Test Engineer

Poseidon Systems has an immediate need in our Rochester, NY location for a Test Engineer with strong electrical and mechanical engineering aptitude to support product verification & validation testing and provide customer support.

Job Summary:

The Test Engineer will coordinate and execute laboratory and field testing of a range of sensor technologies. The test engineer will be responsible for design validation, performance verification, calibration/certification testing, and field/customer support. Applicants should be detail oriented with a strong working knowledge of laboratory test equipment (electrical and mechanical).


The Test Engineer responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Understand sensor designs and functional operation, all tests/measurements required for product performance validation, all tests/measurements required for standards compliance
  • Develop and execute test plans for design validation, performance verification, and calibration testing
  • Work closely with engineering staff to define pass/fail criterion and testing requirements
  • Write formal testing procedures and develop required processes for sensor testing
  • Identify equipment needs and recommend equipment purchases
  • Design / construct test fixtures as required
  • Support field installations
  • Work with engineering and production to support special customer needs (e.g. create custom manifolds, test for special operating conditions)
  • Perform on-site visits as required to support installations and/or collect field data
  • Aid the design team
  • Provide feedback on sensor performance
  • Recommend design changes to improve sensor performance or testing/calibration efficiency
  • Aid the production team
  • Address discrepant material concerns
  • Perform root cause analysis on RMA and determine corrective actions
  • Support technology demonstrations
  • Develop and maintain a suite of sensor demonstrations to exhibit sensor capabilities to customers
  • Execute demonstrations as necessary and train others for offsite operation of demonstrations


  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and schematics
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Proficient in the use of laboratory equipment including: oscilloscopes, power supplies, function generators, DMMs, environmental chambers, microscopes, and soldering irons
  • Proficient in the use of machine shop equipment including: grinders, lathes, mill, press
  • High energy, process-oriented personality
  • Ability to travel to support sensor system installations and business development – approximately 15% of your time
  • Due to the nature of some of our projects, U.S. citizenship is required


  • Proficient in Matlab, LabVIEW and Excel
  • Experience in data analysis, statistics and data mining – e.g. for correlating sensor data with physical changes in environment
  • Experience soldering, building test fixtures and cables