Test Project Leader


Position Overview

Consumer Reports is looking for a new Test Project Leader! Our Project Leaders oversee testing projects, ensure that testing protocols and procedures are followed, and develop methodologies to meet testing objectives.

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.
  • Ensures quality of test projects and strives for continuous quality improvement by celebrating successes and reducing errors.
  • Ensures maintenance and calibration of lab equipment.
  • Ensures ratings are delivered accurately and within established deadlines.
  • Interacts with manufacturers and retailers as necessary.
  • Performs other duties of the department, but not those of a higher level

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.


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