Test Engineer

Wauwatosa, WI

Post Date: 08/25/2016 Job ID: JN -082016-70 Industry: Electrical - Engineering
You will have the opportunity to develop engineering test strategies from the ground up. This position requires a self-starter that is motivated to make decisions and set the groundwork for future product/test engineers to make product improvements which provide value and satisfaction to our customers. This opportunity provides the ability to work with cutting edge technology as it applies to power generation equipment and battery powered outdoor equipment.

Job Responsibilities:

Develop project scopes, DOE, and assist in the development of product DVP&Rs

Design, assemble and debug test fixtures which include circuit design, DAQ implementation, and mechanical fixturing

Conduct electrical, mechanical, and environmental tests

Review engineering test requests, provide feedback to product engineers if necessary, analyze data, create analysis algorithms, write test reports, report test failures, and follow up with appropriate action plans.

Serve as technical expert to internal and external customers regarding testing of generators/battery powered equipment

Maintain test equipment including calibration of gages, replacement of consumable components, and preventive maintenance per supplier schedules

Design, develop, and implement control algorithms for automated test equipment

Interpret field test data and generate lab tests based load profiles

Continuously research, select, and apply new technologies for test applications

Conduct studies to determine feasibility, costs, and benefits of future test systems

Documentation of system implementations including mechanical design, engineering standards, electrical schematics, and industrial layouts

Mentor/train engineers, technicians, and other employees on test processes, plans, and procedures

Travel requirement: 10%


Ability to coordinate a project from conceptualization, gather customer requirements, define a budget/timeline, define hardware components, source, and execute projects on time and within budget

Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication including the ability to lead discussions with multidisciplinary teams including engineers and technicians

Self-starter, ability to multitask, ability to work independently or in groups, work well under pressure, and demonstrated leadership ability.

Well experienced and knowledgeable in the fields of electronics/electrical engineering, control systems, mechanics, statistics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, battery systems, industrial pneumatics, programming languages (Visual Basic, Labview, HTML), prototype development using Matlab/Simulink or Arduino similar platforms

Prior experience working with power generation equipment, brushless electric motors/controllers, battery storage systems, electronics for monitoring power systems, or high voltage circuits

Advanced knowledge of DAQ systems, sensors, signal analysis, and wire harness building

Ability to coach and mentor engineers and technicians

Proficiency in MS Office, Pro/E, and Matlab or equivalent software

Basic knowledge in the use of hand/power tools, fabrication skills, demonstrate a good mechanical, and have a working understanding of mechanical design.

Basic knowledge of combustion engines, lawn tractors, pressure washers, generators, etc.


Bachelors degree in Engineering

Minimum 3 years of experience preferred

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