Under general supervision and following established policies, the Test Engineer performs professional assignments requiring general use and application of concepts, practices, and techniques.
This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
Performs a variety of test engineering and analysis tasks that are planned to provide experience and familiarization with the test engineering staff and company programs, methods and practices:
60% - Preparing for upcoming Static Testing as described above. Will be required to train and/or instrument solid rocket motors with strain gages, thermocouples, accelerometers, and other special gages. This includes conducting any calibration required for these gauges.
20% - Repairing, troubleshooting, and building special test equipment set-ups for Data Acquisition Systems as necessary. Designing and repairing electronics for in-plant use. May also design, build and install control systems for testing events.
10% - Ordering and/or coordinating supplies for up and coming tests.
10% - Technical Writing of reports and/or procedures.
This is an exempt-level position requiring a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate science and two (2) years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.
Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience in testing either in a laboratory or test bay environment.
- Knowledgeable of thrust vectoring control systems, and their design and operation.
- Capability to troubleshoot pressure transducers, accelerometers, load cells, and data acquisition systems would be very valuable.
- Experience with QUNIX, LINIX, or Pacific Computers.
- Experience with reading and working to a Test Plan or a Military Specification.
- Existing security Clearance would be a plus.
- Experience with set-up/use of High Speed Video equipment and Video editing a plus
Work Environment/Physical Requirements:
The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.