Drinks & Drones at Pendleton UAS - July

Ele Nichols

Test Engineer

Innovative Test Development Engineer offering expertise in evaluating, testing, and troubleshooting products, systems, components, and modifications. Strategic business partner, effective communicator, and detail-oriented project manager known for developing test plans, procedures, and reports that mitigate risks, assure quality, and drive business initiatives. Collaborative leader with demonstrated successes in directing cross-functional teams to provide top-quality technical support and documentation and execution of new technologies that exceed business, financial, and delivery expectations.
Ele Nichols   Test Engineer

Questions & Answers

How do you make people laugh?

It's good to be relaxed enough at work that you can take a step back to look at the larger perspective of projects. For me that requires being a little silly at times. I love to dive into stories of adventures with my partners, family, and friends. D&D is a wonderful way to do some unusual problem solving as well. There are the Sigma game nights too!

If you were a tool or piece of equipment, what would you be and why?

I would choose to be an oscilloscope. An oscilloscope can be likened to a telescope for exploring the intricate universe of electrical signals. Just as a telescope allows astronomers to observe distant stars and galaxies, an oscilloscope enables engineers and scientists to peer into the behavior of electrical signals within circuits.

Like astronomers discern patterns and relationships among stars and galaxies, engineers recognize patterns and correlations within electrical signals displayed on an oscilloscope. These patterns reveal crucial insights into signal integrity, timing, frequency, and other characteristics essential for designing and troubleshooting electronic systems.

What's your favorite productivity hack or time-saving trick?

Prioritizing and maintaining my own ToDo list. Documenting my tasks keeps me organized when I have to set a project down while waiting on a blocking item and keeps critical items moving as quickly as possible.