Test Engineer

Kent, WA 98032

Posted: 03/11/2024 Employment Type: Contract Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -032024-18510 State: Washington

Job Description

Test Engineer

Location: Kent, WA

Salary: $41-49/hr

Industry: Aerospace/Manufacturing

Employment Type: 6 month assignment with potential for extension to end-of-year


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; BS degree or higher in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering highly preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in component testing and data analysis.
  • Applicable industry experience (launch vehicles, satellites, aircraft, motorsports, oil & gas).
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in the design, operation, testing, or production of pressurized (up to 6000 psi), cryogenic, actuated, and/or hydraulic systems.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with data analysis, processing, and reduction techniques.
  • Experience with data acquisition and automated systems.
  • Strong knowledge of fluid components such as valves, regulators, actuators, servo-valves, and fittings.
  • Experience with sensors and instrumentation (pressure transducers, accelerometers, etc.), data acquisition, and automation systems.
  • Familiarity with precision clean hardware and systems.
  • Experience with Environmental Testing (proof, leak, vibration, thermal, etc.) per SMC-S-016, MIL-STD-1540 or MIL-STD-810.
  • Strong work ethic with a high attention to detail and level of organization.
  • Strong written, personal, and computer skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at the executive leadership level and on the shop floor.
  • Successfully managed simultaneous project schedules.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


  • Responsible for the development, qualification, and production test campaigns on various spaceflight systems.
  • Own the planning and execution of individual component and subassembly test campaigns on mechanical, actuated, hydraulic, cryogenic, and/or pneumatic systems from fabrication to delivery.
  • Author and maintain detailed test procedures, perform test readiness reviews and pre-test briefings, and conduct data reviews to verify the success of the test campaigns.
  • Work closely with design engineers to identify test requirements, with operations engineers to incorporate tests into the appropriate test stands, and with technicians to implement the procedures you author.
  • Identify the test fixtures, test support equipment, and data acquisition systems vital to complete your testing scope and work with tooling and equipment designers as necessary to design and procure this hardware.
  • Drive efficiency gains in testing activities to increase testing efficiency while maintaining a high standard of quality and prioritizing the safety of you and your teammates above all else.
  • Design and execution of tests for components that will fly on the rocket including valve and pressure related components, pressure transducers, flow meters, hydraulics, pneumatics, and cryogenics.
  • Data acquisitions and provide that data back to the responsible engineers.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Keywork Searchstring: Test Engineer, Test Technician, Spaceflight Systems, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Vales, Aerospace, Rockets, Aviation, Motorsport Testing,




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