Test Engineer

Altra Holdings, Inc. West Chester , PA 19388

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

The primary focus of the Test Engineer will be to create and manage the execution of detailed test plans to validate product performance and capabilities. This role includes comprehensive support of electro-mechanical testing related to both R&D and production. The Test Engineer will assist in the creation of design requirement and specification documents and will generate plans to ensure adherence to these documents. The Test Engineer is considered a key technical authority in the development of test programs that ensure product requirements are met and that our products meet the needs of our customers.

The Test Engineer will collaborate with other cross functional team members to ensure that a complete set of requirements for the finished product is created that include comprehensive test plans leveraging tools, best practices and disciplined engineering principles. Additionally, the Test Engineer will be responsible for execution and follow-up documentation required to complete testing activities which may require management of outside service organizations such as test facilities and/or development partners.


  • Lead internal or external test planning and execution activities to support product development and production

  • Develop and maintain ownership of test technology strategy and tools, including test equipment selection, implementation, and maintenance

  • Create custom test equipment, if needed

  • Maintain/calibrate existing custom test equipment in a production environment.

  • Develop, author, and finalize test documentation

  • Assist in gathering design input from internal and external customers to develop testable and measurable requirements

  • Ensure product quality by developing sound test plans that verify product functionality and validate that the customer's needs have been met

  • Report technical information via presentations to internal and external customers

  • Work with outside service organizations such as test facilities or development partners to complete test/development activities

Job Requirements

The candidate will possess the following personal traits and characteristics:

  • Outgoing & confident

  • Highly self-motivated

  • Demonstrates a bias for action

  • A strategic thinker; creative, inquisitive, and analytical

  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills

  • Effective problem solver

  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and focus on critical assignments

  • Comfortable working alone and with others in a fast paced, dynamic environment

  • Fluent English, oral and written

  • Available to travel up to 10%

The candidate will possess the following education or experience:

  • B.S. in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience

  • 2+ years experience in a product test environment is preferred

  • Medical device product development and test experience is preferred

  • Ability to read and create electrical schematics and readily use component data sheets is required

  • Hands-on experience with electrical and mechanical test equipment including signal generators, DVM, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, tension/torsion testers, thermal chambers and vibration monitoring is required

  • Experience troubleshooting electronics or electrical assemblies is required

  • Experience with DC and AC motors including control, testing, specifications and applications is preferred

  • Experience with Magtrol motor test equipment or similar dynamometer systems is preferred.

  • Experience with LabVIEW or similar software is preferred

  • Experience working directly with customers, external manufacturers and design/test service companies is preferred

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Excel)

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at:


Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

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Test Engineer

Altra Holdings, Inc.