Structural Test Engineer

Job#: 1283641

Job Description:

***Heads up: This is NOT a software/QA position. Candidate will be testing the hardware structures (such as the metals, bolts, physical components) of the clients aircrafts***

Structural Test Engineer (3 engineer openings / 3 technician openings)

Location: Tukwila, WA

Type: 12 month contract with heavy emphasis on extension/conversion

Job Description:

  • Assists in demonstrating the effectiveness of test methods within Engineering.
  • Develops simple test procedures, and instrumentation and configuration definition needed to perform the test and minimize risk.
  • Designs component and sub-assembly level hardware and uses analytical tools to verify the design.
  • Assists in coordinating the manufacture and assembly of test hardware.
  • Identifies solutions to basic problems and supports the development of metrology processes, methods, and tools.
  • Supports development of test debrief material.
  • Participates in evaluation of test performance data.
  • Reviews test data for accuracy, quality and/or fidelity prior to delivery to customer.
  • Alerts senior engineers of off-nominal data.
  • Prepares test reports for review.

Education / Experience: Bachelor's degree and typically 2 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a Master's degree with experience in an engineering classification.

Required: Bachelor or Master degree from an accredited course of study in engineering


  • Supports the development and verification of test methods.
  • Develops detailed test procedures, and instrumentation and configuration definition, needed to perform the test and minimize risk within the constraints of the test plan.
  • Develops solutions to calibration systems problems of limited scope and impact. Designs test hardware, software and systems to achieve test requirements.
  • Uses analytical tools to verify the design. Analyzes, processes, and formats data to customer requirements.
  • Reviews test data, including off-nominal data, for accuracy, quality and/or fidelity prior to delivery to customer.
  • Prepares and publishes test reports to document test results and satisfy requirements.
  • Presents test results internally.
  • Archives data and reports.

• Analytical Skills (Technical)
• Business Acumen
• Design Concepts & Techniques
• Engr Knowledge/Comprehension
• Mechanical/Struct Eng Principles
• Engineering Processes
• Aircraft test experience, component or materials testing

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Employee Type:

Tukwila, WA, US

Job Type:
Engineering and Technicians

Date Posted:
August 1, 2022