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Test / Validation Engineer

About Fleet Space Technologies 
Fleet is a space-enabled exploration technology company on a mission to dramatically accelerate the discovery of critical minerals needed to decarbonize our global economy. Electric vehicles and other clean energy technologies are vital elements of the world’s efforts to combat climate change, and these will demand many times more critical minerals than today, with an incremental value of over USD $13 trillion. At the same time, finding new mineral deposits is becoming more challenging as we increasingly exhaust the supply of shallow deposits and are forced to explore deeper underground. Traditional exploration methods are poorly suited to address this challenge, so a new approach is needed. 
 
Our approach is to combine space technology, proprietary seismic sensors, cutting edge Ambient Noise Tomography, and machine learning to provide the world’s first scalable 3D exploration dataset with near-real-time insights to guide active exploration programs far more efficiently to new deposits. This is Fleet’s flagship product, ExoSphere - a space-enabled solution for mineral exploration in real-time, in 3D, and under cover with very low environmental impact. Since launching ExoSphere in March 2022, Fleet has signed contracts with over 30 clients including Rio Tinto, Barrick Gold and Core Lithium and completed over 120 Ambient Noise Tomography surveys, more than any other company in the world. 
 
As part of Fleet’s founding vision to connect the Earth, Moon, and Mars, we also apply our technology to innovative solutions for defense and space exploration, including an upcoming mission to the Moon. Headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, Fleet has rapidly grown to over 100 employees including a growing team in the USA, Canada, and beyond. We have raised over AUD $85M in venture funding, backed by premier investors including Blackbird, Grok, and In-Q-Tel. 
 
The Team 
The Team at Fleet Space Technologies is composed of team-oriented technical experts who are driving innovation in exploration technology for use on the Earth and beyond it. As the core developers of ExoSphere, we are at the forefront of several fields all at once – seismology, exploration geology, and machine learning to name a few. We are creative, combining space technology and in-house sensors with computational geophysics and machine learning to unlock geological insight from the subsurface in a way that nobody else has tried before. And we are bold, applying this technology not just on the Earth, but on the surface of other planetary bodies in our solar system. It's not rocket science, but it's close! One must not only bring proven technical expertise, but also be open minded, agile, and adaptable to solve challenges that could very well change our world (and others beyond). We value diversity of perspective, journey, industry experience, skillset, working style, communication preference, and identity; the fact that we come from over 34 nationalities only reinforces our commitment to Inclusion & Diversity. 
 
As a business, we are ambitious, innovative, and collaborative and we put our customers first in everything that we do. We love celebrating our successes, and we have had a lot to celebrate to date including Series C Funding and selection of our technology to be among the first Australian hardware to be deployed on the Moon. We are a diverse group of professionals who have come together for one purpose - to build spacecraft for explorers of new worlds with a mission to connect Earth, Moon and Mars. Come help shape the future through this fantastic opportunity! 
 
Core Values 
The Core Values at Fleet Space Technologies guide us to our North Star of ambitious, collaborative success - AD ASTRA (“To the Stars!”) 
  • Add Value: Obsessively add value for our customers 
  • Drive Excellence: Benchmark against the best 
  • Agile Action: Take Action. Independent, fast, frugal action 
  • Seek Truth: Be curious. Explore 
  • Take Responsibility: Make decisions and own them 
  • Radical Ideas: We are unique. We do things differently 
  • Always Deliver: We always find a way to get it done on time 
The Role 
As part of the Electronics Engineering team, the Test Engineer will perform electronics system testing for acceptance and compliance. The role is responsible for supporting board bring-up and software integration, functional testing and debugging, reporting non-compliance issues and reviewing schematics/circuit design. 
 
A day could involve designing or architecting set-ups, running assembly and final tests, initiating test plans to meet requirements, or working with test houses for compliance. You’ll be working cross-functionally and are fully involved in ensuring our space and ground products are efficient and of high quality.
 
Location 
This role must be based in Adelaide (Beverley), South Australia, where much of the magic happens! 

***Applicants must have full working rights in Australia. 
 
Main Responsibilities 
This role will be responsible for, but not limited to: 
  • Test planning - developing verification & validation test plans for products
  • Test design - create detailed test designs and procedures
  • Test Execution - conduct tests, documentation, and analysis to identify any issues
  • Reporting and documenting technical issues
  • Troubleshooting - investigate and troubleshoot issues or malfunctions identified during testing, and work with a wider team to resolve problems
  • Quality Assurance - ensure that products meet the required quality standards and specifications
  • Environmental and reliability testing of products and larger systems
  • Regulatory Compliance - ensure that components and products comply with regulatory standards
  • Documentation - maintain records of test procedures, results, and modifications made during the testing process
  • Provide support to Manufacturing for the introduction of new products
  • Board bring-up and debugging in preparation for detailed electronics functional tests
Key Skills and Required Experience 
  • Qualifications in Electrical and Electronics/ Mechatronics or a similar field
  • Ability to troubleshoot products failing compliance testing
  • Extensive experience in Electronics functions testing and circuit analysis for review (Test Jig, automated test jigs, ICT, FVT)
  • Extensive experience in Mechanical testing (such as Shock / Vibration) and environmental testing (such as Altitude, humidity, High/Low temperature, Salt Mist, etc)
  • Extensive experience with HALT / HASS Test execution
  • Knowledge of commercial and Aerospace EMC/EMI standards and  regulations such as ACMA, CE, FCC, & ISED
  • Knowledge of the General Environmental Verification Standard (GEVS) for space programs is a bonus.
  • Team player with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Fleet is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Fleet is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, colour, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. 
 
Apply Now via Fleet Careers Site 
https://fleetspace.com/careers?ja-job=729699 
 
Learn More & Stay Connected 
Explore more about Fleet Space Technologies on our company website, and follow us on LinkedIn to stay up to date with all company news & developments in our pursuits to accelerate discovery of critical minerals and connect the Earth, Moon & Mars! 
 
https://fleetspace.com/
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