Product Test Technician

Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers
ID
5020
Category
Research, Testing and Development

WHO WE ARE

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.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Ever wonder how we test and rate everything from razors to refrigerators?  Product Test Technicians are based in our consumer product and service testing center, in Westchester, New York, (the largest nonprofit educational and consumer product testing center in the world) where they independently conduct tests and experiments on 1000's of consumer products each year.  These tests are then used to generate the reviews and ratings CR publishes to help consumers. 

 

Makers, Tinkerers or Builders, apply here!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a variety of product testing and complete related checking, calculations and the recording of results per documented procedures.
  • Ensure test data meet established standards for accuracy, repeatability, reproducibility, and dependability.
  • Analyze test data for review by others; recognizes anomalies in data.
  • Assist with the development of test methodology and design of testing equipment under supervision.
  • Under supervision, build test equipment and develops methods to meet test protocols, as required.
  • Conduct tests for research projects, as required.
  • Exhibit an emerging expertise in a single product or services category.
  • Participate as a member of a product testing team.
  • Prepare, maintain, calibrate, and repair testing devices and equipment.
  • Receive test samples, perform pedigree, and prepare necessary records.
  • Assist with the training of other Technicians.

ABOUT YOU

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Appropriate combination of education and experience in a laboratory or test environment.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision. 
  • Strong technical aptitude and the ability to analyze, interpret, and communicate test results.
  • Ability to understand products in terms of their design and function.
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent organizational skills and have the ability to meet rigid deadlines.
  • Ability to use required word processing and spreadsheet software, and hardware and software for data acquisition and interpretation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • You display critical thinking behaviors.
  • You have an affinity for helping consumers.
  • You support participation and collaboration of a team environment

 

THIS POSITION REQUIRES YOU TO BE FULLY VACCINATED PRIOR TO YOUR START DATE

EEO STATEMENT

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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