ENGINEERING DEV TECH MECH
The Engineering Development Technician Level 2 reports to the Development Lab Leader function and is responsible for the performance of routine functions which require the application of standard techniques and procedures to solve less complex technical problems. This level also supports prototype development and testing of new and existing products and provides technical support to Development Engineering personnel. This position requires a moderate level of supervision; most work is still reviewed by more senior technicians.
- Assembles new and/or modified mechanical components.
- Sets up and performs testing on new, modified and production product designs under operational conditions per written and verbal instructions from the project/product engineer with moderate assistance or supervision.
- Participates in installation of equipment in test fixtures, connecting valves, pumps, hydraulic, mechanical or electrical controls, cabling, tubing, power source and instrumentation.
- Ensures laboratory equipment is maintained and calibrated appropriately.
- Utilize basic machine tools to fabricate needed assembly and test tooling and fixtures as necessary.
- Records test results (numerical and graphical data); reviews test results for compliance to test objectives and documents test progress.
- Documents mechanical or electrical problems and solutions to those problems.
- Modifies or adjusts equipment to meet specifications or functional limits.
- Examines parts for conformance to system or component specifications using precision measuring instruments.
- Instructs others in the safe and proper use of applicable machines and hand power tools.
- Assist in the transition of NPI products to production including production assembly and test process development.
- Analyzes test results in relation to design or rated specification and test objectives; modifies or adjusts equipment to meet specifications.
- Solve routine problems with little or no assistance.
- Contributes to the evolution of the product design and test planning by being an integral member of the core engineering team.
- Identifies and corrects typical malfunctions in Test Lab and/or test equipment.
Materials and Equipment Used:
- Leads small project with assistance.
Working Environment / Physical Activities:
- Personal computer, including word processing applications, spreadsheets and Woodward proprietary applications.
- Other laboratory instrumentation and equipment, test rigs, tooling.
- Periodic night shift and weekend work will be required.
- Work requires general physical fitness; may be required to handle in excess of 25 lbs. Standing and bending throughout shift.
- May be required to pass near vision and/or color vision examination.
- Some travel may be required.
Education or Formal Training:
- Ability to effectively work in a team environment and maintain good customer focus. Good understanding of organizational structure and flow of information in the company. Recognizes problems which are beyond capabilities and seeks help from senior technicians.
- Ability to lead small teams with assistance.
- Ability to read mechanical drawings and electrical, hydraulic and electronic schematics.
- Ability to read and use a wide range of precision mechanical and electrical measurement devices.
- Ability/desire to learn new instrumentation and data acquisition systems.
- Competent understanding of component function and testing. Learning assembly and test processes, drawings and geometric tolerances as well as shop standards and procedures.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills including presentations (internal only). Basic technical writing skills.
- Ability to interact effectively with customers during witness testing, customer visits and in similar situations.
- Basic PC skills with some functional experience using spreadsheet, word processing, and WISE screens.
- Ability to set up and troubleshoot basic instrumentation.
- Basic knowledge of appropriate WISE applications such as BOM, Item Master, NCR, EC screens, part tracking.
- Competent knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
- Maintain proper organization and cleanliness of test set ups, work areas and common areas. Follows all Woodward safety directives.
- Ability to be assigned to projects with minimal ramp up on required standard assembly and test methods.
- High School diploma or equivalent certificate required.
- Coursework in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry desired.
- A&P license desired (Aircraft Only).
- 3-5 years development technician experience with proficiency in mechanical or electrical systems.
- Machining experience desired.
Woodward is a multinational company with leading edge technology, headquartered in Fort Collins, CO - USA. We are an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of energy control and optimization solutions for commercial and military aircraft, turbines, reciprocating engines, and electrical power system equipment. Global customers in the aerospace, power and process industries, and transportation markets rely on Woodward technology to make their equipment more efficient and reliable minimizing environmental impact.
Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer
1st Shift / Day Job