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Posted 5/17/2016
Consumer Reports
Yonkers, NY

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There are presently 2 job openings:

1. Manager, Electronics Testing
Position Overview:
The Manager, Electronics Testing oversees the implementation of the testing strategy within Electronics. The Manager, Electronics Testing ensures testing is consumer focused and is conducted accurately and in support of overall strategies. The Manager, Electronics Testing directs a staff and is also the on-staff technical expert for the entire team, responsible for the quality of testing, the laboratories, and the accuracy of test data and ratings.

Key Responsibilities:
Manages Product Testing staff, handling day-to-day administrative and management tasks for group including hiring, training and work assignments.
Performs project planning and resource allocation for testing projects.
Reviews Electronic test protocols and, in coordination with the Consumer Engagement Testing group, drives them to be consumer-centric.
Reviews Electronic test protocols and procedures with a critical eye towards timeliness and cost.
Oversees technical review of Electronic content to ensure the information is technically accurate, defensible, and current.
Responds, as appropriate, to manufacturer and subscriber inquiries regarding our testing and results.
Maintains and develops test lab infrastructure needed to support timely and accurate testing including the identification, acquisition and implementation of equipment (software and hardware) required.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:
B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Software Engineering.
Experience in management of test project work and delegation of tasks.
Proven skills in the area of electronics, including technical testing.
Technical knowledge of home entertainment (audio/video), imaging, computing, and/or telecommunications.
Must work well under rigid deadlines and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Candidate must demonstrate strong analytical, leadership and management skills.
Ability to act as a “change agent”, with focus on test protocols and timeliness of test results.
Experience in testing and evaluating software for areas such as privacy is desirable

2. Test Technician
Position Overview:

We are currently seeking a Product Test Technician with a background in Calibration. An ideal candidate would have a track record of taking the initiative and experience developing an internal calibration program. As a member of the Technician team and reporting to a Test Technician Manager, half of your responsibility includes working closely with Project Leaders, manufacturers, and contractors to ensure CR's test equipment is calibrated. The other half of your responsibilities will include independently conducting product testing and experiments, providing colleagues with accurate, dependable data in a variety of documentation formats.

Key Responsibilities:
Prepares, maintains, calibrates, and repairs testing devices and equipment.
Ensures test data meet established standards for accuracy, repeatability, reproducibility, and dependability
Conducts tests for research projects, as required.
Under supervision, builds test equipment and develops methods to meet test protocols, as required.
Assists with the development of test methodology and design of testing equipment under supervision.
Assists with the training of other Technicians.
Analyzes test data for review by others; recognizes anomalies in data.
Conducts a variety of product testing and completes related checking, calculations and the recording of results per documented procedures.
Participates as a member of a product testing team.
Exhibits an emerging expertise in a single product or services category.
Receives test samples, performs pedigree, and prepares necessary records.
Performs other duties of the department, but not those of a higher level.

Qualifications Include:
Appropriate combination of education and experience in a laboratory or test environment.
Working under limited supervision, able to exhibit some critical thinking behaviors.
Strong technical aptitude and the ability to analyze, interpret, and communicate test results.
Able 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 ability to meet rigid deadlines.
Able to use required word processing and spreadsheet software, and hardware and software for data acquisition and interpretation.