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Test Engineer

Redmond, Washington | Contract

Post Date: 03/31/2017 Job ID: 16611 Industry: Hardware

Position Title: Test Engineer

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting opportunity with our client in Redmond, WA

Responsibilities:
  • Conduct tests to evaluate hardware performance
  • Work with fluid, structural, thermal, and electrical systems- system design, pitfalls, potential hazards, expected operation, etc.
  • Develop test procedures based on test requirements
  • Operate test console and direct a team of technicians to execute test processes
  • Develop, continually review, maintain, and execute test plans
  • Work with data acquisition systems and control systems to continually improve in-test data recording
  • Analyze and review data to ensure that hardware is operating as expected utilizing numerical data analysis tools to interpret test results
  • Create software tools to further enhance post-test data analysis
  • Provide reports and document test results
  • Support integration of components into test assemblies
  • Develop, maintain, and execute integration and testing process, and collaborate with design engineers to improve hardware
  • Work to resolve anomalies found during the integration and testing process, and collaborate with design engineers to improve hardware
  • Act as a conduit for completing the resource management process, including: planning, parts, coordination, skilled labor coordination, process verification, etc.
  • Develop improvements in production and test methods, standards, tooling, equipment layout, procedures, and product designs. Identify continuous improvement opportunities for performance, reliability, and cost.
  • Ensure all operations are performed on time, safely, and in a professional manner
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment

Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S. degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, or manufacturing engineering, preferred Master’ s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 3 to 5 years of applicable experience
  • Experience in production and test systems o Hands on test and production facility, factory, or laboratory experience
  • Mechanical aptitude and experience
  • Demonstrated experience where quick-thinking and problem solving plays a critical role
  • Knowledge and/or experience in aerospace structural or mechanical or propulsion systems assembly and testing
  • Ability to utilize test instrumentation and control components: pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTDs, strain gauges, accelerometers, flow meters, load cells, relays, solenoid valves
  • Ability to solve problems calling for technical analysis
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals and reports
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical schematics
  • Knowledge of hazardous systems- cryogenic, flammable, hypergolic, pyrophoric
  • Knowledge of high pressure system design and handling
  • Experience using test instrumentation and control components
  • Intermediate skill level using Windows Operating Systems
  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, OneNote)
  • Novice skill level using CAD modeling (Unigraphics NX preferred) and Teamcenter
  • Novice to intermediate skill level using NI Labview
  • Novice to intermediate skill level using Matlab
  • General physical fitness is required for some work areas, flight hardware is typically built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required
  • Physical effort including standing, lifting, and carrying weight such as materials or equipment
  • Occasionally exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments- heat, cold, rain
  • Work performed in an environment required exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • Typically, 50 hour work weeks, schedule varies depending on site operational needs, flexibility required
  • Ability to work rotating shifts
  • Overtime is frequently required for particular tasks or test series ITAR Requirements: 

Benefits Package:  Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Jeff Morgante

I have an ability to connect with engineers easily, with an engineering background myself, I can relate and communicate using the same language. I have been working in Technical staffing at Protingent for more than 5 years. I have two dogs, Kaleb & Kayce and two cats, Mika and Shiloh. I am originally from upstate New York, but love living in the Pacific Northwest for 13 years! I have a passion for cars, old and new.

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