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Mechanical R&D Test Technician - Shock & Vibration

Kelly Services

Orchard Park, NY 14127
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Mechanical R&D Test Technician - Shock & Vibration


Prepares to conduct tests through specification of equipment, modification, assembly, and installation of test fixtures and control instrumentation used to conduct product testing. Conducts tests on shock absorption and vibration isolation devices and other products, recording the setup used and test results.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Meets with engineering personnel to:

Review test plans and procedures and interpret conditions under which tests are to be conducted, and duration of tests.

Initiate test fixture design by interpreting specifications, product drawings and procedures.

Examines parts for conformance with dimensional specifications.

Installs unit to be tested in test fixtures, connecting valves, pumps, hydraulic, mechanical or electrical controls, cabling, tubing, power source, and indicating instruments.

Activates controls to apply electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or mechanical power and subject test item to successive steps in test cycle.

Monitors controls and instruments and records test data in EXCEL for engineer's use and test setup used.

Reviews test results with engineering personnel and assembly supervisors to troubleshoot and resolve design and test problems on individual products and production tests.

Recommends changes in test methods or equipment for engineering review.

Perform Design of Experiments either in the lab or on the floor and record results.

Perform gage R& R studies.


Provides guidance and instruction to Jr. Test Technicians or Production Test Technicians.

PRIMARY CONTACTS Testing Department Supervisor; Engineering personnel; Assembly Supervisors

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Two years minimum experience in mechanical testing (prefer shock absorption and/or vibration isolation devices); a 2 year technical degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical manuals, test procedures and plans, and other instructional material to perform testing and compile data. Ability to write reports, and effectively present data and other information and respond to questions from managers, supervisors, and engineering personnel.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as the fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Ability to use personal computers and have a good working knowledge of EXCEL. Ability to select, setup and accurately calibrate equipment validating the proper test method. Mechanical aptitude, high level of accuracy and innovativeness to determine appropriate test method and required test fixtures. Must possess ability to perform repetitive tasks with accuracy, record information neatly with accuracy, work in an organized method, work from written and verbal instructions and work with mechanical hand tools. General knowledge of safety practice in use of mechanical tools, quality system standards, DC electrical principles, basic physics, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Ability to work with technical information. Familiar with use of oscilloscopes, data acquisition systems, servo-hydraulic and mechanical test systems, and vibration test equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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 occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in
industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier
source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm
with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety
and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct
hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific
professional interests.

**AboutKelly Services** ****

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,
Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is
committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity
is The Law.
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