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Engineering Technician / Fixture Design

Company: Hartzell Propeller
Location: Piqua
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Hartzell Propeller Inc.Hartzell Propeller Inc. is a world class engineering and manufacturing company offering the broadest range of propeller systems in the aviation industry. We design, develop, test, manufacture, and support constant-speed aluminum and composite propeller systems for all categories of aircraft, ranging from general aviation to military applications.The company traces its history to 1914, where a relationship between Orville Wright and Robert Hartzell led to the manufacture of the first Hartzell propeller in 1917. The company was founded on the principle of "Built on Honor" - a clear and abiding value in our business.Job SummaryHartzell Propeller seeks to fill an opening for a Test Lab technician to work closely with the engineering group to support successful testing on flight critical propeller components. The tests typically result in certification of aviation propeller components according to FAA regulations. Primary duties include 2D and 3D Fixture Design, assemble/disassemble test equipment. Other duties include set up of test lab data acquisition equipment, set up of hydraulic systems and maintenance of test lab equipment. We are looking for someone to join a small team of technicians that operate prescribed tests and help plan and build future test equipment.Key Deliverables1) 2D and 3D fixture and machine design, dimensional drawing creation and order tracking2) Set up and monitor propeller components for: fatigue, overload or hydraulic tests according to engineering test plans3) Collect test data, review results with the Engineering team, and write summary reports4) Assemble/disassemble test equipment5) Install strain gauges and thermocouples to test parts6) Set up and use of data acquisition (DAQ) equipment7) Perform test lab equipment maintenance8) Drive continuous improvement initiatives in the test lab

Education/ExperienceAssociates in Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Electronics Control Technology, or, two or more years of related experience and/or training in fixture & machine design, and mechanical engineering or an equivalent combination of education and practical experience.Technical Competencies1) Excellent verbal and written communication skills2) Proficient Computer Skills:(SolidWorks and AutoCAD) Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PLC programming)3) Mathematical skills: Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.4) Basic Problem Solving Skills: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.5) Mechanical Aptitude: Willing and able to perform hands-on work to support lab testing using mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment. Able to perform maintenance and trouble-shooting on test lab hydraulic equipment.Behavioral Characteristics 1) Adaptability - Maintains effectiveness when experiencing major changes in the work tasks or the work environment; adjusts effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures.2) Continuous Learning - Demonstrated ability to learn continuously and apply newly gained knowledge and skills. 3) Contributes to Team Success - Actively participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.4) Initiates Action: Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required; is proactive.5) Manages Work - Effectively manages one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.6) Quality Orientation - Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; shows concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checks processes and tasks; is watchful over a period of time.EEO/AA/E-Verify Employer PI181592611

Keywords: Hartzell Propeller, Dayton , Engineering Technician / Fixture Design, Engineering , Piqua, Ohio

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