What does a Systems Test Technician do?

Systems test technicians perform a range of testing and inspection tasks. They are employed in many settings, including manufacturing, electronics, and scientific research. They test and validate equipment and machinery, along with individual components and parts. Their role also involves testing the systems and programs involved in these processes. They are responsible for the inspection, calibration, and verification of the testing tools and equipment used for these purposes. They perform troubleshooting and oversee the process of requesting or performing any necessary adjustments. They prepare detailed technical reports and other testing-related records.

Systems test technicians typically have a bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical field, and a strong background involving testing and inspections. They must be highly organized and pay scrupulous attention to detail. Hands-on experience using testing equipment and validation programs is helpful.

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Systems Test Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

$54,581 /yr
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“The work is enjoyable and the people I work with are great.”

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“Good benefit package and Life/Work balance”

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Jun. 23, 2019

“Personal career development is excellent.”

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Jul. 26, 2020

“Great for learning and growing in your field.”

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“So many smart and great people to work with..”

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“Good learning and development opportunities.”

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