The Test Engineer (Autonomy) assists in testing components and systems for use in autonomous mining equipment.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in developing and/or testing autonomous vehicles. Ideally with an off highway equipment OEM or 3rd party supplier. Of equal importance includes experience in the use of steering robots, High Precision Inertial GPS units, inflatable vehicle targets, pedestrian dummies and/or any other ADAS(Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) /Autonomous Driving test equipment. Additionally, experience in the use of data acquisition equipment, perception sensors (LIDAR, Radar stereo vision) and Inertial GPS systems. Experience with the operation, testing, and troubleshooting of autonomous vehicles and systems such as CAT MineStar Command for Hauling, Komatsu FrontRunner is highly advantageous as well as experience with Hexagon Mining systems and/ or ASI Mining.
Works with Engineers and Technicians performing tests on mining products, equipment, or systems.
Participates in Engineering Development Program.
Follows established test procedures to perform engineering tests.
Writes technical reports of analytical test results and observations.
Sets up data acquisition equipment and sensors in preparation for testing activities.
Sets up and performs tests on products, equipment, or systems according to test procedures.
Installs and operates data acquisition equipment and sensors required for a particular test.
Uses PC based data analysis software to verify data integrity at the time of testing.
Researches, plans, sets-up, and supervises or performs tests on products, equipment, or systems according to test procedures or best practices.
Assists with writing test procedures to perform engineering tests on new and existing products or systems.
Analyzes test data and writes technical reports of test results.
Uses the data, observations, and engineering experience to draw conclusions from the results and compare to the engineering specification if available.
Determines root cause of failure or makes recommendations for improvement.
Directs the work of Technicians for the duration of a particular test.
Interprets national and international standards (ISO, SAE, etc.) documents and designs tests to meet all requirements.
Proposes, researches, designs, and analyzes new in-house test equipment.
Researches and makes recommendations for the test equipment or sensor type required to perform a certain test.
Leads the testing activities required for R&D research projects into new truck technologies.
Leads Test Engineers or Technicians in the installation and operation of data acquisition equipment and sensors required for a particular test.
Works with major component suppliers (engine, drive system, etc.) or customers on joint test projects. Acts as the point of contact for the Test Group.
Level 4 – Senior
Trains, mentors, and develops Engineers and other personnel on procedures, advanced data analysis concepts, and best practices related to testing.
Researches and writes test procedures to perform engineering tests on new and existing products or systems that comply with accepted industry standards.
Acts as the technical expert for the engineering department in specialized areas of complex system troubleshooting and test measurement technology.
Leads Truck or System Verification and Validation planning through execution to include system certification.
Works with Engineering, Sales and Product Management to review customer requirements to ensure products meet national or international standards.
Plans and executes multiple projects in parallel including resource allocation and logistics.
Level 1 - A Master Science Degree or Master of Engineering Degree (M.S. / M.E.) or, a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSME/MET) or, Associate of Science Degree (ASEE) with 10 years of relevant mechanical experience in an engineering environment.
Working knowledge of 3D drafting tools, CAD or numerical analysis tools and software.
Knowledge of basic electrical and computer concepts.
Knowledge of the application and use of basic sensor and data acquisition concepts and best practices.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance manuals, and engineering test procedures.
Level 2 - A Master Science Degree or Master of Engineering Degree (M.S./ M.E.) with 1 year of relevant mechanical experience in an engineering environment or, a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSME/MET) with 2 years of relevant mechanical experience in an engineering environment.
Skilled in the installation and configuration of truck software
Ability to adapt to diverse testing situations and challenges at customer’s site, supplier’s site, or in-house test lab.
Ability to understand and troubleshoot system logic.
Knowledge of the interpretation of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Durability concepts.
Knowledge of advanced data acquisition concepts and analysis techniques required for tests such as noise, vibration, and metal fatigue.
Knowledge of basic low voltage controls and electrical circuits.
Knowledge of basic mobile equipment hydraulics.
Knowledge of using basic data displays such as time history plots and histograms.
Level 3 - A Master Science Degree or Master of Engineering Degree (M.S./ M.E.) with 4 to 6 years of relevant mechanical experience in an engineering environment or, a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSME/MET) with 6 to 8 years of relevant mechanical experience in an engineering environment.
Knowledge of test planning and managing projects.
Knowledge of AC drive system controls and its application on mining trucks
Ability to apply advanced engineering concepts to practical situations.
Skilled in adapting to diverse testing situations and challenges at customer’s site, supplier’s site, or in-house test lab.
Level 4 (Senior) - A Master Science Degree or Master of Engineering Degree (M.S./ M.E.) with 6 to 8 years of relevant mechanical experience in an engineering environment or, a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSME/MET) with 8 to 10 years of relevant mechanical experience in an engineering environment.
Knowledge of financial data and cross-functional costing procedures.
Skilled in acting as the technical expert in at least one advanced testing concept such as noise, vibration, or metal fatigue.
Skilled in the application of test planning and managing projects.
Skilled in applying advanced mobile equipment hydraulic concepts to testing programs.
Skilled in applying advanced engineering concepts to practical situations.
Ability to engage in advanced engineering discussions and correspondence.
Experienced, skillful negotiator able to find consensus within a group with diverse opinions
Excellent presentation skills
Ability and willingness to make decisions of consequence
Is expected to travel nationally and internationally up to 30% to customer or supplier sites.
Ability to complete and maintain mine certifications or safety training such as Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) hazard training.
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport.
An interesting and ambitious role in a successful international company. We offer a secure work environment with a comprehensive benefits package that includes major medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K plan with company match, paid vacation and personal days and competitive salary.
Have we awoken your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your online application. If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Draeger at: [email protected]
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