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Engineering Test Technician

Irvine, California


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Fuel Motion Control Systems division is seeking an Engineering Test Technician to join our team. The position will be based at our Irvine, CA facility.
The Engineering Test Technician is responsible for setting up and performing pressure, leak, flow and functional electrical testing on a wide variety of qualification and developmental products. Products include: fuel pumps, valves, regulators; hydraulic motors, pump control manifold, valves and flow limiters; and electrical components and electronic controllers.
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  • You will fabricate, construct and setup testing equipment to control fluid pressure, leak and flow, and electrical testing.
  • You will work from verbal instructions, drawings, sketches and engineering specifications.
  • You will fabricate and install piping, valves, pumps and instrumentation and conduct tests in accordance with engineering specifications, with emphasis on safety and test integrity.
  • You will monitor tests, extract test data and record data for engineering evaluation and reports.
  • You will perform maintenance, overhaul and calibration of test equipment, meters and specialized equipment.
  • You will continuous improvement efforts required, particularly related to test methods, safety and efficiency.
  • You will confer with Engineering Department on test plans and procedures as the need arises.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 2 years of testing experience.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future.
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographical area of Irvine, CA 92618 will be considered.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Airframe certificate and/or mechanics certificate (ASE certified).
  • Airframe and Power Plant certification (A&P).
  • Testing laboratory, Aerospace, or Automotive experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Data Acquisition Systems usage, such as National Instruments Labview.
Position Success Criteria:
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Must be flexible and adapt quickly.
  • The use of shop mathematics, complicated aerospace drawings, specifications and formulas in the setup and execution for test programs.
  • Familiarity with and the ability to properly use a variety of precision measuring instruments including temperature, pressure, flow gauges and transducers; data acquisition equipment; calipers, micrometers, scales, etc.
  • Familiarity with and the ability to properly use hydraulic power supplies (red oil and phosphate ester [Skydrol]), electrical power supplies (DC and single /multi-phase AC), electrical fuel pumps, environmental test chambers, etc. with training as required.
Eaton will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO.

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Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 058108