Battelle Memorial Institute Test Engineer in Arlington, Virginia

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

Battelle’s Aviation Security Division is seeking a Research Associate to support test and evaluation activities under their United States Border Patrol (USBP) program. Primary responsibilities include: test execution, data collection, data analysis and reporting, and preparing technical briefs. This program will provide technical services and solutions to the USBP under their Acquisition Program management and Technical Solutions in support of the USBP Program Management Office Directorate. This contract is pending award, and this would be a contingent hire.

Primary Function

Performs experiments, research and analysis. Solves a range of problems; analyzes possible solutions and makes recommendations for process improvement. Extracts information from existing databases or literature and performs reviews.

Major Responsibilities

  • Performs assignments of moderate complexity by compiling and evaluating design and test data, preparing technical specifications, analyzing technical data to determine appropriate limits and variables for product, process or materials specifications.

  • Interprets, compiles and analyzes data collected and writes various technical reports.

  • Troubleshoots the testing process when expected results are not obtained. Recommends and executes paths forward to resolve analysis problems.

  • Completes assigned project work within schedule and budget constraints.

Position Requirements

  • Must have BS in engineering, preferably in mechanical, aerospace, electrical with at least 2yrs experience.

  • Must successfully meet Customs Border Patrol (CBP) Background Investigation (BI) or Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) requirements

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DoD security clearance

Legal Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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