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Test Operations Engineer

Production and Supply Chain · Seattle, Washington

First Mode is a carbon reduction company developing creative, clean energy solutions for heavy industry’s toughest problems.

We hope you’ll join us in building a brighter future for people and planet.

The Test Operations Engineer will work with the test engineering group to deploy the test infrastructure for unique R&D and production hardware. This engineer will develop test plans and execute test procedures while coordinating test activities across different testbeds.

Position Responsibilities

  • Write and review of test plans and procedures
  • Executing test procedures
  • Coordinating and performing post-test data reviews and analysis
  • Supporting test article assembly and connection to the test facility

Basic Qualifications

  • 1+ years of relevant experience 
  • 1+ years of proven experience in reading and understanding process and instrumentation diagrams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of a wide breadth of engineering fundamentals
  • Experience with hazardous operations or testing involving high pressure, high energy, or toxic materials
  • Hands-on experience with test system components, such as sensors, actuators, switches, valves, electrical connectors, wiring methods, etc

Additional Requirements

  • Occasional travel within the United States and internationally to represent First Mode to its customers, vendors, and partners


  • This position will be located at First Mode’s headquarters in Seattle, WA and will be required to work in office >60% of working hours

Total Rewards

Base Salary Range: $106,500 - $162,000

     Test Operations Engineer I: $106,500 - $144,000

     Test Operations Engineer II: $120,000 - $162,000


Benefits & Perks

  • Annual bonus incentive
  • Equity-based awards
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401(k) retirement account with a 3% employer contribution from the start of employment
  • Flexible PTO with 12 weeks of supplementary paid parental leave
  • Commuter benefits (parking & public transportation)
  • A culture that encourages professional growth with learning and development reimbursements
  • Open and collaborative workspace with free office snacks and lunches
  • Hybrid work model



First Mode is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with First Mode is governed on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.