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Test Project Leader - Home & Appliance Consumer Products

Test Project Leader - Home & Appliance Consumer Products

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Position Overview

Seeking a Mechanical Engineer  to  oversee testing projects in areas that may include  outdoor power equipment, home products and health products. The Project Leader ensures that testing protocols and procedures are followed, and develops methodologies to meet testing objectives.  Must have proven ability to analyze data and able to prepare clear and concise written and verbal reports.

Qualifications Include

  • BS college degree or equivalent background with experience in consumer product testing.
  • Proficiency in testing techniques and practices within one or more product categories.
  • Ability to complete complex assignments requiring ingenuity, originality and resourcefulness.
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing, including technical report-writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to use independent judgment to meet rigid deadlines.
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, as well as hardware and software for data acquisition and interpretation.

Physical demands

Normal demands associated with working in a laboratory and office environment, including prolonged computer usage; able to do  physical work associated with testing (including the ability to assemble, disassemble and physically move test products as necessary); must exhibit normal sensory acuity (taste, smell, hearing, vision, and tactile).


Key Responsibilities

  • Plans, coordinates and oversees test projects.
  • Implements testing protocols and ensures proper implementation.
  • Knowledge of test methodologies, equipment and protocols
  • Ensures that test data meet established standards for accuracy, repeatability, reproducibility and dependability.
  • Designs and helps to build test equipment and develops methods to accomplish goals defined by test protocols as required.
  • Prepares preliminary test project protocols.
  • Evaluates and recommends improvements to existing test procedures.
  • Actively participates as a member of a product testing and content team, conferring with other team members as necessary to ensure objectives for quality and timeliness are met.

Consumers Reports is an Equal Opportunity Employer