Cobham Mission Mechanical Test Engineer II in Davenport, Iowa


Cobham is seeking a Mechanical Test Engineer that will support test and verification activities for our mechanical systems in Aerial Refueling and Life Support product lines. This position will be responsible for supporting and delivering the product development verification activities from generating test procedures, conducting testing, and reporting of all formal qualification tests. The selected person will report to individual Program Team Managers and Sr. Test Leads where applicable. This position is located in Davenport, IA.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Works with Program Management and cross functional teams to execute qualification and certification programs.
  • Supports development of program verification plans: defining tasks, test events, test configuration, hardware planning, test facility selection, coordination and all appropriate documentation.
  • Works directly with customers and suppliers to manage verification of system-level and component-level qualification programs.
  • Supports the organizing and leading of complex and dynamic activities for the qualification and certification of designs.
  • Assists in root cause problem solving activities using industry accepted methods, processes and techniques.
  • Performs failure tracking, participates in failure review boards, and makes recommendations for regression testing or analysis.
  • Drives and determines appropriate verification methods and success criteria to effectively manage product quality and compliance.
  • Oversees execution of qualification activities for both on-site and off-site functional and environmental tests, engineering analyses, inspections and demonstration events.
  • Generates and provides input to test plans, procedures, and reports.
  • Travel of up to 30%.
  • Lift 25lbs or more occasionally.
Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S. in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering, or technical degree from an ABET accredited institution.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with aerospace mechanical system Test/Qualification activities.
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.
  • 5+ years of experience with test/qualification activities in mechanical, electrical and environmental qualification testing.
  • Demonstrated experience generating formal qualification documentation.
  • Must have a broad understanding of various engineering disciplines such as mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical to support test initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Industry standards; RTCA 160D, FAR Part 25, and MIL STD 810.
  • Military or FAA certification experience.
  • System verification or flight test experience.
  • Aircraft structures testing experience.
  • Experience with DOORS requirements management software.
  • Experience with aerospace electrical systems, fuel, electro-mechanical systems, hydraulics, and controls.
  • Experience with DoD Air Worthiness (MIL-STD-516).
  • Tooling design experience.
  • Knowledge of material certification testing.
  • Ability to work in an office, lab, and indoor industrial environment.

Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

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Job Category

Job Category: Engineering

Primary Location: US-Iowa-Davenport

Organization: Cobham Mission Systems Davenport

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 13-Apr-2018, 10:15:02 AM

Recruiter: Lorie Warren

Req ID: 251134