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Description & Requirements
PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients’ businesses.

The world-renowned R&D teams at Xerox PARC have been developing new technologies designed to address many of the most complex and hard-to-solve challenges in the Cleantech sector.  The Test Engineer for Cleantech is a newly created role that will work closely with the VP and Head of the Cleantech Business Unit and the R&D team at PARC to bridge novel thermal-fluids systems technologies into productization in Xerox’s new Cleantech Business.

This role offers a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation for Cleantech solutions and be a part of creating and launching cutting edge technology.


Designing and executing test plans on fluid/thermal and electrochemical systems and subsystems to address performance, reliability, and robustness
Designing and building test rigs and data acquisition systems to evaluate performance and reliability of various fluid/thermal/electrochemical components and systems
Analyzing test data and working to understand expected and unexpected results
Troubleshooting complex systems consisting of electrical, air, water, and refrigerant systems
Coordinating with different design groups to address changes affecting multiple aspects of a system
Ensuring that Design Verification Testing and Stress testing can fully qualify components for production launch
Summarizing experimental findings to promote changes to design and/or process workflow
Documenting test procedures and pass/fail criteria based on data for product launch
Work with manufacturing to set up in-house acceptance testing for QA and build
Participate in Failure Mode and Effects Analysis


MS in Engineering, Physics, or applied sciences
>5 years experience in working with complex fluid/thermal systems, ideally including experience with HVAC
Strong critical thinking skills: ability to deep dive into cause-effect to understand why something may fail
Demonstrated history of testing, analyzing, and troubleshooting fluid/thermal systems
Structured problem solving skills leveraging inputs such as functional documentation (electrical schematics, control logic, gas flow paths)
Experienced in instrumentation and data acquisition systems, as well as various forms of temperature, pressure, and flow measurement
Ability to read and understand system level interconnect diagram, P&ID and electrical schematic.
The successful candidate must be able to meet the requirements under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). 


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