Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Seattle


Propulsion lab activities involve laboratory and aircraft ground testing, and the development and maintenance of propulsion related test facilities to support airplane design, development, certification, research and technology development, delivery, after sales support, and accident investigations in a dynamic and many times emergent environment. Activities are primarily focused on testing of nacelle and low speed aerodynamic models, fuel systems, fuel properties and liquid flow meter calibrations, fire extinguishing and flammability of materials.
This position is for a test technician in our Flowmeter Calibration Lab that calibrates various types of flowmeters typically for fuels and hydraulic systems and Fuel Properties Lab that analyzes fuel samples.

The job requires considerable attention to detail in all aspects of the testing activity and is best suited to individuals willing to learn and gain a basic technical understanding of the operation of various types of flowmeters that are tested in the lab. Familiarity with Unix and Linux systems, metrology experience, and knowledge of basic statistics are pluses. Applicable Competencies would be Analytical skills, Adaptability, Decision Making, Test techniques, and Work Standards

The technician is responsible for supporting the day to day testing activities in the laboratory which includes receiving and preparing equipment for testing, test system setup, checkout, test operations, collecting test data, and posttest teardown and shipment. The test technician will guide a test mechanic in performance of the required hands on tasking to setup and test flowmeters as well as troubleshooting and resolving laboratory and test-related problems. The technician will also assist in analyzing and publishing test data. The individual Interfaces with lab engineers for direction and in resolving any issues associated with the test hardware, test systems, and test data and instrumentation systems. Must have good technical, people and coordination skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment. This position requires a very diverse skill base requiring the ability to work on and understand all things mechanical along with their electrical or electronic interactions. Requires ability and willingness to learn to use fuel testing equipment and computer based control system.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications(Required):

- An AssociatesDegree or higher
- 3-5 years in a lab test or similar type environment
- 3-5 years computer experience with the ability to work in Microsoft Word, basic Excel, Visio or similar programs to support testing activities

Desired Qualifications(Preferred):

- 3-5 years experience working with fluid systems and hardware
- 3-5 years experience with instrumentation and controls systems

Typical Education/Experience

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced education (e.g. Associate) and typically 3 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g. Bachelor+1 years' related work experience, 5 years' related work experience, etc.).


Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit for this position. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeingis a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.


This is a union represented position

Additional Information:

All information provided will be checked and may be verified.

Please apply as soon as possible for this role as recruitment may commence before the end date.

  • excel
  • hardware
  • unix
  • visio
  • word

About the company

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