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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Mechanical Systems Test Lab Tech I
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Bell Helicopter | Fort Worth, TX
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Job Description

This entry level position is accountable as assigned by the Chief, Test Technicians, for construction, assembly, installation, checkout, and operation of various test machines and fixtures per Engineering Laboratory Operating Procedures and Engineering Instructions.

* The test machines and fixtures are required for mechanical testing to verify the structural integrity of helicopter components.
* Contained in these tasks are requirements for record keeping, documentation, and helicopter component assembly/installation.
* Additional functions include the performance of acceptance tests, proof loading structural equipment for safety, manufacturing work aids, preparing laboratory test procedures, and calibrating data acquisition sensors.


* Responsible for building fixtures and tooling to test aircraft components.
* Responsible for completion of tasks within a set budget and schedule, as defined by the Chief, Test Technicians.
* Interact with test engineers and other laboratory technicians to ensure that assigned Mechanical Test Laboratory test program requirements in the lab facilities are fulfilled.
* Interact with personnel in other laboratories to ensure a coordinated effort is maintained on assigned tests involving other laboratories.
* Interact with Manufacturing, Transportation, Maintenance, Quality, Dispatching, Tooling and various other departments of Bell Helicopter Textron to ensure continued support of assigned tasks.

Required Education/Licensing:

* Associate Degree, Technical School training certification, military training in mechanical systems repair and overhaul or at least 2 years specific mechanical test lab experience.

Position Requirements:

* Read and understand mechanical drawings, reports, specifications, and engineering instructions in order to make, assemble, build, operate, and repair test machines that accomplish certification of aircraft components or systems.
* A&P License preferred
* Familiarity with hydraulics
* Able to lift 50 pounds.
* Has own set of hand tools.