Sr. Mechanical Test Engineer

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We are seeking a Senior Mechanical Test Engineer that will support test and verification activities for our mechanical systems product lines. This position is located in Davenport, IA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads and executes qualification and certification programs in accordance with company, customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Actively manage project Verification & Validation (V&V) execution.
  • Develops integrated program plans for V&V activities.
  • Executes projects to schedule and budget baselines, reporting results.
  • Ensures executable validation and verification program plan for system and component designs.
  • Work with customers and internal teams.
  • Responsible for organizing activities for the qualification and certification of designs.
  • Leads root cause problem solving activities.
  • Performs failure tracking and participates in failure review boards.
  • Make recommendations for regression testing and delta qualification test and analysis requirements.
  • Determines appropriate verification methods and success criteria.
  • Establishes and oversees performance of qualification program plans, on- and off-site functional and environmental tests, engineering analyses and inspections.
  • Provides senior level guidance and input to test plans, procedures, and reports.
  • Ensures full requirements compliancy, leads validation audits (Functional Configuration Audits) and assists in conformity activities.
  • Leads or assists in making technical decisions having major impact on the successful development and qualification of the product.
  • Writes high quality test plans, procedures, and reports.
  • Travel is about 30% with some international travel.

Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S. degree from an ABET accredited Engineering program.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with aerospace mechanical systems design verification.
  • Experienced in maintaining configuration management of verification elements including: units under test, documentation and test configurations.
  • Experience managing multiple projects and conflicting priorities.
  • Experience with the following Military and DO Standards: DO-160G, MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461, DO-178B and DO 254.
  • Experience interpreting drawings of complex mechanical devices and systems.
  • Experience interpreting contracts, Statements of Work, Specifications, and design documentation.
  • Must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for effective interface with engineers, management, suppliers, customers and generation of project documentation.
  • Demonstrated experience with FAA Conformity and Certification (14 CFR Part 25).
  • Demonstrated experience with DoD Air Worthiness (MIL-STD-516).
  • Demonstrated experience with DOORS requirements management software a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience with Product Data Management (PDM).
  • Demonstrated experience in aerospace electrical systems, fuel, electro-mechanical systems, hydraulics, and controls.
  • Ability to work in an office, lab, or indoor industrial environments.

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