Test Engineer
Blount International
Portland, OR
Work Location : Portland, OR

Functional Area : Engineering

Number of Openings : 1

Current Openings : 1.00

Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional Test Engineer opportunity at our headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members.

The successful candidate will apply technical expertise in mechanical engineering, electronics, physics, and computer sciences in the design, modification, and operation of measurement systems and automated test equipment to generate valid data. Typical test data will be mechanical (force, pressure, vibration, etc.) or electrical (voltage, current, frequency) in nature from which design engineers, test technicians, and other customers make manufacturing process, product design, and/or testing process decisions. In addition, this role is highly interactive within the company and may require using engineering judgment to make recommendations to an internal audience regarding testing or design.

Blount International represent superior customer value and world-class engineering and quality. Everything we do is guided by a simple goal: to help our customers get their job done right. We do expect to find a lifelong learner that wants to make a difference in our business.

Assist with development of new measurement platforms including custom instrumentation
Design and build data acquisition systems - develop and maintain data acquisition/analysis and test control software routines in LabVIEW
Design and build mechanical and/or electrical systems for use in automated performance or reliability testing of products. Experience in using Solidworks and AutoCAD Electrical for design work is preferred
Programs in C++ or Visual Basic
Operate, maintain, and upgrade data acquisition systems for existing applications
Assess measurement system & data integrity
Determine specifications and validate performance of measurement systems
Troubleshoot machine faults, errors, and erroneous data outputs.
Data collection & analysis, including final reports with recommendations and alternatives
Review reports submitted by technicians
Identify test improvement opportunities
Clearly defined and documented project requirements, timing, and resources
Cost estimates/cost targets, including capital requests and budget monitoring where necessary
Conduct and participate in design reviews
Perform corrective actions on existing measurement equipment, including electronic equipment
Works with design engineers to develop new testing methods and processes and new instrumentation as required by product development projects
Provide/arrange calibrations services
Perform ergonomic & safety assessments
Implement documentation requirements
Maintain open communication through conversation and formal/informal documents
Training recommendations for self and/or other team members
Train lab staff in data acquisition systems
Technical reports
Technical articles (outside publications)
Technical presentations to Eng./Director/Blount levels
Record & track system problems
Represent interests to OEMs & standards organizations
Communicate department needs to organization

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in physics, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering, with demonstrated experience in multiple engineering disciplines other than major degree area required

3 - 5 years of experience as a measurement engineer or similar role
Experience with multi-channel data acquisition systems
Experience with high speed and thermal photography
Experience in mechanical design of test systems
Electrical engineering experience preferred, but not required
Project management experience
Experience with a broad range of manufacturing processes
Experience with product application, especially in the outdoor power tool/lawn & garden market, is desired
Solve problems analytically; search out relevant information and determine importance
Rapidly responds to changes in direction, priorities, and project requirements
Contributes to an atmosphere that enhances productivity and collaboration
Ensures that deadlines are met by managing lead time, equipment, and resources
Coaches internal customers on testing options and appropriate testing balance
Anticipates the need of future resources and responds appropriately
Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express oneself clearly and in technical and non-technical terms to varied audiences while receiving feedback
Creative thinker
Demonstrate ability and willingness to learn; seek out development activities to improve skills and increase knowledge; learn from other team members and own mistakes
Take initiative, seek and act on opportunities to improve organization performance
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and data management software (SAP preferred)

Available to work on site as required by job

Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn, and Garden (“FLAG”); and Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (“FRAG”). Blount also sells products in the construction markets and is the market leader in saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. We also supply original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with cutting attachments.

Blount offers products under the brand names of OREGON®, Carlton®, Woods®, KOX, SpeeCo®, ICS®, Pentruder, and Merit. For more information, visit www.blount.com.

Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.