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167526,  Test Engineer -

Category: ENG
Job Title: Test Engineer
Region: CA-Southern California - San Diego
City: Rancho Bernardo
State: CA
Rate: $DOE
Duration: 6 mo CTH
Description: Chipton-Ross is seeking a Test Engineer for a contract-to-hire position in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
An exciting opportunity for an Engineer to assist the test engineering staff in planning and executing testing of various ALRE (Advanced Launching and Recovery Equipment) products at various site locations. The individual filing for the Test Support position will interact with technical staff and report to senior test engineers and test managers. The tests that the individual will be required to support range from production and factory acceptance tests, system and component level requirements verification tests combined with operational tests, lifecycle tests, environmental and electromagnetic tests.

Applies technical knowledge to develop concepts and plans for test systems and programs.
•Applies technical knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve Test engineering problems related to pulse power systems.
•Translate system or product requirements into verification tests and instructions.
•Participate in establishing design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for testing.
•Create and update Test procedures and assist sub-contractors in design and execution of various tests on pulse power system electronics.
•Lead efforts to install and set-up instrumentation in San Diego and at remote sites.
•Conduct testing and verification as directed by the Test Director / Manager.
•Take a lead role when needed to execute and direct system and subsystem test operations.
•Provide technical direction to staff engineers, technicians, and subcontractors.
•Troubleshoot test systems, equipment and test procedures as needed.
•Analyze test data and prepare collected data for creation of test reports.
•Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
•Responsible for adhering to all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
•Responsible for ensuring work is accomplished in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
•Some travel to the test sites located in, but not limited to, New Jersey, Southern California, Alabama, and Mississippi is also required.

REQUIREMENTS:
Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties. Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems. Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks. Able to work extended hours as required. A Professional Engineering License is desirable.

•Working knowledge in the operation and testing of High Power Electrical Equipment and pulse power systems.
•Working knowledge of electrical subsystem and system level testing and some experience with board level tests.
•Hands on experience testing power electronic equipment.
•Experience in writing technical documents such as test procedures and test reports.
•Experience in communicating technical information to peers and to customers.
•Demonstrated expertise in leading or guiding a team independently.
•Working knowledge of Power Electronics in the area of power conditioning and storage and experience conducting tests in a development and production environment.
•Have a desire to work in a fast-paced testing environment.
•Demonstrated test engineering expertise with DoD programs is desired.

EDUCATION:
*Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

MISCELLANEOUS:
1st shift, 5/40 schedule

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.

Contact:
Terry Jones at tjones@chiptonross.com
CHIPTON-ROSS, INC.
343 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x282 or (800) 927-9318 x282


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