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As a member of the Test-Engineering team, the candidate will participate in the testing of large, precision, electromechanical, rotating machinery.
The candidate will be a team lead and technical point of contact who will be responsible for performing and leading tests; developing electrical, mechanical, and software systems; developing system requirements; developing verification and validation (V&V) methods; performing V&V; developing procedures and reports; analyzing and presenting data; troubleshooting system failures; and recommending product design modifications.
The candidate's normal working hours will be during the day on a 9/80 schedule. However, the candidate will periodically lead system-level test campaigns at a workload of approximately 90 hours/week, with 25% of hours spent at field sites and 33% of hours spent at night. The test campaigns (approximately four per year) will each span 2-4 weeks and proceed on a 24/7 basis, staffed by a day shift and night shift of engineers. The candidate's overtime hours will be compensated fully as straight time (salary pro-rated at a 1x rate).
BS or MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related field
At least nine years of industry experience with a BS degree or at least seven years of experience with an MS degree
Experience leading small technical teams
Effective written and oral communication skills
Willingness to work at field sites 25% of the time
Willingness to work at night 33% of the time
Ability to climb up and down stairs and ladders to reach test sites
US citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance
Magnetic-bearing or other rotating-machinery experience
Electronics, dynamics, control-systems, or acoustics experience
Experience designing or troubleshooting analog or high-voltage circuitry
Programming experience (MATLAB, C, or equivalent)
Experience using test instrumentation (e.g. spectrum analyzers and multi-channel data acquisition (DAQ) systems)
PLC experience (e.g. Allen Bradley)
Experience designing or testing large structures
Navy or other military experience
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