Test Engineer in Bethlehem at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 5/1/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Curtiss-Wright Engineered Pump Division (EPD) and its predecessor companies have been providing naval and maritime technological expertise since 1847. EPD's pumps go to the heart of the systems that enable the Navy's ships and submarines to protect our nation. Today, EPD is the leading supplier of mission-critical pumps for the U.S. Navy's Ford & Nimitz Class aircraft carriers and Virginia Class submarines, as well as the Navy's next generation Columbia Class submarine. EPD also supports the entire naval fleet with various innovative pumping solutions such as composite pumps and parts, and provides complete overhaul, upgrade and field service capabilities.


Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a complete benefit package includes medical, dental, vision and life insurances, 401k retirement, and vacations/holidays.

Test Engineer

As a Test Engineer you will be responsible for the testing, data collection, and communication of data to the engineering staff of multiple pump models and types.

Location: Bethlehem, PA (greater Philadelphia area)

Your Challenge:

  • Perform hydraulic, mechanical, electrical and acoustic testing.
  • Ensure proper operation of test equipment to adhere to safety policies and practices -- repair as needed.
  • Ensure calibrations adhere to test procedures -- calibrate as required.
  • Support Assembly department - as needed -- regarding Test department functions.
  • Support 3rd party testing -- as required.
  • Provide guidance to Engineering, Purchasing, Planning, Quality, etc regarding Test department issues.
  • Perform training sessions for union personnel or other operations departments as required.
  • Support/Fill in for Test Technician - as needed.
  • Coordinate testing with Govt (DCMA) personnel - as required.
  • Provide guidance and direction to bargaining unit personnel.
  • Implement safety based upgrades.
  • Test loop setup -- piping/instrumentation as well as supporting Assembly and 3rd party loop swaps.
  • Follow processes and procedures.
  • Follow scheduled workloads as needed within the test department based on upcoming tests
  • Attend meetings (Safety, Training, All-hands).

Your Expertise:

  • General computer skills including MS Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Project
  • Mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical knowledge
  • Understanding of pump hydraulics and mechanical principles
  • Scheduling and Planning
  • Familiarity with temperature, pressure, power and vibration measuring equipment.
  • Knowledge of instrumentation calibration
  • Time management, organizational and communication skills
  • Blue print reading
  • Problem solving
  • Training and coaching skills
  • Must be a US citizen and be able to obtain a US DOD security clearance.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of rotating equipment; familiarity with pressure, temperature, power, and vibration measuring instruments, understanding of pump hydraulic and mechanical principles.
  • Experience working with military quality systems
  • Must be US citizen and be able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.