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Thermal Test Engineer

San Carlos, California Contract Job ID: 2310161926
Estimated Duration: 6 months


PDS Tech is currently seeking a Thermal Test Engineer for our client in San Carlos, CA


Our client is seeking a passionate, motivated, and hands-on Test Engineer to aid in characterization, performance, environmental and reliability testing of environmental control system consisting of various cabin air/ thermal management subsystems. This role supports the Integrated Product Team (IPT) and leads the testing efforts on verification and validation testing activities for those propulsion systems.

  • Responsible for leading overall test activities for the assigned system/ sub-system/ components by following client processes and/or procedures
  • Be an active member of cross functional team and support the development team in planning and executing testing required to refine environmental control systems and/or components including but not limited to refrigeration systems, Cabin air distribution modules, electronic ventilation/ cooling systems etc.
  • Work closely with Integrated Product Team (IPT) to understand testing needs, milestones & deliverables and manage associated activities using client test processes to execute them
  • Author and release test procedures for development testing, acceptance testing, qualification testing & certification testing for powertrain and electronics systems and/or components
  • Co-ordinate with reliability test engineer to define appropriate test profiles for demonstrating reliability of systems and/or components
  • Develop test stand requirements to support product testing and work with equipment design team to ensure appropriate test capabilities are adequate to support product development process
  • Procure test enabling support hardware as needed to execute product testing
  • Develop LabView/Python scripts for test automation and in-situ data collection. Assist technician in test setups, execution of tests as needed on test equipment (test platforms, chambers, shakers, test benches etc.)
  • Participate in failure and Root Cause Analysis of sub-systems and components used in powertrain and electronics system (from validation, reliability, and/or field testing)
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline is required
  • Expertise in using Python/ MATLAB/ NI Diadem to aid in data collection and analysis
  • Knowledge of air flow characterization include pressure drop measurement and air flow determination
  • Practical experience in using miscellaneous lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, NI DAQ systems, power analyzers, power supplies etc.
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguous and fast paced environment
  • Be agile and adapt to evolving requirements and change in directions
  • Experience in testing of thermal systems specifically around integration testing
  • Knowledge of refrigeration systems (HVAC) and its related equipment specifically in a automotive or other similar industry is a plus
  • Experience with HV systems and/or avionics mechanical or electrical hardware
  • Knowledge on aerospace requirements and standards like DO-160 is preferred but not required
  • Ability to travel to other client/ external test sites locations as needed
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PDS Tech Commercial, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

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