NPD Test Engineer

Job Function:

IT, Ferrara (FE), Ferrara (FE)

Position Summary: Support new product development activities; assisting in the design, engineering analysis, building prototypes, performing testing and writing test reports.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for completing assigned tasks, assisting other members of the team, and helping to ensure project completion in accordance with the schedule.
  • Assists with completion of the New product development and change management projects.
  • Assists with creation of the engineering test plan.
  • Assist with constructing and testing prototype components or assemblies as required in the development and approval process.
  • Develop and conduct (execute) test programs to meet project requirements. Travel to outside labs is required.
  • Prepare detailed test procedures based on industry standards.
  • Provides directions to lab technicians.
  • Identify equipment requirements to conduct each test and coordinate scheduling to ensure the availability of this equipment.
  • Monitor test preparation and execution to ensure safety of the personnel and equipment utilized in conducting each test.
  • Analyze test results, prepare a comprehensive written report.
  • Identify functional problems and suggest solutions.
  • Maintain Test Report Database.
  • Maintain Standards library.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of applicable ANSI, IEEE, IEC, UL and other standards.
  • Assist in the design, construction and installation of equipment as required to improve test operations.

May perform other duties as assigned:

  • Support pre-test calculations and assist in test data review.
  • Assist with engineering analysis in design of new products and their subcomponents
  • Assist with troubleshooting and root cause analysis on the new and existing products
  • Write project documentation (official test reports, work instructions, customer manuals)
  • Interface with purchasing and vendors in the selection and approval of component parts and assemblies.
  • Provide Engineering support to Sales/Marketing and Manufacturing on new and existing products and processes.
  • Give direction to supporting personnel such as Designers, and Technicians.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical engineering.
  • 0 – 3 years engineering experience
  • Experience working on highly technical and involved projects.
  • Desire to be constantly challenged with new problems.
  • Basic technical knowledge in electrical and power engineering.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical standards; understand and apply knowledge from technical white papers
  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Experience working in a diverse technical team
  • Ability to use small hand and power tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Electrical Finite Element analysis and LabView is a plus.
  • The ideal candidate will have a history of creativity, innovation, and initiative.

Physical Demands / Working Conditions:

  • General Office Environment, PC use
  • Light Lifting (occasional 25 lbs or less)
  • Stooping
  • Standing
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