Engineering Technician V - Test Tech - NWG 00053
Job TypeFull Time
CompanyNorth Wind Services LLC
Job Description
The Mechanics of Materials Group (MoM) of the Materials Engineering Division (MED) has an opening for a Mechanical Technician to support ongoing programmatic activities. The successful candidate will interact with scientists, engineers, technicians and other support personnel. Under general supervision, the successful candidate will provide technical support for mechanical testing projects including design, fabrication, assembly of special testing hardware, selection and use of sensors and electronic instrumentation. The successful candidate will operate mechanical testing systems, perform  experiments, acquire data, and write test reports.

This position may require the successful candidate have the flexibility to work overtime, shift and or weekends to accomplish goals. The successful candidate will be required to pass various on-site training modules to pursue work assignments.

Essential Duties
- Perform mechanical testing experiments using electro-mechanical or servo-hydraulic test machines.
- Measure and record displacement, load, stress and strain using computer-based data acquisition
- Identify alternative approaches to mechanical testing problems using individual creativity and
- Use mechanical design, engineering and scientific software on computer systems to produce
documentation and graphics.
- Evaluate and characterize materials and manufacturing processes in support of mechanical testing
- Provide general technical support in design, fabrication and assembly of mechanical hardware.
- Provide in-depth detailed reporting of test results.
- Follow and adhere to written, operational and safety procedures in the course of completing job
assignments working independently and as part of a team.
- Work efficiently to perform laboratory work with deliberate attention to detail for safety, security, and
- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and
- Performed other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- A.S. degree in Engineering Technology and/or degree/certificate in mechanical, industrial, or
manufacturing technology, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- General knowledge of mechanical testing methods. (Compression and tensile testing)
- Demonstrated knowledge of principals in engineering hardware design, fabrication, and drafting
- Ability to perform engineering calculations, data reduction, and data analysis.
- Experience in machining using lathes, mills, band saws or other basic machine shop tools.
- Experience with personal computers and associated software (Microsoft Office Suite,
Graphing/Plotting software) for documenting experimental results.
- Experience in mechanical measurement and mechanical assembly of components.
- Ability to multi-task and must demonstrate proficient written, verbal communication and interpersonal
skills necessary to communicate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Demonstrated knowledge of operating principles of strain gages, load cells and displacement
measuring devices.
- Demonstrated knowledge of operation of mechanical testing systems or other computer controlled
- Proficient user of CAD software (CREO or SolidWorks)
- Demonstrated general knowledge of electronics. (Familiar with voltage, current and resistance
measurement techniques, Ohm’s law and a general understanding of basic electrical circuits).

Special Requirements 
Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.
Pre-employment drug test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Subcontractor.
Anticipated Clearance Level: Q (position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.
North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline 1-208-528-8714 or mail to for assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.