Test Project Engineer

To plan, execute, and lead in processes and projects related to all testing facility related projects. This position will be responsible for pre-manufacturing schedule, technical knowledge, as well as customer technical communication, and overall customer satisfaction related to projects at the facility. This position will provide day-to-day project leadership and work with engineering and shop personnel to meet quality, budget, and schedule requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible to fully understand project requests and results needed to recommend and plan high level solutions to open ended problems, primarily related to turbo testing, flow calibration, vibration, and data acquisition projects.
  • Manages the preparation of engineering drawings for manufacturing and assembly.
  • Creates the design and development of mechanical and electrical system components and services based on satisfying customers’ testing requirements.
  • Develops detailed and effective quotes by utilizing all resources internally, maintaining bill of materials, requisitioning outside quotes, and reviewing with management.
  • Requisitions all essential engineered specification parts and equipment as needed.
  • Develops and maintains the exact bill of materials for each project.
  • Responsible for detailed and accurate contract review process of all projects assigned.
  • Develops the manufacturing/assembly/test flow for each project as required. Identifies risks and develops mitigation plans.
  • Create job work instructions for test technicians to execute projects effectively.
  • Provide technical guidance for the test configurations including mechanical design, electrical design, controls and data systems, pneumatic design, and hydraulic design.
  • Responsible for status updates and effective management of all aspects of project including work performed by other departments.
  • Communicates timely with customer for all information related to the project including the schedule, any technical issues, errors or concessions, scope changes, regular periodic updates, customer supplied materials, and any control of current models, prints and QADs.
  • Establishes and maintains a weekly project report (S&S Reporting) including schedule and cost for all projects to keep upper management and customers updated.
  • Prepares and communicates all details of projects, including proposed solutions, to weekly department meetings.
  • Proactively tracks and monitors profitability of all projects by utilizing Epicor reporting of labor hours, material costs, etc.
  • Immediately elevates to department manager any necessary scope changes or cost change requests to the customer.
  • Communicates and monitors all outside vendors related to the project to ensure management of their capability, certifications and on-site visits, purchasing on time delivery, including the procurement of raw materials and supporting hardware, design and testing.
  • Keeps track of lessons learned on QMS Lessons Learned log and shares with team members for continual improvement.
  • Supports a continuous learning attitude for relevant technical knowledge. Knowledge comes from internal and external training sessions, experience, and tests carried out on certain projects.
  • Participate in and complete any mandatory labor support to achieve testing requirements and financial goals of the departments.
  • Adheres to all company rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Aerodyn management.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (or related field)
  • 5+ years of Testing, Automotive, or similar industry experience
  • Must have a strong mechanical aptitude and demonstrate the ability to develop creative solutions
  • Familiarity with Epicor or similar ERP systems is preferred
  • Strong PC skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word & Outlook)
  • Strong oral, written, and technical communication skills
  • Must be highly motivated, self-directed, and be comfortable operating independently as well as within a team environment
  • Must be customer-focused and able to work with customers and understand/respond to their needs
  • Must demonstrate the ability to act in a professional manner no matter the circumstance
Physical Requirements
Climbing Stairs/Ladders  X 
Bending / Stooping  X 
Standing X  
Walking X  
Sitting X  
Working Around Machinery  X 
Reaching Above the Waist  X 
Operating Equipment  X 
Pushing / Pulling  X 
Carrying / Lifting < 25lbs  X 
Carrying / Lifting < 50lbs  X 
Carrying / Lifting < 75lbs   X
Kneeling  X 
Repetitive MotionX   
Operate Motor Vehicle  X 
Fine Finger and Hand DexterityX   

Skills Matrix Requirements & Levels

Aerodyn is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Career Opportunities:

Aerodyn are always looking for skilled and enthusiastic individuals who want to challenge themselves in an exciting and evolving company. We offer extensive training and exposure to leading technologies across multiple sites, you will have the opportunity to grow and expand your skill set.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity with a growing global organization, send us your CV and cover letter.

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