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Position Summary:

 

Performs hands-on engineering lab testing assignments associated with the following:

Product support (Vendor’s PPAP, Deviations, Cost Reduction, Initial Production Audits, Warranties, Field Returns and Product/Design Changes Operational Metrics FTF, Scrap).

In addition to performing test assignments the successful candidate will be responsible for: creating testing set up, running tests, collecting test data, analyzing results, developing conclusions based on results and making recommendations as well as getting control of supplies, components and test equipment.

Independently evaluates problems or opportunities, identify problem’s root cause, propose solutions, apply engineering standards, identify and select best solution. Normally would be considered the local expert for one or more product(s) or test protocol(s). Capable of validating test set up.

The individual must have good verbal and written communication skills, proactive and positive attitude and willing to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

 

Essential Functions:

 

Test Engineers needed to work closely with product engineers to plan and perform engineering test (e.g. IPA, PPAP validation, DVP&R’s) and development assignments associated with ongoing product support, cost reduction and manufacturing of air brake products to achieve the technical, individual and business objectives.

Set-up, instrument and perform tests on pneumatic products fabricating/automating tests/ test fixtures as required.

Acquire and document test data from numeric and non-numeric sources (e.g. data acquisition system, oscilloscope traces, chart recorders, and other types of recording media.)

Write and publish test reports with ability to document results and make conclusions /recommendations.

Maintain test records and equipment according to ISO procedures.

Assist with or lead Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (DFMEA’s and PFMEA’s).

Proficient in basic measurement tools including Micrometer, Torque Wrench, Caliper, etc. Provide support/recommendations to quality opportunities.

Responsible for equipment calibration, inventory control and workplace organization.

Support product safety activities and procedures and follow up on action items with team members.

 

Knowledge and skills:

 

  • Hands on and self-starter.
  • Ability to work in a team (Product Engineers, manufacturing/quality teams).
  • Customer focused (internal/external).
  • PLC / automation knowledge preferred.
  • Strongly familiarized with electrical (e.g. Wiring/Instrumentation of set ups) and mechanical hardware (e.g. Testing fixtures, transducers, sensors).
  • Strong Lab View or other Data Acquisition systems strongly preferred.
  • Root cause analysis tools (experience with problem solving analysis).
  • Must have good Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Desired experience in statistical analysis (E.g. DOE, Minitab, Capability Studies)
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma processes.
  • Demonstrated technical writing and documenting skills.
  • Pneumatic valves knowledge is a plus.
  • Electronic knowledge (e.g. Signal Generators, Data Acquisition, Electronics Software)
  • Proficient using Oscilloscopes
  • Knowledge in Spectrum Analyzer and RCL meter
  • Familiarized with coils is a plus  
  • Agile Scrum Methodology is a plus

 

 

 Experience:

 

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in engineering (automotive preferred)

 

Education/Certifications:

 

  • Bachelor Degree in Electronics, Electromechanical or Mechatronics Engineering
  • Bilingual (100%)

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