Conducts testing of chairs, tables, and other institutional furniture related products. Conducts testing of materials, experimental products, and finished goods, to determine performance and/or compliance with industry standards. Job to be conducted in a furniture manufacturing environment; factory test lab. Develop and maintain documentation required for accreditation compliance and audits.
Manages and performs daily testing activities concerned with product development, design validation, and experimentation.
Determines conditions under which tests are to be conducted, and phases of test operations.
Builds and/or procures equipment and machines required to perform specific tests.
Confers with engineering and technical personnel to resolve testing problems; provides input to help troubleshoot and/or resolve design or manufacturing issues.
Analyzes and interprets test data; prepares technical reports for use by engineering and management personnel.
Coordinates outside source testing efforts.
Maintains testing database, test records and documentation required for accreditation.
Determines applicable industry standard to ensure compliance.
Supports purchasing with testing and evaluation of purchased items.
Perform product testing using weights, pulleys, and electronic load cells.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent with two years of additional college or technical training or equivalent experience.
Ability to work independently with strong documentation and organizational skills.
Ability to handle multiple projects with firm deadlines.
Hands-on mechanical testing 75%, documentation 25%.
General computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel.
Basic knowledge of load cells, actuators, measuring tools, and pneumatics a plus.
Strong mechanical aptitude required.
Ability to fabricate test apparatus and components using conventional machine shop mills, lathes, etc. a plus.
Strong Documentation Skills using Word or Excel.
Ability to document and follow procedures, maintain records for auditing.
Experience dealing with mechanical product testing a plus.
Knowledge of ISO 17025 a plus.
Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds to waist level, to frequently push and/or pull up to 30 pounds. Some extensive standing and bending. Will require to sit in front of a computer for approximately 1 hour a day. Frequent walking. Must wear applicable and proper protective equipment including, but not limited to, protective eye wear when walking out to the plant.