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The Boeing Company Experienced Test and Evaluation Engineer in Sylmar, California

The Boeing Defense, Space and Security is seeking an

Experienced Test and Evaluation Engineer  to join our Panel and Array Operations team at

Sylmar, CA.

As a small wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, Spectrolab offers the daily variety of work, direct interaction with manufacturing, customers, and suppliers, and family feel of a small company, while offering the benefits and stability of a recognized global industrial champion. 

As a member of our Operations team, you will have the opportunity to work on projects covering the entire range of Spectrolab’s products: everything from large and small solar panels and arrays for a variety of space applications to photolithography tooling used to fabricate the world’s most efficient space solar cells to airborne searchlight, gimbal systems and ground-based high-intensity illuminated test systems. You will also have the opportunity to directly contribute to development programs and to help shape our next-generation improvements in product, process and tooling design.

Position Responsibilities:

Develops, revise, and approve Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Process Specifications, and Quality Control History Records (QCHR’s)

Generates and provides rework/repair dispositions and instructions for Non-Conformance hardware and process

Initiates, reviews, and sign-off initial Engineering drawings and Engineering Change Requests (ECRs)

Maintains test software and configuration files

Defines/prepares in-situ monitoring instrumentation

Defines Unique Requirements (cabling, test equipment, specific data to be measured/recorded)

Performs maintenance (PM or unexpected) and maintenance verification of chambers

Places test on hold for data that violates requirements in test documentation

Informs of non-test impact Facilities issues (power, L/GN2, cooling water)

Informs of Test-impacted Facilities issues (power, L/GN2, cooling water)

Programs chamber controllers and verifies programming

Prepares Test Readiness Review presentation package and present to SPL and/or customer

Works to ensure test was performed per requirements and help with reporting the data

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills and Experience):

Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering field

3+ years of experience in Data Analysis and Metric Generation

3+ years of experience in performing environmental testing (Thermal Cycling and Vibration)

3+ years of experience in performing thermal testing (radiant or thermal VAC)

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

Database development (SQL preferred).

Experience in maintaining production procedure and documentation.

Experience in General Array Integration and Test operations support.

Experience in leading RCCA investigation.

Typical Education/ Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 5 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD, Master+3 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


This position does not offer relocation.  Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense. 

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.


This position is for 1st shift

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.