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Test Engineer in Milwaukee, WI at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 10/14/2021

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Job Description

Primary Responsibilities:

Perform the following activities: design verification testing as needed through all phases of product development; product validation testing at the conclusion of development; production audit testing; customer requested testing. Products being tested are both electromechanical and electronic. The types of testing include: analytical and endurance tests, characterization of customers associated equipment; environmental testing including, shock and vibration, etc.  The work includes specifying and overseeing construction and programming of specialized testing equipment. Direct one or more technicians.  This position also involves significant hands-on involvement in lab activities.


  • Assist with schedule, organization and maintaining of an industrial development and test laboratory. 
  • Assess changing equipment needs in light of current and planned development and test activities.
  • Recommend and review test plans with product development engineers and project managers. Conduct testing to prescribed standards using sound practices and good technical and business judgment.
  • Record details of tests, monitor progress, review results, assess pass fail performance and write or assist in writing both informal and formal reports.
  • Compile data from tests into readable format that may include statistical analysis and/or graphing of the data recorded.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of product PV&V reports related to new product development.  Appraise management of PV&V progress when requested and provide summary report to management upon completion. 
  • Assess test requirements as compared to present capabilities and schedules. 
  • Obtain outside lab quotes and coordinate sub-contracted testing as required. 
  • Work with engineers and management to maintain a dynamic schedule and priority list.
  • Work with design engineering to create or modify prototypes, test samples, test setups, harnessing, and fixturing for design validation testing.
  • Work with manufacturing to modify or measure production items and ensure they are within expected operating parameters.


Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, and follow all applicable policies, procedures, work instructions, safety rules, and regulations.  The job duties and requirements described herein are intended to represent the major elements of this job function and the primary knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required to perform to those major elements.  Qualifications and other job related requirements and conditions are subject to change.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.


Education and experience:

Familiarity with common environmental test processes and with a diversity of lab equipment including environmental chambers, vibration equipment, multi-channel data acquisition systems, digital multi-meters, and oscilloscopes etc. Formal report writing skill and procedure documentation skills. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related technical discipline. 1-3 years diverse experience in development testing. 

Commitment to safety and efficiency.  Good verbal and written communications skills. Experience with test automation using PLCs and National Instruments Labview a plus but not required.


Physical Demands:

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods through out the day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or Lifting as required to gather necessary, or store materials throughout the work day.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus Extended use of computer use and keyboarding and normal range of hearing. 


All employees are expected to abide by and support Company policies, procedures, and instructions.  The Trombetta General Quality Policy is to be considered in all work activities. The job duties as depicted are intended to represent the major elements of this job function. They are not to be considered all inclusive and other or modified duties may from time to time be assigned. Qualifications and other job related requirements and conditions may change. This job description may be revised at any time with approval of Human Resources.