Component Test Engineer
Hexagon Lincoln LLC.
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Science & Technology
The Test Engineer will be responsible for conducting material, component and product testing in support of verification and validation of Hexagon Lincoln's Pressure Vessel products.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Collaborate with project teams in the conception, planning, and executing of the certification and qualification testing approach whether performed internally or externally.
· Follow standard design and development procedures, recommending updates to design procedures when needed. Define, coordinate, monitor, and support outside testing.
· Develop, implement, and monitor test plans including: scope, timelines and priorities; resources, material and capital investment requirements.
· Translate general customer requirements into test plans, specific requirements, and program elements.
· Coordinate technical test plan interchange with customers and ensure company compliance with the customer's testing requirements.
· Successfully control and complete test projects within stated performance guidelines, meeting established goals, schedules, and budgets.
· Identify potential technical problems, plan, implement and execute solutions. Communicate with various department management regarding the status of project activities/challenges in a timely manner.
· Provide support to key proposal activities including testing preparation, engineering procedure cost estimates and outside testing rates.
· Interact with senior personnel on significant technical matters that require coordination of activities across organizational lines.
· Accurately create Test Reports compliant with internal and International Standard requirements.
· Present and communicate test findings in written reports, verbally in group settings and formal presentations.
· Ensure company policies, work rules, and processes are followed; adhere to company safety guidelines.
· Other duties as assigned.
· This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Advanced computer skills to include proficiency with MS Office and other Engineering Software
· Basic knowledge of fluid flow and thermodynamics.
· Ability to develop, implement, monitor, control, and manage multiple priorities, projects and tasks simultaneously.
· Desire to collaborate and maintain positive relationships utilizing strong communication skills with both internal/external customers, vendors, field personnel and other departments in an above average capacity using the English Language.
· Strong understanding of all component engineering from existing supplier base
· Practical experience in numerical simulation and computer-aided design
· Familiarity with Finite Element (FE) method of analysis
· Familiarity with the automotive APQP/PPAP process
· Ability to travel (10%-15%)
· Flexibility to work additional time/days outside established work schedule to achieve engineering goals
Education & Qualifications:
· Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Required (Mechanical, Design, Industrial, Civil, or Chemical discipline). Plus, a minimum 3-5 years of Engineering Experience.
· Post Graduate Degree in Engineering is preferred but not required
· Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) experience preferred
· Advanced understanding of hydraulics, pneumatics and electronics preferred
· Ability to design high pressure fluid testing systems inclusive of data acquisition and control methodology
· Registered Professional Engineer is desirable
Physical Demand & Work Environment:
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time usually at a desk operating a personal computer; use of hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel or crouch; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds (with assistance). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
- Must have the ability to travel approximately 4-6 times a year (International travel may be required). Able to work extended hours when traveling to customer locations based upon customer needs. This position primarily works in an office and laboratory environment but may require time in the plant and outdoors in the field, therefore subject to all weather conditions sometimes to include extreme cold and heat. The work described while working in the field may require the position to wear PPE (personal protection equipment) to include: safety glasses, hard hat, ear protection, leather gloves, safety vest, safety harness & steel toed boots or other laboratory requirements
Hexagon Lincoln has been making filament-wound fuel tanks since before America sent a man to the moon. Our heritage began in 1963 with filament-wound rocket motor cases. Soon after we expanded into high-pressure composite vessels for aircraft, missile, satellite, and launch vehicle programs. This experience made us a logical choice when NASA needed lightweight vessels for its manned missions. In fact, many of the components and pressure vessels on the Space Shuttle were built by us.
Since then we have had many different names: Brunswick, General Dynamics, Lincoln Composites, Hexagon Lincoln. We have been a member of the Hexagon Composites Group of companies since 2005. The Group develops and supplies composite cylinders for storage and transportation of liquefied petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, biomethane, compressed hydrogen gas, and other industrial gases.
Over the years we have designed and developed over 80 configurations of high-performance, filament-wound pressure vessels, using liners of aluminum, steel, titanium, plastic, and rubber with structural laminates using a variety of fiber and resin combinations. Our products have also been used for aircraft emergency power, ejection systems, Skylab oxygen tanks, life raft inflation and breathing cylinders.
In 2006, Hexagon Lincoln began development on the largest all-composite commercial pressure vessel in the world. The TITAN® cylinder and storage module was designed specifically for bulk transportation of large amounts of compressed natural gas. You can find TITAN® and SMARTSTORE® in regions that are not currently served by natural gas pipelines. They are approved and widely used in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Europe and Russia.
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