Test Engineer

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  • Post Date: Sep 16, 2019
  • Start Date: 9/16/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Volt is looking for a Test Engineer to work on-site with our customer in Ankeny, IA. This position is for a test engineer to support the verification of the function of parts and systems used on cotton harvesting equipment. Some but not all of the key tasks will include:

  • Using data acquisition equipment to measure hydraulic and air system flows and pressures, temperatures throughout the machine, mechanical stresses in structures, and to gather CAN bus information.
  • Design, development, execution, analysis, and reporting of various lab and field tests.
  • Report test results in V2Net in a timely and clear manner; help in the definition and execution of any follow up testing.


  • B.S. degree in Engineering or Technology, or equivalent experience along with 1-2 years of experience with data acquisition and testing.
  • Strong technical report writing skills.
  • A working knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, and powertrain systems including structural analysis.
  • A strong knowledge of engineering theory and principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with other disciplines to understand complex systems and to conduct tests that evaluate the potential capability of these systems to function properly.
  • Ability to process large amounts of technical information, summarize the data, and clearly present that information to drive review and resolution of test plan activities in a timely manner.
  • Experience in working in a team environment and soliciting cooperation when needed.
  • SOME TRAVEL IS REQUIRED. Up to 25% travel required. Flexibility and ability to adapt regarding hours/travel/priorities.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Design experience with the design, development and/or test of mobile equipment, preferably agricultural harvesting equipment.
  • Knowledge of the safe operation and maintenance of agricultural equipment.
  • Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical/electronically controlled components and systems.
  • Working knowledge of EDAQs or similar data acquisition tools.
  • Expert knowledge of data collection and analysis with nCode.
  • Ability to define and design test fixtures.
  • 3-5 years practical experience in the design, development, or testing of electronically controlled engines, powertrains and hydraulic systems.
  • Expert knowledge of structural test and analysis, including the use of stress testing and/or ADV testing to evaluated the life of structural members.
  • A working knowledge of the CAN bus and how to extract information from it.
  • A working knowledge of advanced electronic systems used in agriculture for monitoring and tracking the harvest and post-harvest processing of product.
  • A working knowledge of the EETS system used for field test problem tracking.
  • A basic understanding of reliability and statistics.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Details

Name: Volt Workforce Solutions
Ph: 563/723-3700

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