Test Engineer

Valcor specializes in the design and manufacture of Solenoid Valves and control components for liquids and gases in critical applications in the aerospace, nuclear, light industrial and scientific industries.

Valcor is one of the largest and most recognized suppliers of fluid control products in the aircraft, aerospace, and military fields. In fact, almost every airborne vehicle depends on Valcor in some way.

Valcor’s strength and reputation are the result of delivering high-quality, reliable fluid control products to customers with unique and hard-to-handle applications. Our heritage of more than six decades of technical innovation and reliable performance is evident in every valve we manufacture and supply to customers. Valcor’s professional production staffs take pride in applying their skills, with the latest technology and equipment, to create truly superior products.

Thus, the millions of diverse valves we’ve made have one basic thing in common: QUALITY.

Job Title Production Lab Supervisor
Location Springfield, NJ
Benefits Company Sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Company Matching 401(k)
Compensation Compensation commensurate with experience/education
We offer an excellent Benefit Package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision & Prescription, Flexible Spending and 401K Plan
Vacation, PTO, 11 holidays and generous tuition reimbursement
Overview

The Test Engineer will have some experience in designing, building and operating pneumatic test equipment in a laboratory or manufacturing environment for aircraft pneumatic components and subsystems to include creating, controlling and measuring temperature, pressure and flow in the test equipment and in the end product. The successful candidate will support component, system and drive testing in a variety of capabilities; Production, R&D, Qualification Testing. Be responsible for the functional status, calibration, and readiness of test equipment and instrumentation. Support test planning, setup, data collection, and documentation

Key Responsibilities
  • Applies engineering principles to design, modify, or develop test stands, equipment, and test processes for specific projects.
  • Conducts analytical engineering studies on proposals to develop tests for products.
  • Plans, schedules, and tests of complex hydraulic and pneumatic control systems and components.
  • Selects the proper equipment and instrumentation, plus lays out test facilities.
  • Working knowledge of MIL-STD-810 and DO-160.
  • Develops quotes, selects labs and supervises outside lab testing.
  • Evaluates engineering test data to determine feasibility of product proposals.
  • Analyzes product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs that can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods.
  • Creates comprehensive test procedures and prepares detailed test reports.
  • Work with design engineers to ensure appropriate test preparation by identifying in-house resources or sourcing new software, instrumentation, or external test labs
  • Developing “shakeout criteria” to validate test equipment
  • Developing operating procedures for test equipment
  • Work with technicians to set up equipment, test articles and facilities for test execution
  • Assist design engineers in executing tests and manage test safety throughout testing
  • Install, configure, and calibrate instrumentation used for data recording for drive testing
  • Integrate and debug test and data acquisition systems
  • Develop software tools to collect test measurements
  • Verify tests are conducted according to test plans & regulating bodies and document discrepancies
  • Document test setup information for test reports, including conformity/discrepancy records
  • Up to 10% domestic travel
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Education, Skills and Requirements
  • BS degree in engineering with 5+ years’ experience in test engineering
  • Experience developing data acquisition programs in LabVIEW & MATLAB, Python, VBA or similar software
  • Proven experience in a testing environment operating test equipment
  • Experience with SOLIDWORKS or similar CAD software. Outstanding organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Excellent communications skills a must.
Desired Skills and Experience
  • Experience in aerospace or automotive testing
  • Proven experience conducting development and certification testing of mechanical or electrical hardware
  • Familiarity with ASTM, SAE or FMVSS testing and documentation
  • Experience operating typical mechanical and electric test equipment
  • Mustimeters, oscilloscopes, soldering stations, load cells, tensile testing machine(s), etc.
Physical Requirements

Lifting up to 25lbs regularly and 70lbs occasionally, pushing, pulling, standing for long periods of time, manual dexterity, visual acuity, and typing.