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Test Integration Engineer


PDS Tech is seeking a Test Engineer for our aerospace client in Long Beach, CA

Position Summary
Our client is seeking a Test Engineer, Integration to join Manufacturing’s Vehicle Integration Team
The integration team works to bring together the different manufacturing and design elements in order to have one cohesive launch system.
You will assist in defining and executing the vehicle & payload test verification plan in order to deliver flight ready vehicles to the launch team. You will also work towards optimizing operations to enable a precise, safe, and efficient test campaign.

This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. 


  • Author test procedures and training programs to test integrated assemblies while considering safety, efficiency, and quality
  • Interface with design, manufacturing and systems engineering teams to implement build and test improvements
  • Identify and implement solutions (GSE/eGSE, capital equipment, automation etc.) to improve test processes and reach company goals
  • Create data reduction and post-processing tools
  • Project manage the testing campaign to ensuring vehicles are tested on time
  • Manage corrective actions from working nonconformances. Find root cause and prevent these problems on future builds
  • Assist with transitioning the Integration team from a small-scale development support team to a high-rate production resource
  • Perform other duties assigned
If you are available and interested, please send resume with contact info to:

  • Bachelor of Science Engineering degree in manufacturing, aerospace, mechanical, electrical engineering, or similar
  • Minimum 1 year of experience (including internships) in building and testing hardware and/or systems in a manufacturing environment (fluid, gas, electrical, structural, pneumatic hardware and/or systems)
  • Experience with test equipment (pumps, valves, instrumentation, digital multimeter, oscilloscope, adjustable power supply, data acquisition and automation)
  • Experience with creating test procedures, planning and conducting critical test operations
  • Experience interfacing with design, manufacturing, systems engineering and production personnel
  • Experience reviewing test data and work to disposition anomalies
  • ERP and MES experience is a must
  • Must be a U.S. person as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)
  • Ability and desire to perform in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Self-driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement, inter-team communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Must be able to provide proof of US-approved Covid-19 full vaccination status, unless otherwise exempted by an approved reasonable medical or religious accommodation
  • Ability to thrive as a ‘one person team’
  • Experience working in development and/or volume production test campaigns
  • Knowledge of two or more of the following:  fluid systems (cryogenic, RP-1, gaseous Helium and Nitrogen, Plumbing and Instrumentation Diagrams, leak checks), avionics systems (boxes, harness installs, connector mating), GUIs (Labview based), electrical testing, pressurized systems testing, GSE/eGSE design and build
  • Experience in automation
  • Experience developing tools to work safely and efficiently in time-sensitive operations
  • Experience developing automation and user interfaces for test execution
  • Experience operating pressurized gas systems is a plus
  • Experience with Siemens NX/TeamCenter, Oracle and Solumina is a plus
  • Familiar with the use of PFMEAs to reduce risk to the manufacturing and test processes
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. This role is highly interdisciplinary and requires sharp people skills
  • Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space
  • Ability to thrive as a ‘one person team’

ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State

Job Number: 2310161561
Job Location: Long Beach, CA
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 02/09/2023
Last Updated: 03/31/2023
Attention: DJ Englert
Address: 3130 S HARBOR BLVD STE 100
City, State: SANTA ANA, CA 92704
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737

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