Test Engineer

Less than 5 years experience  •  Aerospace / Defense

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/21/17
Niagara Falls, NY
Less than 5 years experience
Aerospace / Defense
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/21/17

Test Engineer

In this position you’ll be expected to:

Plan, set up, and execute hot fire and vibration testing of liquid propulsion rocket engines and systems at our Niagara Falls facility. This requires a knowledge of, and the direction of personnel handling liquid propellant, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and vacuum systems. Position plans and establishes test criteria, develop test techniques, conducts and reports on progress of test phase and production. Plans and arranges labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing. Defines changes needed in testing equipment and set up, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, and new testing requirements. Provides direction to test technicians in regards to preparing and conducting tests.

Here is an idea of what you'll be accountable for:

  • Write test procedures and documents.
  • Design liquid and pneumatic systems to supply propellant to test engines.
  • Encourage safety and environmental policy adherence, and technical excellence in all test activities.
  • Ensures testing conducted safely, correctly, on time, in budget.
  • Plan for propellant and gases requirements.
  • Perform special projects as assigned by supervision.
  • Provide solutions to hardware integration and fixturing.
  • Maintain liaison with customer’s technical representatives, subcontractor personnel, program management, quality assurance, engineering, manufacturing, and test personnel.
  • Provide all equipment required for testing selected programs to ensure their timely availability.
  • May require design, purchase, assembly or modification of existing equipment, their installation, and check out.
  • Work will take place in a combination office/shop environment.
  • May travel, work weekends, holidays, and be on-call on occasion.
  • While performing the duties of this job, employee may be exposed to mechanical or chemical processes requiring the use of personnel protective equipment.
  • The employee may encounter controlled air conditions with frequent air changes, environmental exposure, and will be in close contact with energetic “live” propulsion systems during normal work activities.

This is a second shift position.

In addition to the above experience you’ll need:

  • Minimum requirements: BS degree in engineering, including but not limited to, mechanical, aerospace, or electricalengineering or related technical discipline with a minimum of three years test experience.


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