Element has an opportunity for a Test Engineer - Hydraulics to join our growing team. The primary function of the Test Engineer is to design and implement the tests conducted on customer products by creating the technical road map that satisfies the customer requirements. Works closely with Test Technicians and customers and acts as the technical guide as the program moves through each phase.
Leads engineering efforts related to complex hydraulics test programs
Provides regular technical and schedule adherence updates to customer liaisons and Department Manager
Understands and controls all technical aspects of the test programs
Utilizes facility assets including liquid and gaseous nitrogen, high pressure and high flow hydraulic pumps, heating and cooling systems, and other resources as needed to replicate customer specified conditions for products under test. Use and manipulation of automated control valves (ball, globe)
Designs and implements functional hydraulic test rigs and systems that support safe, accurate, and efficient test execution often requiring 2D schematics, 3D models, and drawings for fabrication using AutoCAD and/or SolidWorks
Utilizes sensors, module based software (e.g. DASYLab), and control theory to develop complete data acquisition and control systems
Maintains in-depth knowledge of test standards, product test procedures, and instrumentation
Works closely with Test Technicians to observe and record test setup, progression, and results
Researches and orders equipment based on immediate needs while maintaining facility standard
Conducts commissioning and/or testing of systems, especially for large, complex, or unique programs
Leads troubleshooting efforts required during commissioning phase of test program
Ensures compliance with all Company policies including but not limited to Terms and Conditions,
Trade Compliance, treatment of others, moral code of conduct, and Employee Handbook
Ensures adherence to all local, state, and federal laws pertaining to safety, environment, and corporate governance
Applies the principals of 5S (Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain) in the performance of daily work responsibilities to ensure a clean, orderly, and safe work area
Maintains client confidentiality at all times
Skills / Qualifications
Self-disciplined and self-motivated
Bachelors degree in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering
3-5 years of related test engineering experience
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Project)
Advanced knowledge of AutoCAD and SolidWorks software
Understanding of programming basics (sequencing, PID tuning and scheduling, data processing)
High level of respect for documentation and tracking of test activities
Ability to maintain professional candor at all times and remain calm when faced with mounting pressure related to deadlines and multiple priorities
Well-developed verbal and written communication skills to meet a variety of communication needs
Strong and effective interpersonal skills that foster open upward and downward communication built on mutual respect
Ability to interface with clients to determine their needs and provide a satisfactory outcome
Experience working with Quality Management Systems (i.e. ISO 17025 and ITAR Regulations) and
Trade Compliance Regulations (i.e. ITAR or EAR) is desired but not required
Proven ability to create and maintain strong professional relationships built on trust
Ability to interpret and adhere to the requirements of customer specifications
Independent thought and problem solving abilities including mechanical creativity and resourcefulness
Ambition to be productive individually and as part of a team
Exhibit professional sense of organization, cleanliness, and presentation
We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.
We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.
Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.
Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.
We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.
Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers
When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY. We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.
At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.
All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.