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Test Engineer I, II, III or IVNewport News, VA | Job ID 16851

  • Job ID 16851
  • Division Mining
  • Organization Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.
  • Area of employment Research / development
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time

The Test Engineer I assists in testing components and systems for use in mining equipment. The Test Engineer II performs and reports results of tests on components and systems on new and existing mining equipment. The Test Engineer III & IV/Senior researches, plans, and designs tests on components and systems on new and existing mining equipment.

Responsibilities

Level I

  • Works with Engineers and Technicians performing tests on mining products, equipment, or systems.
  • Participates in Engineering Development Program.
  • Follows established test procedures to perform engineering tests.
  • Writes technical reports of analytical test results and observations.
  • Sets up data acquisition equipment and sensors in preparation for testing activities.

Level II

  • Sets up and performs tests on products, equipment, or systems according to test procedures.
  • Reads and follows test procedures to perform testing activities.
  • Works with other Engineers to research and analyze the best method to test a specific component or truck sub-system.
  • Installs and operates data acquisition equipment and sensors required for a particular test.
  • Reads and interprets maintenance and operators manuals, technical drawings, basic electrical or hydraulic schematics, engineering specifications, and reports.
  • Writes a technical report at the completion of a test and provides feedback to the requesting Engineer on the results.
  • Uses PC based data analysis software to verify data integrity at the time of testing.

Level III

  • Researches, plans, sets-up, and supervises or performs tests on products, equipment, or systems according to test procedures or best practices.
  • Assists with writing test procedures to perform engineering tests on new and existing products or systems.
  • Analyzes test data and writes technical reports of test results. Uses the data, observations, and engineering experience to draw conclusions from the results and compare to the engineering specification if available. Determines root cause of failure or makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Directs the work of Technicians for the duration of a particular test.
  • Interprets national and international standards (ISO, SAE, etc) documents and designs tests to meet all requirements.
  • Proposes, researches, designs, and analyzes new in-house test equipment.
  • Researches and makes recommendations for the test equipment or sensor type required to perform a certain test.
  • Leads the testing activities required for R&D research projects into new truck technologies.
  • Assists Test Engineer I/II or Technicians in the installation and operation of data acquisition equipment and sensors required for a particular test.
  • Works with major component suppliers (engine, drive system, etc) or customers on joint test projects. Acts as the point of contact for the Test Group.
  • Works independently or as a team member with other engineers, technicians, and field service personnel to complete a testing project.

Level IV

  • Trains, mentors, and develops Engineers and other personnel on procedures, advanced data analysis concepts, and best practices related to testing.
  • Acts as the technical expert for the engineering department in a specialized area of test and measurement technology.
  • Works with sales or marketing to review customer requirements that products meet national or international standards.
  • Researches, plans, schedules, sets-up, and supervises major test projects on products, equipment, or systems according to test procedures or best practices.
  • Researches and writes test procedures to perform engineering tests on new and existing products or systems that comply with accepted industry standards.
  • Analyzes test data and write technical reports of test results. Uses the data, observations, and engineering experience to draw conclusions from the results and compare to the engineering specification if available. Determines root cause of failure or make recommendations for improvement
  • Interprets national and international standards (ISO, SAE, etc) documents and designs tests to meet all requirements.
  • Proposes, researches, designs, and analyzes new in-house test equipment.
  • Researches new test equipment or sensor technologies to perform a certain test. Leads the testing activities required for R&D research projects into new truck technologies.
  • Assists Test Engineer I/II/III or Technicians in the installation and operation of data acquisition equipment and sensors required for a particular test.
  • Works with major component suppliers (Engine, drive system, etc) or customers on joint test projects. Acts as the point of contact for the Test Group.
  • Works as a team member with other engineers, technicians, and field service personnel to complete a testing project or on ad hoc projects.

