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Propulsion Test Technician

PDS Tech is currently seeking a Propulsion Test Technician for our client in San Carlos, CA

Specific Responsibilities
  • Build and maintain custom test jigs meant for testing the electric propulsion unit (EPU) and their sub-systems (e.g.) bearing test rig, inverter test stand, dyno.
  • Build of functional test stands to perform acceptance tests on EPUs.
  • Support the Propulsion Test team during Environmental testing of EPUs.
  • Prior experience with thermocouples, current and voltage sensing.
  • Knowledge of National Instruments hardware and LabView software.
  • Work closely with Test Engineers and Equipment Design Engineers to provide support in assembling, maintaining, and operating in-house designed test jigs, stands and fixtures.
  • Install instrumentation and data acquisition systems using foil strain gauges, accelerometers, load cells, thermistors, etc. (including sensor installation).
  • Support Test Engineers with assembling component/system level electro-mechanical equipment with minimal supervision.
  • Build wiring harness, soldering of electronics, and overall electrical craftsmanship.
  • Setup, execute, and monitor validation and reliability tests at component and system level as per approved test plan.
  • Aid in the development of technical work procedures and process documentation.
  • Maintain a clean workspace and inventory of tools and equipment.

  • High Voltage (> 400V), High Power (>5kW), High Current (>10A) experience is a must
  • Knowledge of basic safety steps in High voltage testing (risk prevention and mitigation)
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent problem-solving techniques and analytical ability
  • Hands-on attitude, and detail-oriented work habits in testing environment


Job Number: 2210155757
Job Location: San Carlos, CA
Duration: 9 months
Input Date: 08/01/2022
Last Updated: 10/04/2022
Attention: Adrian Rosales
660 SW 39TH ST STE 215

City, State: RENTON, WA 98057
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737

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