Test Lab Manager - Product Design/Engineering Dept.

Virco Torrance , CA 90501

Posted 5 months ago

Job Purpose:

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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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.

Physical Requirements:

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.

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