Test Supervisor in Bethlehem at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 6/28/2019

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Job Description


The Opportunity | Test Supervisor


As a hands on working Test Supervisor, you will oversee the test department and have 5 direct reports including Test Engineers and Technicians.
Location: Bethlehem, PA (greater Philadelphia area)


The Challenge:


Perform hydraulic, mechanical, electrical and acoustical tests on various types of pumps and motors.



* Develop and maintain test department procedures with compliance to customer contract and mil-spec requirements.



* Provide guidance and direction to test department and bargaining unit personnel.



* Review and approve timesheets for direct reports.



* Schedule workload within the test department based on upcoming tests and ensure availability of required hardware and calibration of instruments to support those tests.



* Perform spot audits of test equipment for proper operation, calibration and adherence to safety policies and practices.



* Perform spot audits of instrumentation calibration records.



* Maintain current Quality Procedure manual and Bill Of Material paperwork in test office.



* Conduct periodic reviews with test department personnel to discuss upgrades of equipment, instrumentation, etc.



* Research, justify, procure, and implement CAR's for test department hardware.



* Perform yearly performance appraisals for direct reports, define, facilitate and measure performance and development goals.



* Attend daily, weekly, etc production and forecast meetings, attend safety committee meetings as well as staff and all-hands meetings as required.



* Implement safety based upgrades in test department.



* Assist in capacity planning for Operations department.



* Interact with 3rd party testing personnel and support request for test quotes.



* Support layout of test loops for 3rd party testing to develop cost.



* Coordinate with outside contractors to quote work in shop.



* Develop cost estimates for completion of testing service.



* Interact with customer(s) to win the order.



* Support 3rd party test projects with appropriate project manager and other departments as required.



* Perform equipment repair when needed.



* Perform equipment calibration when needed.



* Support engineering, quality, etc when needed dealing with. customer issues- conference calls, answers to customer inquiries, etc



* Assist assembly/hydro test departments as needed.



* Support/Fill in for test engineering as needed.



* Coordinate testing with Govt (DCMA) personnel as required.



* Provide guidance to purchasing, planning, quality, etc with any type of questions relating to testing, technical issues, etc.



* Manage CAR requests from when submitted until completion and labeling of the capital assets.



* Perform training sessions for test department or other operations departments as required



* Perform disciplinary actions as required for test department personnel.



* Attend EAC and ETC meetings to assist in project planning and cost control.





Your Expertise:




  • Associate degree or equivalent and 5+ years of related experience.

  • Basis knowledge of MS Office

  • Mechanical, hydraulic, acoustics and electrical knowledge

  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment

  • Prior leadership experience

  • Scheduling and planning skills

  • Knowledge of instrumentation calibration

  • Bills of Material

  • Time management, organizational and communication skills

  • Blue print reading

  • Problem solving

  • Training and coaching skills

  • Must be US citizen and be able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance


Desired Characteristics



  • 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 is desired

    • Fluid dynamic background is an asset









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.