Test Operations Engineer
What's the role?
The Engineer II, Test Operations is responsible for implementing the maintenance, repair, upkeep, and upgrade of testing laboratory equipment and related infrastructure in cooperation with the Anchor, DX (Direct Fastening), Installation, Fire Protection Business Units for Hilti North America (HNA). This position maintains, calibrates, ensures proper and safe functioning, and conformance to applicable standards and regulations (e.g., IAS, ICC-ES, ASTM, UL, OSHA, etc.) of all test and support equipment in the HNA Testing Laboratory.
Who is Hilti?
If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service. With some 28,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.
What does the role involve?
Provide input and direction for the design, fabrication, and implementation of testing equipment
Perform maintenance of test equipment and facility using internal/external processes and procedures
Troubleshoot hydraulic, mechanical, electronic, data acquisition, machine control, sensor, IT, and network issues of test and facility equipment and determine proper course of action for repair
Arrange and assist vendors in performing complex test equipment repairs, calibration, and facility maintenance
Utilize test and related equipment in compliance with UL/ASTM standard requirements
Ensure accurate, objective test data by monitoring or conducting the set-up and calibration of test equipment sensors, gauges, and instruments to GPMS quality requirements and applicable standards, including record keeping for audit traceability
Attend equipment and process training classes
Organize, utilize, and maintain library of test and facility equipment manuals, bulletins, schematics, processes, and procedures
Make preventative maintenance recommendations to extend the life of test equipment and infrastructure
Work effectively and efficiently with teams (locally and globally)
Conduct technical training on the proper use and maintenance of testing equipment and apparatus
Support evaluation projects to ensure proper equipment usage and data is provided accurately for research and approval projects
Consult with approval managers on equipment needs; create long term procurement plan for future laboratory needs
Consult with laboratory testing staff to solve testing challenges and develop more efficient and safer approaches to testing programs
Additional duties as assigned
What do we offer?
We’ll give you everything you need to excel in your role, including ongoing training and lots of responsibility from the start. In return for your exceptional performance and consistent results, you’ll receive one-to-one career mentoring, as well as exciting opportunities domestically and internationally.
Why should you apply?
We have an excellent mix of people and some of our best account managers joined us with little or no construction experience. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.
What you need is:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology, required
Two (2) years of experience in lab or mechanical testing, preferred
Strong mechanical aptitude and working knowledge of standard tools, multimeters, construction tools, crane equipment, forklifts and safety precautions, required
Intermediate use of PC software (MS Word, Excel, and Outlook) required
Basic knowledge of UL/ASTM, Firestop, Anchor and DX testing standard requirements, required
Ability to run test equipment (Furnace, L-Rating, Static-Cyclic-Seismic Hydraulic Test Equipment, Vibration, Environmental Chamber, Paint Booth, etc.) and evaluate proper function for troubleshooting system performance and improvements, required
Ability to interpret electrical and hydraulic schematics, blueprints, drawings, and sketches, required
Ability to draft technical reports, required
Technical writing and technical presentations skills, required
Experienced with closed-loop servo hydraulic systems, preferred
Knowledge of sensor technology (load cell, strain gage, LVDT, accelerometer, thermocouple, etc.)
Experienced with universal tensile machines
Knowledge of combustion furnaces, afterburners, and natural gas trains
Knowledge asset tracking software and data management
Basic machining and metal working skills preferred
Forklift license preferred
Work is typically performed in a test lab environment working with heavy machinery and hazardous materials; occasional visits to job sites, required.
Up to 15% both domestic and international travel, required.
Adverse Working Conditions:
Job requires walking on construction sites and uneven surfaces, ladders & stairs during all seasons of the year
Depending on geography employees may be exposed to adverse heat or cold exposure
Construction jobsites may also expose employee to excessively loud noises
Test lab environment working with heavy machinery and exposure to hazardous materials
Safety Equipment Required:
Hardhat, safety vest, safety glasses, gloves, steel toe boots and long pants required for working jobsites
Must observe and abide by all safety regulations as required by Hilti, Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), and General Contractors
Ear protection is strongly encouraged and may be required on some jobsites
Must be able to walk on construction projects and able to lift and carry as much as 65 pounds
Hilti, Inc is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.