Test Engineer

Kent, WA 98032

Posted: 03/12/2024 Employment Type: Contract Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -032024-18524 State: Washington

Job Description

Supplier 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


  • B.S. degree or higher in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or other relevant field.
  • 3+ years of experience in component testing and data analysis.
  • Applicable industry experience (launch vehicles, satellites, aircraft, motorsports, oil & gas)
  • Demonstrated success working in a cross-functional environment - experience managing suppliers is a plus. Demonstrated technical expertise in the design, operation, testing, or production of pressurized (up to 6000 psi), cryogenic, actuated, and/or hydraulic 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. Demonstrated familiarity with data analysis, processing, and reduction techniques.
  • Experience with data acquisition and automated systems.
  • Successfully managed simultaneous project schedules.
  • 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.
  • Passion for spaceflight and space exploration.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our culture of inclusion.
  • Ability to travel up to 50%.
  • 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 rocket spaceflight assemblies ranging from mechanical, actuated, hydraulic, cryogenic, and/or pneumatic systems.
  • Travel to the test facilities to build relationships with test houses and suppliers, witness and support test execution, ensure nominal operation, and troubleshoot off-nominal conditions and hardware.
  • Authoring and reviewing detailed test plans and procedures, performing test readiness reviews, conducting data reviews, and supporting the documentation and resolution of nonconformance's.
  • Work cross functionally with design engineering, procurement, program management, and others to successfully plan and execute component test campaigns conducted offsite.
  • Own delivery and maintenance of test fixtures, test support equipment, and data acquisition systems, and deliver results by leveraging support from tooling and equipment designers, procurement, and external test facilities as necessary to design and secure this hardware.
  • As a member of the test organization, you will prioritize the safety of yourself and teammates above all else while maintaining relentlessly high quality standards and driving efficiency gains in your test campaigns.
  • Share in the team s impact on manufacturing, testing, and delivering hardware for the rocket.
  • Work on component qualifications for the rocket program.
  • Responsible for test planning and support on test execution.
  • Provide expertise to external suppliers.
  • Day-to-day responsibilities will vary based on the project phase.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

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