Engineering Associate (Dynamics Testing)

April 11, 2019

National Technical Systems, the world’s leading provider of test services to the automotive, aerospace, and defense industries has an open position for an entry level Engineering Associate. Following specific NTS Standard Operating Procedures, safety policies, and industry specifications, the Associate Engineering is responsible for managing test programs consisting mainly of dynamics testing.


• Management of multiple projects simultaneously
• Provide technical guidance, quoting support, and project management support
• Coordinate customer scheduling requirements with NTS department managers
• Interface between NTS technical personnel and customers
• Review/approve test data to assure adherence to customer and NTS quality requirements
• Setup and performance of Vibration, Mechanical Shock (i.e. SRS) and Acoustic tests
• Data collection utilizing vibration control systems, thermocouples and accelerometers
• Analysis and verification of test setups, test levels and requirements
• Troubleshooting and buildup of test fixtures, test configurations and electrical set ups
• Perform other duties as assigned


• Must be eligible to work in the US without any sponsorship (present and future) and able to pass a drug test and DMV and background check. Will have access to classified information.
• BS Mechanical Engineering / Physics Degree required, MS Degree preferred
• 2 years of experience operating electrodynamic vibration systems
• Familiarity with MIL-STD810, and/or RTCA-DO160 test methodology LabView programming experience is a plus
• Any licenses or certifications will be considered a plus
• Self-motivated, dependable, and responsible person requiring little direct supervision
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational, analytical, problem solving skillset
• Excellent people skills, must be a strong team player and willing to adapt as necessary
• Ability to tolerate stress and work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
• Ability to multitask and complete tasks with minimal supervision
• Excellent computer skills required; knowledge of Microsoft Office programs is required
• Proven ability to learn at a fast pace with minimal training
• Willing to work extended hours and weekends as necessary
• Strong attention to detail and mechanical aptitude


It is the policy of NTS to offer Equal Employment Opportunity to all individuals without regards to race, creed, ancestry, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, physical disabilities, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions. This policy applies to all personnel actions including hiring, promotions, compensation, training, layoffs, recalls, and terminations. EEO M/F/D/V

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