Job Listing Description

Electrical Test Engineer

PDS Tech is currently seeking a Electronic Test Engineer for our eVTOL client in San Carlos, CA

As part of this team, you will contribute to development and certification testing of primarily low voltage system electronics that are part of our Integrated Flight Controls and Processing and Communications within our clients VTOL electric aircraft.

  • Develop formal test plans, test procedures, instrumentation plans, test stand/fixture designs, data acquisition architectures, and any other necessary tools to allow for thorough and repeatable testing of electronics
    • Test preparation includes:
      • Test engineering: including identifying test objectives, instrumentation needs, devising test matrices, defining detailed test procedures
      • Test article: procure appropriate and configuration-controlled test articles to meet the needs of the test. Prepare test article as needed with appropriate instrumentation for a given test.
      • Test Equipment: Work closely with Test Equipment Design Engineers to have custom test rigs built, assembled, operated, and maintained. Often the key part is defining requirements and expectations of the test stand to Test Equipment Design Engineers.
    • Test execution includes:
      • Perform safe, accurate and tests following Test engineering package, and producing data to meet the needs of the test
    • Analyze data collected during the aforementioned tests to generate reports that will provide quantifiable feedback to the engineering teams that will allow them to optimize their designs.
      • Collaborate with appropriate teams to align on consistency of test results
    • Perform post-test failure inspection if applicable to diagnose any experienced failures by identifying the root cause of the issue, documenting findings, and providing feedback to appropriate stakeholders for design improvement.
    • Manage the project status and timelines
      • Collaborate with Team Lead and Project Manager to ensure proper resource allocation exists to de-risk the critical paths.
      • Work closely with the Test Team’s Program Manager to plan assigned work, report progress, and ensure tests are properly documented and closed out.
    • Work closely with Design Engineers, System Engineers, Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs), and Certification Engineers to verify that assigned Airborne Electronic Hardware meets or exceeds design requirements and provide necessary testing related information and documentation to meet FAA certification requirements.
      • Contribute to the technical writing of Qualification Test Plans and Procedures (QTP) during submission of QTPs for FAA approval.
      • Execute tasks (e.g., dry runs as needed) to perfect test procedures, ahead of QTP submission.
      • Post acceptance of QTPs by DER and FAA, execute witnessed tests for certification credit.
  • B.S. in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline with 8+ years of work experience in the relevant industry performing Test Engineering activities (or) M.S. with 6+ years of experience
  • Experience in developing and modifying functional test protocols, to exercise primary and secondary functions of System Electronics under test
  • Experience with multiple Environmental Tests (not necessarily all)
    • Development and certification of System Electronics often include evaluating whether the equipment under test operates in anticipated environments
    • The Environments include (a) Thermal Cycling/Vibration & Shock/Humidity/Salt Fog/Water or Fluid proofness and (b) Electromagnetic Environments such as Lightning, High-Intensity Radiated Field, Voltage Spikes and Power Interruptions
  • Experience with instrumentation that is often used with the above-mentioned tests (multimeters, accelerometers, thermistors, current probes, etc.…)
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical background.
  • Hands-on attitude with experience in mechanical assembly, electrical wiring, and electrical setup troubleshooting.
  • High attention to detail
  • Experience testing electronics hardware to DO-160, MIL-810 type (or similar standards) environmental tests. Prior training DO-160 is a plus.
  • Experience with root cause analysis (nondestructive) of electronics failure.
  • Experience with MATLAB/Python for post-processing of data from equipment under test and external instrumentation.
  • Experience with LabView for Data Acquisition and potentially automation (invoking desired equipment functions at different conditions).
 The target base pay for this position is $112,600 - $189,800.
The compensation package will be determined by job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.


Pay Details: $112,600.00 to $189,800.00 per year

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Job Number: US_EN_33_022202_2179305
Job Location: San Carlos, CA
Rate: 112600-189800
Per Diem: --
Overtime: --
Duration: indef
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 10/17/2023
Last Updated: 11/16/2023
Address: P O BOX 619820
City, State: DALLAS, TX 75261-9820
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Website: Go To PDS Tech Commercial Website

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