Principal Environmental Test Engineer I

Posted on 5/21/2024



51-200 employees

Develops phased array communication payloads



Austin, TX, USA

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline and a minimum of 9 years related experience
  • Experience in a hardware test environment for the Aerospace industry
  • Experience operating/maintaining thermal chambers, TVAC chambers, and/or vibration shakers
  • Experience with test instrumentation (i.e. thermocouples, accelerometers, pressure transducers, etc.)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers
  • Familiarity with RTCA DO-160G, MIL-STD-xxx, GEVS, SMC, etc.
  • Experience in the aerospace industry
  • Create hardware test procedures, ensure test readiness, unblock issues that arise during test campaigns, etc. in support of our environmental test resources
  • Serve as the technical subject matter expert for environmental test - primary point of support for environmental test equipment and processes and maintain responsibility over test execution for spacecraft hardware
  • Develop standard operating procedures for environmental test technicians
  • Establish and increase the efficiency of environmental test processes to maximize output, limit burden, and enable products to rapidly transition from engineering development to production
  • Identify improvement opportunities and execute initiatives to maintain safe operations, ensure product quality, reduce lead time/labor hours, etc. through environmental test
  • Identify, implement, and qualify environmental test equipment and processes in support of high reliability and throughput production
  • Troubleshoot and identify ultimate root cause of issues in environmental test processes (hardware defects, test equipment anomalies, software problems, etc.), and implement permanent corrective actions
  • Enable production autonomy understanding requirements, simplifying work processes, and automating actions
  • Develop test equipment automation to improve efficiency of environmental test processes and maximize throughput

CesiumAstro specializes in developing cutting-edge phased array communication payloads for both airborne and space platforms, offering mission-ready solutions tailored for high throughput communication needs utilizing modular hardware and software. This focus on complex engineering solutions and a modular approach positions the company well within the aerospace industry. The collaborative and technology-driven work environment, underlain by a dedication to innovative payload solutions, makes it a promising workplace for professionals eager to engage with top-tier aerospace technologies and contribute to significant industry advancements.

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Austin, Texas



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