Test Engineer

Posted 2 weeks ago

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Position Overview:

The Test Engineer is responsible for the development and execution of test plans for custom neutron generator products. Test engineers lead electro-mechanical and software acceptance testing of prototype productions and are responsible for product validation. Test engineers are the primary operators of first of a kind systems and lead the development of documentation for safe operation. The Test Engineer establishes a commissioning plan (activities and sequence) to validate the assembly and operation of Phoenix products against design intent and customer requirements. They also develop test procedures for components, sub-assemblies, and systems.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate Phoenix accelerator systems
  • Exercise prototype systems, establish system operating conditions and modes
  • Establish acceptance criteria for mechanical, electrical and controls design
  • Develop detailed manufacturing acceptance test procedures in collaboration with design engineering teams
  • Perform acceptance testing on completed assemblies against design intent
  • Work closely with Project Management, Systems, Mechanical, Electrical and Controls Engineering teams to transition projects from design into build and test phases
  • Develop detailed system integration plan and test procedures
  • Develop system commissioning approach and timeline to achieve factory acceptance in alignment with customer milestones
  • Develop detailed factory acceptance procedures for requirements validation
  • Lead the development of documentation for safe operation of first of a kind systems
  • Participate in design reviews and provide practical feedback from system testing to influence future designs
  • Troubleshoot prototype systems in close collaboration with R&D and Design Engineering teams
  • Analyze, debug, and repair components and assemblies
  • Develop new processes and documentation to support testing and assembly as needed
  • Test and verify components and assemblies using electrical testing and/or precision measurement equipment
  • Perform I/O checks, troubleshoot and repair problems found during testing
  • Maintain required production records and provide feedback
  • Support assembly technicians as needed
  • Assist with device commissioning, service and training of operators at customer sites
  • Perform job duties with minimal instruction or supervision


  • BS in Mechanical, Nuclear or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Independent worker with excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in data analysis including Diadem, MS Excel or Python
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Experience creating test procedures, assembly documentation and developing processes
  • Experience troubleshooting complex electro-mechanical systems
  • Experience with high vacuum systems
  • Experience with plasma sources and ion beam
  • Experience with standard hand and machine tools
  • Experience with basic electrical tools including DMM, oscilloscope and soldering
  • Experience with Labview preferred
  • Experience working with cross-functional technical teams preferred
  • Experience with new product development, prototype and R&D preferred
  • Desire to learn innovative technologies and concepts
  • Flexibility to work various shifts preferred
  • Flexibility for travel up to 25% preferred

Phoenix offers an exceptional benefit and compensation package in a transparent, collaborative team environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If this opportunity piques your interest and you feel Phoenix may be the organization for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

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