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Senior System Test Engineer

Description:
PDS Tech is currently seeking a Senior System Test Engineer for our client in San Carlos, CA

Overview

Our client is seeking a highly organized, passionate individual to join our system testing team. As part of this team, you will perform structural, environmental, and functional tests of flight critical components and subsystems for VTOL electric aircraft. The data collected during these tests will inform the company’s hardware design efforts and pave the way to production-ready hardware. The team is made up of extremely talented, hardworking, proactive, and hands-on individuals, operating in a very fast-paced and rewarding environment. We are looking to expand this team with like-minded individuals looking to make a mark in the transportation industry.

Responsibilities
  • Use proprietary or open-source testing tools or frameworks, design system-level and aircraft-level Hardware in the Loop (HIL) tests for software, electrical, mechanical, and energy components
  • Create test setups for aircraft hardware by working closely with the mechanical, electrical, energy systems, and software teams, to capture the nuances of aircraft components, subsystem architectures, and operating conditions, and turn them into representative tests that will allow for validation of component and system designs
  • Develop formal test procedures, instrumentation guidelines, electrical schematics, test system functional diagrams, test fixture designs, LabView VIs and any other necessary tools to allow for repeatable testing of specimens as discussed
  • Perform structural, environmental, and functional tests on specific hardware to validate its design and manufacturing against established benchmarks
  • Analyze data collected during the aforementioned tests to generate reports to provide quantifiable feedback to the engineering teams that will allow them to optimize their designs
  • Perform hands-on work such as test rig assembly, electrical harnessing, instrumentation installation

Required
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent real-world experience
  • Experience developing Hardware in the Loop tests
  • Experience with data acquisition techniques and LabVIEW
  • Experience with mechanical design and manufacturing drawing creation
  • Strong analytical background
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Pursuant to various local, state, and federal regulations, you must show proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination status prior to your start date.  Exemption requests are available for bona fide religious and medical circumstances.

Desired

  • M.S./Ph.D. in relevant discipline
  • 5+ years of work experience in relevant industry
  • Experience with high-voltage electronics
  • Experience with integrated aircraft test rigs
  • Fluent in Python for test software creation
  • Experience with aircraft certification (DO-178B and DO-178C), regulatory requirements, compliance testing, aircraft software engineering processes, and test verification
  • Experience with industrial test laboratory environments and procedures
  • Experience with Altium schematic capture
  • Hands-on machine shop skills using lathe, mill, welder, and other machine shop equipment
  • Polarion requirements and test case documentation experienced a plus




 
 
Job Number: 2210150911
Job Location: San Carlos, CA
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 05/07/2022
Last Updated: 07/06/2022
Firm Name: PDS TECHNICAL SERVICES
Attention: Rebecca Chavez
Address: 3130 S HARBOR BLVD STE 100
City, State: SANTA ANA, CA 92704
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 714/540-8092
Email: rchavez@pdstech.com
Website: https://pdsjobs.force.com/candidates/job_detail?id=a1i1T000003jpNvQAI&URLSource=cjhunter

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