Test Technician

November 28, 2018

NTS in Orlando, FL is seeking a Dynamics Test Technician with the ability/experience to perform and document vibration and mechanical shock tests in compliance with customer specified requirements. Typical equipment used to accomplish these tasks includes electro-dynamic shakers, power amplifiers, vibration controllers, free fall shock machines, oscilloscopes, and FFT analyzers. As a consequence of this type of work, an understanding of fixturing and mounting techniques is essential. When dynamic tests are performed at other than standard ambient conditions, technicians are also expected to operate the associated environmental chambers.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Perform Qualification and Acceptance testing, as well as R&D testing, for Department of
Defense, Aerospace and commercial customers
• Manage testing projects within project budgets and time lines
• Interface with customers to set testing goals and completion schedules
• Interface with other Dynamics team members, including skilled technicians, to achieve testing goals
• Manage testing and data collection, and write test reports
• Perform other duties as assigned

Required Education/Skills/Experience:
• Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship (present and future) and able to pass a drug test and DMV and extensive background check
• A minimum of two years of dynamics testing experience is required OR we may consider a recent BS Degree graduate in Mechanical, Electrical, Physics, Aerospace (Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred) with internship experience in vibration/shock testing or related
• Must be a self-starter, have the ability to consistently deliver performance with minimum supervision, and maintain continuous communications with subordinates, peers and upper management personnel
• Ability to negotiate through conflicting demands for resources across departmental lines
towards overall organizational success
• Ability to manage test schedule and resource challenges with Project Managers
• Ability to evaluate tools and processes to identify opportunities for improvement
• Strong organizational and communicational skills
• Work well in a team environment
• Extended working hours may be required periodically to meet testing deadlines
• Experience desired with National Instruments (NI) Data Acquisition and Control System (DACS) hardware
• Application of pressure, temperature, flow, accelerometers, load cells, LVDT, strain gage, etc. sensors

Desired Education/Skills/Experience:
• AS/BS degree in relevant technical discipline, such as Mechanical, Electrical, Physics, Aerospace (Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred)
• Experience in developing processes, procedures, test reports for qualification and acceptance testing is desired
• Experience in hydraulic and pneumatic testing applications and processes is desired
• Experience in 3D modeling in Solid Works and/or 2D Drawings in AutoCAD is desired
• Experience in design of custom automated test setups both with respect to both mechanical and electrical control is desired


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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