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.
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
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.