Associate Test Engineer

Woburn, MA
Engineering – Engineering Laboratory /
Full-time /

Giving everyone in the world access to clean, reliable, affordable energy will require substantial expansion of global electricity transmission networks. VEIR is developing a new generation of High Temperature Superconductor (HTS)-based transmission lines, enabling long distance, reliable, low loss, cost–effective power transfer in far smaller right–of–ways. VEIR’s innovations overcome the main barriers to transmission expansion, enabling the world to access the very lowest cost renewable power. 


VEIR is seeking a passionate and curious Associate Test Engineer to join our growing team. This role is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced research and development environment, working alongside our talented engineers to build the next generation of VEIR prototypes.

You Are:

    • A hands-on problem-solver: You thrive in a dynamic environment and enjoy tackling technical challenges. You're not afraid to get your hands dirty and dive into complex projects.
    • A strong communicator: You can clearly and concisely convey technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences. You excel at collaborating effectively within a team.
    • A team player: You understand the value of teamwork and possess a strong collaborative spirit. You're eager to learn from senior engineers and contribute to the team's success.
    • Technically curious: You have a strong foundation in engineering principles and a genuine interest in learning new technologies.
    • A quick learner: You're adaptable and can pick up new skills and knowledge quickly.

You Will:

    • Assist senior engineers in designing, developing, and executing test plans for VEIR prototypes.
    • Build, assemble, and operate complex laboratory test setups, including mechanical and electrical systems.
    • Conduct rigorous testing procedures and troubleshoot technical problems with guidance from senior engineers.
    • Analyze test data and contribute to the documentation of findings and recommendations.
    • Maintain a safe and organized laboratory environment.
    • Gain exposure to various software tools commonly used in test engineering (potential examples: data acquisition software, LabVIEW).

Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field (or equivalent experience).
    • Prior experience in a laboratory or research environment (internships or research projects a plus).
    • Strong understanding of engineering fundamentals (mechanics, electricity).
    • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently while also collaborating effectively within a team.
    • A keen interest in learning and growing within the field of engineering.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with cryogenic or high-pressure fluid systems.
    • Experience with data acquisition systems and basic instrumentation (oscilloscopes, sensors, etc.).
    • Experience with basic fabrication methods (e.g., lite machining, soldering, etc.).
    • Programming experience (e.g., Python, MATLAB).

Expected Outcomes in 12 Months:

    • 3 months: Gain a solid understanding of VEIR's technology and core functionalities.
    • 12 months: Demonstrate the ability to independently execute test procedures, analyze data, and contribute to the development of future prototypes. This role will serve as a springboard for future opportunities within VEIR's engineering team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, and any other protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation. We strive to respect the dignity and ‎‎independence of people with disabilities and are committed to giving them the same ‎‎opportunity to succeed as all other employees.  

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