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Mechanical Test Engineer

Davenport, IowaPEAK Technical Staffing USA

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Mechanical Test Engineer

You will support test and verification activities for mechanical systems in the Aerospace industry. This position is located in Davenport, IA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works with Program Management and cross functional teams to execute qualification and certification programs.
  • Supports development of program verification plans: defining tasks, test events, test configuration, hardware planning, test facility selection, coordination and all appropriate documentation.
  • Works directly with customers and suppliers to manage verification of system-level and component-level qualification programs.
  • Supports the organizing and leading of complex and dynamic activities for the qualification and certification of designs.
  • Assists in root cause problem solving activities using industry accepted methods, processes and techniques.
  • Performs failure tracking, participates in failure review boards, and makes recommendations for regression testing or analysis.
  • Drives and determines appropriate verification methods and success criteria to effectively manage product quality and compliance.
  • Oversees execution of qualification activities for both on-site and off-site functional and environmental tests, engineering analyses, inspections and demonstration events.
  • Generates and provides input to test plans, procedures, and reports.
  • Lift 25 lbs or more occasionally.
  • Travel of up to 30%.


Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. in an ABET accredited Engineering program.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with aerospace mechanical system Test/Qualification activities.
  • Experience generating formal qualification documentation.
  • Experience testing mechanical, hydraulic, electrical systems and components.
  • Experience with Industry standards: RTCA 160D, FAR Part 25, and MIL STD 810
  • Must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience with test/qualification activities in mechanical, electrical and environmental qualification testing
  • Military or FAA certification experience.
  • System verification or flight test experience.
  • Aircraft structures testing experience.
  • Experience with DOORS requirements management software.
  • Experience with aerospace electrical systems, fuel, electro-mechanical systems, hydraulics, and controls.
  • Experience with DoD Air Worthiness (MIL-STD-516).
  • Tooling design experience.
  • Knowledge of material certification testing.
  • Ability to work in an office, lab, and indoor industrial environment.

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