Sr. Engineering Technician

Position:                    Sr. Engineering Technician

Reports To:   Manager, Product Test & Development

Position Summary:

Under minimum supervision must be able to set up and conduct development, qualification and acceptance test procedures of all products generated by Engineering Department.  Capable of performing basic computations required in the generation and interpretation of acquired data.  Ability to interface with Project and Design Engineering Staff and Management on a technical level.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develops and tests machinery and equipment, applying knowledge of electro-mechanical engineering technology, under direction of engineering staff.
  • Reviews project instructions and blueprints to ascertain test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment, nature of technical problem, and possible solutions, such as part redesign, substitution of material or parts, or rearrangement of parts or subassemblies.
  • Drafts detail drawing or sketch for drafting room completion or to request parts fabrication by machine, sheet metal or wood shops.
  • Devises, fabricates, and assembles new or modified mechanical components or assemblies for products, such as industrial equipment and machinery, power equipment, servosystems, machine tools, and measuring instruments.
  • Sets up and conducts tests of complete units and components under operational conditions to investigate design proposals for improving equipment performance or other factors, or to obtain data for development, standardization, and quality control.
  • Analyzes indicated and calculated test results in relation to design or rated specifications, and test objectives, and modifies or adjusts equipment to meet specifications.
  • Records test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and recommendations for changes in product or test method.

Job Qualification Requirements:

Training and Experience:

Engineering Associates Degree or equivalent related experience.  Minimum three years hydraulic experience.

Physical Demands:  The employee is required to:

  • stand, walk, push, pull, reach overhead, and bend to the floor.
  • exert up to 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or
  • exert up to 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Visual Acuity: Near acuity and accommodation are required for reading machine dial gauges, blueprints, and precision measuring instruments used in the inspection of parts.

Hearing Ability:  Ability to monitor machine sounds to identify and diagnose changes in order to take appropriate action.

Working Conditions: The employee is subject to:

  • High noise levels from operating machines
  • physical hazards from moving equipment and machine parts
  • breathing fumes, dust and mist
  • skin exposure to oils and cutting fluid

The employee may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.