Sr. Test Technician - ( Mechanical )

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Eden Prairie, MN
8 - 10 years experience
Manufacturing / Diversified
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17


The Sr. Test Technician independently performs a wide variety of tests as outlined by engineers, ensuring that all results are carefully documented.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Efficiently performs mechanical testing with minimal supervision from engineers or managers.
  • Documents data in spreadsheets.  Graphs results and performs calculations in Excel.  Documents test procedures, results, and conclusions clearly andconcisely.
  • Proactively communicates status and issues.  Reports issues quickly, accurately, and clearly.
  • Programs and sets up data acquisition equipment. 
  • Uses 3D CAD to create part files and fixtures.
  • Organizes, coordinates, and executes testing of products per engineering instructions.  Directs other technicians to complete testing.
  • Recommends test methods and parameters to maximize data accuracy, minimize test timeand meet customer needs.
  • Sets up and performs gage R&R’s to assess test repeatability.
  • Trains other technicians and openly shares knowledge with others.
  • Possesses significant depth of knowledge in at least one complex test area.
  • Acts as a resource to other employees.
  • Researches and selects new test equipment. Creates new tests.  Makes changes to the test plans and procedures.
  • Makes recommendations on how to improve our testing and analysis capability.
  • Makes creative and sound recommendations on how to improve testing and machine/software performance.
  • Troubleshoots tests and machines and solves issues with part building.
  • Maintains a clean lab environment.
  • Demonstrates continuous growth in his or her field of expertise.  Keeps up to date on new test equipment and analysis techniques.
  • Demonstrates commitment to Stratasys Core Values by leading, acting and behaving in a manner consistent with these values.
  • Follows all company safety policies and procedures and attends all safety trainings related to the job.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Essential Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Must be a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
  • 2-year Associate Degree in a mechanical field or equivalent work experience.
  • 7+ years experience in a mechanical testing position.
  • Experience running software products for data acquisition and analysis.  Experience with Excel and Word.
  • Knowledge and understanding of test equipment and instruments used for hardware testing.
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communications skills.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and independently.
  • Ability to multitask to keep multiple tests going at the same time.
  • Ability to work well with others.

 Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No direct reports

 Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • Work is typically performed in a temperature controlled, inside environment.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stand for extended periods of time
  • Lifting 25 lbs from 5.5 ft heights down to 2.5 ft surfaces
  • Bend to perform arm and hand work at 2 ft heights
  • Work with small tools on complex projects
  • Temperature hazard – working with arms and hands (gloved) in up to 550 degree F ovens
  • Travel requirement:  N/A
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