Skip navigation
Unable to save this job. Please try again later.


Email this Job to Yourself or a Friend

To begin the application process, please enter your email address.

Company Contact Info

  • Orchard Park, NY
  • Justin Monin

Already have an account?

Sign in to apply with your saved resumes.

New to CareerBuilder?

Don't have an account? Continue as a guest!

Sorry, we cannot save or unsave this job right now.

Report this Job

Trust and Site Security Team.

Don't miss out on new jobs!

Get the latest Research and Development (R&D) Engineer jobs in Orchard Park, NY delivered directly to your inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Saving Your Job Alert

Job Alert Saved!

Could not save Job Alert!

You have too many Job Alerts!

This email address has reached the maximum of 5 email alerts. To create a new alert, you will need to log into your email and unsubscribe from at least one.

Sign Up

or   Sign In Here
Password Must Contain
8 to 15 characters
1 uppercase letter
1 number or symbol
1 lowercase letter
Create an Account with CareerBuilder to save jobs & unlock these great features
See similar job titles and skills to help you make your next move
Upload a resume and become visible to Hiring Managers and Employers
Compare Salary Information to see where you stand amongst your peers
Easily Quick Apply to jobs with just one click!

Email Send Failed!

Mechanical R&D Test Technician - Shock & Vibration

Kelly Engineering Resources • Orchard Park, NY

Posted 22 days ago

Job Snapshot

Degree - 2 Year Degree
$16.00 - $20.00 /Hour
$16.00-$20.00 Per Hour
Other Great Industries
Design, Engineering, Manufacturing


How Do You Compare to the Competition?

Get facts about other applicants with a CareerBuilder Account

Job Description

Mechanical R&D Test Technician - Shock & Vibration

Prepares to conduct tests through specification of equipment, modification, assembly, and installation of test fixtures and control instrumentation used to conduct product testing. Conducts tests on shock absorption and vibration isolation devices and other products, recording the setup used and test results.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

Meets with engineering personnel to: 

• Review test plans and procedures and interpret conditions under which tests are to be conducted, and duration of tests.

• Initiate test fixture design by interpreting specifications, product drawings and procedures. 

• Examines parts for conformance with dimensional specifications. 

• Installs unit to be tested in test fixtures, connecting valves, pumps, hydraulic, mechanical or electrical controls, cabling, tubing, power source, and indicating instruments. 

• Activates controls to apply electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or mechanical power and subject test item to successive steps in test cycle. 

• Monitors controls and instruments and records test data in EXCEL for engineer's use and test setup used. 

• Reviews test results with engineering personnel and assembly supervisors to troubleshoot and resolve design and test problems on individual products and production tests. 

• Recommends changes in test methods or equipment for engineering review. 

• Perform Design of Experiments either in the lab or on the floor and record results. 

• Perform gage R& R studies. 


Provides guidance and instruction to Jr. Test Technicians or Production Test Technicians. 

PRIMARY CONTACTS Testing Department Supervisor; Engineering personnel; Assembly Supervisors

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Two years minimum experience in mechanical testing (prefer shock absorption and/or vibration isolation devices); a 2 year technical degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical manuals, test procedures and plans, and other instructional material to perform testing and compile data. Ability to write reports, and effectively present data and other information and respond to questions from managers, supervisors, and engineering personnel. 


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as the fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. 


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 


Ability to use personal computers and have a good working knowledge of EXCEL. Ability to select, setup and accurately calibrate equipment validating the proper test method. Mechanical aptitude, high level of accuracy and innovativeness to determine appropriate test method and required test fixtures. Must possess ability to perform repetitive tasks with accuracy, record information neatly with accuracy, work in an organized method, work from written and verbal instructions and work with mechanical hand tools. General knowledge of safety practice in use of mechanical tools, quality system standards, DC electrical principles, basic physics, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Ability to work with technical information. Familiar with use of oscilloscopes, data acquisition systems, servo-hydraulic and mechanical test systems, and vibration test equipment.   

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.   The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to vibration.   The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 

Why Kelly®?

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.

About Kelly Services®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

Job ID: US51FNJM_BH1412473
Help us improve CareerBuilder by providing feedback about this job: Report this Job.
For your privacy and protection, when applying to a job online, never give your social security number to a prospective employer, provide credit card or bank account information, or perform any sort of monetary transaction. Learn more.
By applying to a job using CareerBuilder you are agreeing to comply with and be subject to the CareerBuilder Terms and Conditions for use of our website. To use our website, you must agree with the Terms and Conditions and both meet and comply with their provisions.
Don't miss out on new jobs like this
Get the latest jobs delivered to your inbox. Unsubscribe at any time.

Saving Your Job Alert

Job Alert Created

Well, this is embarrassing. We are having trouble saving your search. You can try again or come back at a later time.

Maximum Email Alerts

This email address has reached the maximum of 5 email alerts. To create a new alert, you will need to log into your email and unsubscribe from at least one.

More Jobs at Kelly Engineering Resources

View All Similar Jobs View All Similar Jobs