Competencies

Level I: Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in mechanical engineering or related engineering discipline, Associates degree (A.S.) in engineering related field with three years experience, six years progressive engineering experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of drafting tools or Computer-Aided Design (CAD) or drafting equipment and software.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical and computer concepts.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance manuals, and engineering test procedures.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as algebra, calculus, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply basic engineering concepts to practical situations.
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Knowledge of Pro-E or 3-D Computer-Aided design (CAD) software.

  • Knowledge of basic sensor and data acquisition concepts and best practices
  • Knowledge of basic data analysis techniques such as filters and re-sampling.
  • Knowledge of basic data displays such as time history plots and histograms.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical and computer concepts.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as algebra, calculus, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply basic engineering concepts to practical situations.
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Level II: Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in mechanical engineering or related engineering discipline with two years experience; Associates degree (A.S.) in engineering related field with five years experience, eight years progressive engineering experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to adapt to diverse testing situations and challenges at customer’s site, supplier’s site, or in-house test lab.
  • Knowledge of advanced data acquisition concepts and analysis techniques required for tests such as noise, vibration, and metal fatigue.
  • Knowledge of technical fundamentals of mining truck operation and control.
  • Knowledge of test planning and managing projects.
  • Knowledge of basic mobile equipment hydraulics.
  • Skilled in using basic data displays such as time history plots and histograms.
  • Skilled in the application and use of basic sensor and data acquisition concepts and best practices.
  • Skilled in using basic electrical and computer concepts to perform testing activities.

Level III: Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in mechanical engineering or related engineering discipline with four years experience, Associate’s degree (A.S.) in engineering related field with six years experience, fourteen years progressive engineering experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to apply advanced engineering concepts to practical situations.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Expected to travel to customer or supplier sites either nationally and internationally up to 30% of the time.
  • Ability to complete and maintain mine certifications or safety training such as Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) hazard training.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport.

Level IV: Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in mechanical engineering or related engineering discipline with 6 years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of Pro-E or 3-D Computer-Aided design (CAD) software.
  • Knowledge of technical fundamentals of mining truck operation and control.
  • Skilled in the application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Durability concepts.
  • Skilled in the application of advanced data acquisition concepts.
  • Skilled in acting as the technical expert in at least one advanced testing concept such as noise, vibration, or metal fatigue.
  • Skilled in the application of test planning and managing projects.
  • Skilled in applying basic mobile equipment hydraulic concepts to testing programs.
  • Skilled in using basic data displays such as time history plots and histograms.
  • Skilled in the application and use of basic sensor and data acquisition concepts and best practices.
  • Skilled in using the latest electrical and computer concepts to perform testing activities.
  • Ability to apply advanced engineering concepts to practical situations.
  • Ability to adapt to diverse testing situations and challenges at customer’s site, supplier’s site, or in-house test lab.
  • Ability to engage in advanced engineering discussions and correspondence.
  • Knowledge of financial data and costing procedures.
  • Skilled in planning, managing, and directing resources and managing projects.
  • Expected to travel nationally and internationally up to 30% to customer or supplier sites.
  • Ability to complete and maintain mine certifications or safety training such as Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) hazard training.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport.

Our Offer

An interesting and ambitious role in a successful international company. We offer a secure work environment with a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary. We hire as soon as possible.

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  • Job ID 16851
  • Division Mining
  • Organization Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.
  • Area of employment Research / development
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time

The company

Liebherr in the USAIn line with its international growth, Liebherr’s venture into the United States began in 1970. Within a couple of years, the company expanded and completed its production facilities in Newport News, VA for its product line of hydraulic excavators. It was later converted into Liebherr’s manufacturing facility for mining trucks and remains home to Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News, Co.  In addition to its production facility, Liebherr markets a wide variety of products and technologies through its companies located across the United States. The companies are Liebherr- Aerospace Saline, Inc., Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc., Liebherr Automation Systems, Co., and Liebherr USA, Co., the umbrella company for eight divisions that are positioned across the United States. Liebherr is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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Monica Collins