test requirements based on Product Requirements and Software Requirements documentation
  • Work with third party test suppliers to specify, evaluate and procure any hardware or services required to support the testing of products by Sleep Number's contract manufacturing partners
  • Collaborate with third party test suppliers to design, develop, and implement cost-effective methods of testing and troubleshooting of systems and equipment for all phases of product development and manufacturing. Examples include In Circuit Test (ICT), Final Functional Test (FFT) and other related testing as needed by the product design requirements
  • Participate in process improvement collaboration, execution, and training with all aspects of Supply Chain
  • Support Design for Excellence activities between Sleep Number and suppliers, e.g., Design for Test (DFT) and design for manufacture (DFM)
  • Work closely with Sourcing and Engineering to establish the Supply Chain structure to meet the requirements of the full product lifecycle of Sleep Number products.
  • Work with Supplier Quality/Development to advance defect identification techniques and reporting capabilities at suppliers Process Management
    • Contribute to the roadmap and strategy for the production test process. Recommend enhancements of specification, evaluation, procurement, acceptance, deployment and change control processes
    • for test hardware and software sets
    • Advise leadership on decision making related to the testing process across all impacted cross functional teams
    • Ensure alignment of the test development deliverables to the NPD Stage Gate process
    • Develop and deploy standardized metrics for all testing processes including monitoring and reporting techniques Project Management
      • Develop Project Management skills to manage complete process from Concept through deployment and maintenance of test process/equipment
      • Review and maintain NPD/Sustaining project schedules and ensure cross functional alignment
      • Communicate timely and complete updates to project owners ensuring actions
        Position Requirements:
        • Minimum of 1+ years in a test engineer role, in an electronics manufacturing environment (or equivalent)
        • B.S. Electrical or Software Engineering required
        • Ability to read technical drawings and specifications (electrical drawings and schematics)
        • Understanding of LabView, NI TestStand software
        • Familiarity with programming in Python, C# (or similar coding languages)
        • Strong oral and written communication skills
        • Understanding of statistical methods (SPC, etc.)
        • Change control management


          Our company's purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of society.

          Wellbeing is more than a catchphrase - it's a movement that permeates our company and through our team members. We are dedicated to enhancing and supporting the wellbeing of our team members and their families through benefits, programs, and resources across our five wellbeing pillars of emotional, financial, career, community, and physical health, with sleep at the center.

          By joining our team, in addition to offering competitive pay programs, we are proud to offer eligible team members an extensive benefits package including, but not limited to medical and pharmacy benefits, dental, life and disability insurance, a matched 401(k) Plan, paid time off, and much more.

          Examples of how we invest in your wellbeing:
          • Sleep - Our 360 smart bed for team members, and discounts on our innovations and sleep solutions for yourself and friends and family throughout the year.
          • Physical - Wide range of wellbeing resources and services through our medical plans to improve your physical health.
          • Emotional - Access to mental health resources, caregiving support, paid time off and parental leave to support your emotional wellbeing. Work for your day flexibility, available for select corporate roles.
          • Financial - Competitive base and variable pay programs, ability to save for the future through a matched 401(k) plan and financial support to recover from an illness or injury.
          • Community - Paid time off for volunteering and connections to our communities t hrough our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives, and support for charitable causes.
          • Career - Opportunities for career development and continuous learning, including a tuition reimbursement program. Safety

            Safety is a top priority for Sleep Number supporting customers and team members wellbeing. COVID-19 Precaution(s) are in place consistent with CDC guidelines, U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), and state/local laws.

            EEO Statement

            Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people and prohibit discrimination based on race, color, marital status, religion, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

            Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

            It is Sleep Number's policy to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities during the application process, consistent with applicable law. We may require supporting medical or religious documentation where applicable and permissible by law. If you are a qualified individual, you may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the selection process, including if you are unable or otherwise limited in your ability to access open roles here.

Keywords: Sleep Number, Minneapolis , Associate Test Development Engineer, Engineering , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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