Test Engineer

Department: Testing

Location: Littleton, CO

U.S. Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess or be Able to Obtain: Secret

Travel: Yes

Schedule: Full-time


Description of Business Environment

Peace is often associated with passivity. At Rocky Mountain Scientific Laboratory, we associate peace with strength, courage, and action. We know that enabling peace to prevail is not for the faint of heart, which is why we built our company foundation on the core values of Integrity, Quality, Agility, and Grit. We pride ourselves in providing unequaled services and technologies in the field of applied energetics to our customers. Our experts possess extensive knowledge and capability in energetic materials and military systems enabling them to offer analytical characterization, modeling & simulation, design, system integration, prototyping, test engineering, and proof-of-concept production services covering a wide range of applications. Our strengths lie in our ability and relentless determination to get the job done quickly and affordably.


RMSL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. All qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, national origin or other legally protected status. An applicant with a disability or a disabled veteran can request reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our positions. The specialized staff at RMSL combines their exceptional knowledge with a passion for excellence.


Specific Job Description

RMSL is a growth company with an outstanding job opportunity for a Test Engineer/ Senior Test Technician. This position is full time, at-will exempt and will report to the Group Lead of the Test Division at RMSL.


Duties Include

  • Work with engineers and technicians to design, coordinate, develop and execute test plans that meet customer requirements while placing safety first

  • Design, construct, and implement high-tech instrumentation and remote/automated systems that collect data in a safe, effective, and reliable manner

  • Recommend changes and improvements to test processes

  • Help design test stands/fixtures

  • Review/self-check data to ensure accuracy and expectation of result

  • Construct, troubleshoot, calibrate, adjust, test and maintain equipment, components, devices, or systems

  • Use software design tools such as SolidWorks and Labview to help support test development and measurement activities

  • Conduct tests and report data in prescribed format

  • Perform calibration and alignment checks on equipment; make adjustments, modifications, and replacements as needed and directed

  • Independently perform routine, non-routine, and moderately complex test series

  • Participate in the brainstorming and design process for new products, instrumentation, and processes

  • Gain knowledge and skills in the laboratory testing portion of RMSL. Assist in laboratory testing and designing laboratory test plans, as required

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule

  • Interface with RMSL customers, teammates, and partners in a professional manner

  • Perform other duties and assumes other responsibilities as requested

  • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, values, and culture of the organization

Required Skills

  • Experience with dynamic experimentation and high-speed instrumentation (data and video)

  • Proficiency using test equipment such as data acquisition systems and operating based software such as NI Labview, Matlab, or DASYLab is a must (writing code/programming/set-up for vibration and environmental testing)

  • Knowledge of instrumentation technology for measuring and controlling pressure and temperature

  • Conceptualize, test, plan, and write test procedures for electronic hardware and instrumentation used for testing

  • Must be able to follow schematics, assembly drawings, safety operating procedures, and execute test plans

  • Multi-tasking and the ability to manage a variety of simple and complicated tasks

  • Thorough understanding of electrical, digital, and analog circuitry and electronics

  • Experience in electronics assembly, electronic diagnostics, and familiarity with signal generators, multimeters, oscilloscopes, probes, and power supplies

  • Good understanding of microprocessor-based electronics and electrical circuits

  • Ability to test and troubleshoot down to the component level

  • Ability to use basic hand tools (screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.) and simple measurement tools, such as calipers and rulers

  • Be a self-starter with an attitude of neatness, timeliness, orderliness, and accuracy

  • Soft skills such as effective verbal skills, effective writing, organization and clarity of thought, and ability to work as a valued cross-functional team member

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced productive environment with growth potential

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and MS Office suites

  • Physical requirements:

    • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time; must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.; must have the ability to see near and far and work with a computer monitor on a daily basis

    • Required to bend, sit, stand and lift to perform job effectively

    • Work in an office environment as well as laboratory and outdoor test range (hands-on)

  • Must be able to work overtime when necessary to meet goals

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Desired Skills

  • Experience in a test environment that involved energetic materials, explosives or firearms

  • Familiarity with PCB, Raspberry Pi and Arduino systems

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 8 or more years of relevant experience or technical Associate degree and 4 years’ relevant experience or more

  • Good aptitude for problem evaluation and troubleshooting

  • US Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain State of Colorado Type 1 Explosives Blaster permit

  • Ability to obtain security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related field from a university, college or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Years of relevant experience a plus.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Must be able to start within 2-3 weeks of offer. Relocation for this position is NOT available.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a dynamic, team oriented, and fun environment. Some on-the-job training is provided; compensation and title contingent upon experience. If you are interested in knowing more about this great opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter expressing why this role may be suitable for you along with salary requirements to: jobs@rmsl.net.  We also invite all applicants to voluntarily fill out the Voluntary Self-Identification Form CC-305. (Follow the links to the right for the necessary forms.)