Product Tester

Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers
Research, Testing and Development
Position Type
Full Time


Founded in 1936, CR has a mission to create a fair and just marketplace for all. Widely known for our rigorous research and testing of products and services, we also survey millions of consumers each year, report extensively on marketplace issues, and advocate for consumer rights and protections around safety, digital rights, financial fairness, and sustainability. CR is independent and nonprofit.


This position will be supporting the automation of the labs and calibration program in Lab Operations.  The process includes installing, supporting and troubleshooting Data Acquisition systems and designing test equipment in the labs.  In addition to the above, you will support consumer product testing in the areas of appliances, home health, and outdoor power equipment.


What You'll Do


  • Plan, coordinate and install data acquisition systems
  • Support maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment
  • Design and help to build test equipment and develop methods to accomplish goals defined by test protocols as required
  • Evaluate and recommend improvements to existing test procedure
  • Create data collection and analysis tools in Appian, Excel, and LabVIEW
  • Develop new test protocols and ensure proper documentation
  • Ensure that test data meets established standards for accuracy, repeatability, reproducibility and dependability
  • Research new test procedures, and evaluate and recommend improvements to existing test procedures
  • First in line to address testing issues that need immediate attention by employing temporary counter measures followed by permanent solutions if required
  • Support consumer product testing as needed. 


What We Need To See

  • BS Degree in relevant discipline required.
  • Experience developing automated test and measurement systems using National Instruments LabVIEW.
  • Excellent computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), SQL, Appian, Python
  • Experience with communication protocols (ModBus, Serial, I2C, etc.

What We'd Love To See

  • Engineering/Computer Science degree.
  • Knowledge of comparative testing of consumer goods.



Consumer Reports is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decision without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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