Full time position aiding in failure analysis of mechanical equipment and structures at customer’s locations. Field testing is typically performed on rotating equipment and fixed structures and will initially be under direct supervision. Customer’s facilities are normally heavy industrial facilities, and working in adverse environmental conditions is often required.
The types of tests performed include vibration analysis, strain gage testing (including driveline torque testing), experimental modal impact testing, Operating Deflection Shape testing, and other types of testing, depending on the issue. The position involves the temporary installation of sensors, wiring sensors to data acquisition, verifying proper computer configuration, and collection of data. The position will eventually include the analysis of data and creating formal reports. Utilized sensor types primarily include accelerometers, strain gages, modal impact hammers, displacement sensors, and thermocouples.
The position is about a 50/50 mix of hands on in-field testing and in-office work. Frequent overnight travel to customer’s locations is required. Other duties will include maintaining equipment, repairing damaged equipment and wiring, performing calibrations of equipment.
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or similar degree.
- Full understanding of basic mechanical engineering such as; stress/strain relationship, function of machine elements such as motors, gearboxes, and bearings, and thermodynamics.
- Understanding of basic electric circuits.
- Ability to work in adverse environmental conditions.
- Fine motor skills.
- Strong aptitude and experience with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word).
- Ability to lift 70 pounds on occasion.
- Ability to solder electrical components (circuit board level and small gauge wires).
- Attention to detail.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Proficient in math skills such as linear algebra and calculus.