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Test Engineer (Hands-on)

Test Engineer (Hands-on)

Location: Burbank, CA
Pay Rate: $28/hr - $33/hr
Duration: Temp to Hire
Shift: not specified

SUMMARY: Develops test procedures and coordinate efforts with other engineering departments to support flight development and qualification programs. Performs mechanical testing of individual components and assemblies to ensure conformance with established specifications.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The duties are not limited to the following description:

1. Creates and coordinates overall test plans and assists in developing test procedures and reports which meet the customer’s program testing requirements.
2. Designs test fixtures and reconfigures test equipment in order to meet program goals.
3. Reads and interprets technical procedures and drawings to determine test objectives, set-up requirements, testing limits, and acceptance criteria.
4. Installs test fixtures and specimens to the test equipment.
5. Operates static and dynamic servo-hydraulic test machines and electro-dynamic shaker systems.
6. Completes paperwork associated with the test procedure, including filing test results either electronically or in a conventional filing system.
7. Reviews and analyzes test data to determine if it meets program requirements.
8. Recommends revisions to test method or work flow to optimize the process while maintaining test integrity in accordance with internal and external customer requirements.
9. Performs new technology research on state-of –the-art test systems and software to determine whether new equipment will provide the Company with a cost or technological advantage.
10. Provides test support and analyzes test fixtures, machines, and data to solve problems on test programs.
11. Performs routine cleaning and servo-hydraulic material test machines and electro-dynamic vibration shakers equipment maintenance. Troubleshoots and resolves issues with test equipment.
12. Prepares, generates and maintains Statistical Process Control (SPC) charts and data in order to monitor the production and testing processes.
13. All other duties as assigned.
14. Responsible for promoting and abiding by the HSE rules and policies.

PRIMARY TOOLS OR EQUIPMENT: Able to set-up and operate servo-hydraulic material test machines and electro-dynamic vibration shakers with both manual and computer controllers. Able to set-up and operate temperature and vacuum environmental chambers. Able to set-up and operate digital and analog meters and displays, spectrum analyzers, plotters, recorders, dial indicators, calculators, various manual and pneumatic hand tools and other equipment and tools typically found in the test lab. Able to use measurement tools such as calipers, dial indicators, micrometers, weigh scales, and machinist scales. Ability to use shop hand tools, pneumatic tools, lifting devices, and cranes.
Use of typical office equipment such as telephones, computers (Microsoft Excel and Word), copiers, printers, fax machines, e-mail, scanners, etc.


Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Applied Mechanics. Two years test-related experience in the field of Aerospace or Applied Mechanics, one year basic electronics and one year in machine design, or equivalent experience.

Language Skills: Able to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. Able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing information to customers, clients, and employees.

Problem Solving: Able to apply logic, segregating the facts, make a decision, and carry out task.

Computer Skills: Working knowledge of Windows and word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Proficient in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).

Other Teamwork or Skills: Ability to participate as a team member. Knowledge of industry best practice in Configuration Management practices. Have an understanding of software and machine maintenance. Exercise excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills.


Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch and lift light to moderate weighing items. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus from close items to items at a distance.
Job Number: 8475
Job Location: Burbank, CA
Rate: 28-33
Per Diem: Split Possible
Overtime: Possible
Duration: Temp to Hire
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 03/14/2018
Attention: Rex Calkins
Address: 6133 BRISTOL PKWY STE 232
City, State: CULVER CITY, CA 90230
Phone: 310/410-1931
Fax Phone: 310/410-1751

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