R & D Test Supervisor

Harrisburg, PA

Job ID: Req-3580 Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: Negotiable

A specialized manufacturing company, located near Harrisburg, PA, is seeking a R & D Test Supervisor.



  • Directs the operations of the R&D test lab. This includes the supervision, planning, design, and execution of necessary research and tests to meet company, industry, and customer specific standards. 
  • Responsible for ensuring a safe test environment.
  • Responsible for ensuring a safe work and test environment.
  • Engineering department liaison with internal customers and departments, external customers, and industry regulatory bodies regarding the development and execution of tests.
  • Evaluate test requests to develop plans, including: instrumentation hardware and software requirements, appropriate time schedule and manpower needs.
  • Create specific plans for test set up and data acquisition. Oversees appropriate operation of test machines, equipment, and personnel.
  • Responsible for recommending new instrumentation, data acquisition technologies, and all other resource requirements.
  • Oversee development of data acquisition software and writing of specific programs and procedures for projects as needed.
  • Oversee design and maintenance of test equipment, including: electronic, electrical, and mechanical systems; and computer hardware and software.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of test and related data.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, local and industry requirements for successful completion of tests.
  • Perform engineering projects as assigned by the Director, End-of-Car Engineering.


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or relevant technical training.
  • 5 years’ applicable experience in a similar position or discipline.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, planning, and computer skills required.
  • Knowledge of electronic, electrical, and hydraulic systems and technology; strain gage and associated techniques; load cell design; and various test equipment and procedures.
  • Knowledge of industry specifications and requirements (AAR, Transit/APTA, UIC, etc.).
  • Knowledge of application products and devices for the freight, transit, and locomotive industries.
  • Able to perform solid modeling and CAD drawing to support engineering tasks and the development of test equipment.
  • Seminars or courses required to keep current on software, equipment, and techniques associated with job.

JH Technical Services

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