IMI Precision Engineering Senior Test & Evaluation Engineer in Connecticut, United States

Overview

Reports To: Staff Engineer

Location: Farmington, CT

Under limited supervision, the Senior Test & Evaluation Engineer in Farmington, CT provides technical support and guidance in the design, development, debugging/testing, and assembly of new or existing products.

Who We Are:

IMI Precision Engineering is a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies. Wherever precision, speed and engineering reliability are essential, we deliver exception 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.

Responsibilities

  • Defines and conducts engineering experiments and tests, collects test data, reduces the data, and writes final reports summarizing the experiments and tests to meet an established schedule. Includes off-site testing.

  • Develops and documents new test methods and plans.

  • Responsible for ensuring test methods meet all applicable internal and external specifications and standards.

  • Assembles new product prototypes for engineering evaluation, life testing, or customer evaluation. Prototypes must meet all specifications required by the engineer and must be completed within an established time frame.

  • Performs detailed troubleshooting and problem analysis of product or process.

  • Designs fixtures required for product verification and validation testing.

  • Recommends improvement to the test lab, this includes the maintenance and operation of the equipment in the lab, equipment planning, cleanliness and neatness, procuring supplies, tooling/fixture storage, and training.

  • Prioritizes and schedules testing.

  • Actively pursues continuous improvement of the test lab.

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

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

  • Perform other tasks as required.

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor degree in a technical field

  • Minimum of 1 year applicable experience in test lab or comparable setting.OR

  • A minimum of 5 years of applicable experience in a test lab or comparable setting

Skills and Competencies

  • 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

  • Proficient in shop mathematics including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry is required. Knowledge of statistics, reliability analysis, and design of experiments.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • Knowledge of Quality system and standards.

Computers and Technology

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

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

  • Knowledge of DAQ Data Collection system is highly desirable.

  • Knowledge of Commercial Vehicle, Rail, Industrial Automation systems and applications is desired.

  • Knowledge of electrical theory and applications.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • office environment involves frequent standing, sitting, and walking

  • Lab environment involves frequent standing and walking; use of fingers to handle or feel objects, tools and controls; and reaching with hands and arms.

  • Employee will periodically be required to stoop, kneel or crouch and may occasionally need to lift up to 35 pounds in the Lab.

  • Daily administrative tasks require frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination for accurate typing, paperwork, and other tasks

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

  • Hearing protection is required in the Lab air compressor room. Otherwise, the Lab is typically quiet.

Health, Safety and Environment

Employees are responsible for the Health, Safety, and Welfare of themselves, the environment and other people. All employees must comply with HSE training and instructions, help to maintain a safe & clean working environment, and use any Personal Protective Equipment provided by the Company.

The IMI Code of Conduct

All employees are expected to represent the values and maintain the standards contained in The IMI Code of Conduct. The IMI Code of Conduct can be found at

IMI Precision Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.

Job ID 2019-31747

# of Openings 1

Category Engineering

Platform IMI Precision Engineering