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Mechanical Assembly Tech-Landmark 1st shift
MTS Systems | Hopkins, Minnesota
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Job Description

Req ID: 32041

Imagine being part of a highly collaborative team of experienced engineers and technicians who work on a variety of projects supporting the exciting test systems we build. As a Mechanical Assembly Technician, you will have responsibilities for ensuring the final product meets customer specification and is ready for shipment. This includes connecting components, running diagnostics, performing proof testing and light assembly, repairs, analyzing test data, running programs, loading software, troubleshooting and providing recommendations for improvement.


This is a full-time opportunity that will support our innovative Landmark group. If you enjoy working with mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems or controls and you have a strong desire to work with big machines, this is the opportunity for you!


From ripping the wings off a commercial airliner, to running a Formula 1 race car to its design limits, to shaking a full-sized house to simulate an earthquake, these are the things we help our customers do. At MTS, we design the test systems that help the best and brightest come up with the next big thing. You’ve probably never heard of us, but you’ve heard of our customers. They’re the ones who are building the wind turbines that will generate tomorrow’s green energy, the tires that will survive grueling laps on a test track, and the jet engines that will keep running even under the most punishing conditions. They come to MTS because we offer the best test equipment in the industry, and they demand leading-edge software to run it.


Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Performs Actuator diagnostic, troubleshooting, and testing.
  • Conducts live hydraulic system testing, records measurements, and analyzes results.
  • Assembles mechanical or electro-mechanical sub-systems according to engineering and manufacturing documentation:
    • Meets standards for quality, efficiency and schedule.
    • Interprets engineering documents to determine results and processes.
  • Operates controls and understands controls software.
  • Collaborates to maintain accuracy of documents and records per MTS policies:
    • Initiates exchange of information on BOM, drawing and documentation corrections through appropriate processes.
    • Actively influences final documentation decisions.
    • Actively and accurately executes non-conforming materials process.
  • Develops techniques and collaborates in the development of manufacturing and repair processes.
  • Exhibits professionalism on the job at MTS and at customer sites:
    • Behaves in a respectful manner toward coworkers, engineers, supervisors and customers.
    • Communicates effectively with coworkers, engineers, supervisors and customers.
  • Maintains knowledge and training in industry, technology, and MTS products.
  • Participates in required training.
  • Provides training (as appropriate for responsibility level).


Basic Qualifications:


  • Two year certification from college or trade school or military training in an applicable discipline (mechanics, hydraulics, electronics)


  • Four years applicable experience in an applicable environment.


Physical Demands:

Ability to stand and walk for 8 hours per day.  Ability to crouch, twist and work in tight spaces. Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds repeatedly.



  • Prior experience with hydraulic schematics, flow characteristics, tube & hose sizing, sealing characteristics and general structural integrity.
  • Ability to work multiple assignments and balance multiple priorities.
  • Ability to effectively use computer resources.
  • Associates Degree preferred.
  • Ability to take initiative and develop strong relationships with coworkers.
  • Ability to work independently and enjoys taking on new responsibility.
  • Strong organizational skills and work ethic.


MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

About MTS Systems

MTS Systems Corporation (MTS) is a supplier of mechanical testing systems and industrial position sensors. The Company's operations are organized and managed in two business segments, the Test segment and the Sensors segment. Test segment products are used by customers in their development of new products and in quality control applications to characterize the product's mechanical properties. Sensors segment products are used by industrial machinery and mobile equipment manufacturers to automate the operation of their products for improved end-user productivity and safety. In June 2008, Agilent Technologies, Inc. acquired the Nano Instruments business unit of MTS. On September 28, 2008, MTS acquired the assets of SANS Group.

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