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IMI Precision Engineering Senior Test & Evaluation Technician in Auburn, Washington

IMI Precision Engineering is a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies. Wherever precision, speed and engineering reliability are essential, we deliver exceptional solutions which improve the productivity and efficiency of our customers’ equipment.

Part of IMI plc, we have a sales and service network in 75 countries, as well as manufacturing capability in the USA, Germany, China, UK, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Mexico and Brazil. We support this with our global centers of technical excellence, and facilities for CFD design and R&D testing.

We are an EEO Employer.


Under general supervision, the incumbent provides technical leadership in the design, development, debugging/testing, and assembly of new or existing products.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  1. Guide the lab techs in planning and performing standard/experimental test programs.

  2. Set up/operate instruments, instrumentation, data acquisition.

  3. Collects test data, reduces the data, and writes status reports summarizing the experiments and tests to meet an established schedule.

  4. Develops and documents new test methods and plans.

  5. Designs and builds fixtures required for product verification and validation testing.

  6. Performs basic troubleshooting and problem analysis of product or process problems.

  7. With limited supervision, assembles new product prototypes for engineering evaluation, life testing, or customer evaluation. These prototypes must meet all specifications required by the engineer and must be completed within an established time frame.

  8. Manages the engineering laboratory. This includes the maintenance and operation of the equipment in the lab, cleanliness and neatness, procuring supplies, tooling/fixture storage, and training.

  9. Actively pursues continuous improvement of the design processes at Norgren.

  10. Helps develop procedures and processes that result in more reliable designs, more manufacturable designs, and techniques that enable designs to be brought to market more quickly.

  11. Effectively communicates information to co-workers, customers, and suppliers which they require to do their jobs.

  12. Participate on NPD teams.

  13. Other duties as assigned.



Education and Experience

  1. Engineering Degree and;

  2. Minimum of 4 years of applicable experience in a test lab or comparable setting.

  3. Strong history of managing lab and testing, with the ability to critically analyze data will be considered.

Skills and Competencies

  1. Working knowledge of pneumatics and electronics and laboratory equipment including pressurized air sources and delivery systems, pressure and flow measurement equipment and electronic measuring devices. Working knowledge of measurement tools including micrometers, calipers, digital readout devices and multi-meters. Working knowledge of shop equipment including lathes, mills and hand tools.

  2. Working knowledge of shop mathematics including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry is required. Knowledge of statistics, reliability analysis, and design of experiments is desirable.

  3. Ability to handle tasks in an environment that can be stressful at times. Accept responsibility for assignments and have the tenacity to drive these assignments to successful conclusion.

  4. Positively communicate with customers internally and externally to address their needs promptly and follow through on commitments.

  5. Ability to write technical reports, business correspondence, and procedures.

  6. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from subordinates, peers, managers, and customers.

  7. Understanding of Quality system and standards.

Computers and Technology

  1. Ability to use industry standard personal computers (PCs) and PC applications including Excel, Power point and Word.

  2. Must be able to perform effective searches on the internet for procurement of test fixture supplies.

  3. Knowledge of DAQ Data Collection systems.

  4. Knowledge of test software such as LabVIEW or Simcenter Testlab.

  5. Knowledge and understanding of electrical theory and application.

Job ID 2020-32146

# of Openings 1

Category Engineering

Platform IMI Precision Engineering