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3 months ago
Salary band: $10k - $15k
Location: North America, United States, California
Job type: Permanent
Contact: TalentOptions
Category: Engineer
Job Description

Our client in Northridge, CA is looking for an Test Engineer II. This is a long term consulting position. If interested, Please apply to this ad

Position: Test Engineer II

Location: Northridge, CA

Job#: 16-01541

Job Description:

Test Engineer II

Position Responsibilities:

Design and develop test methods and appropriate test setups to verify design intent and test product requirements

Standardize test methods and fixtures.

Execute test methods as interface with lab technicians

Write automated test programs with data acquisition software

Explain and teach new test methods to technicians that will be performing the test.

Work with reliability, quality, and design assurance groups to ensure that the testing meets our product and regulatory requirements.

Work with R&D engineers to ensure desired test outcomes are communicated effectively.

Understand and provide input on product or component technical specifications and/or design.

Analyze data, summarize test conclusions, and coordinate report generation with technical writers.

General laboratory activities such as equipment maintenance and repairs.

Review engineering documents such as drawings, reports, procedures, etc.

Technical competencies:

Solid application of technical principles, theories, and concepts.

Develops solutions to difficult technical problems of wide range in scope.

Able to work in a team environment and contribute to achieve the required goal.

Strong mechanical and/or electrical design knowledge regarding tooling and test equipment.

Strong software programing knowledge specifically in the area of data acquisition.

Documents test methods, test results, and test fixture design intent.

Ability to work towards a program schedule and support multidisciplinary teams in a dynamic environment

Ability to visualize mechanics of solutions and translate them to 3D models

Basic knowledge of GD&T as well as its application to fixture design.

Leadership competencies:

Deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks.

Explain own decisions and decision-making process while open to feedback.

Contacts are primarily with immediate supervisor, project leaders, and other professionals in the Design Assurance group.

Listens and builds relationships with internal and external staff.

Manages own time and works with manager or supervisor to set priorities.

Desire to continuously learn current and future policies, practices, trends, technologies, and information effecting own area and other business/group needs.

Basic Qualifications:


Bachelors of Science (BS)


2+ years working in a lab environment

1+ years of programing experience for automated Data Acquisition such as LabView

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

2+ years using a CAD tool such as Solidworks to design test equipment or fixtures

2+ years of programing experience with LabView

2+ years working in a lab environment performing tests.

2+ years working with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Visio)

Basic GD&T understanding

Tolerance Analysis (at least one method)

Experience with:

Instron Equipment for tensile or compression testing


UV cured adhesives as well as the curing and dispensing systems.

Environmental Chambers

Artificially aging polymers

Failure Analysis

Presenting to peers as well as managers

Drawing conclusions from test results

Providing design guidance based on failure analysis

Detailed design analysis (kinematics, FEA, system dynamics)

Physical Job Requirements:

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.

The employee must be able to travel domestically up to 10% of the year to perform tests in contracted facilities.

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