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Field Test Technician- Engineering Student- (#FTT-001)

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba · Posted on November 28, 2016

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

 Education and Experience

Enrolled in (or graduated from) University Engineering or College Engineering Technology program

Skills and Knowledge

Familiar in the operation of farm machinery, a farm background an asset.
Excellent communication skills; oral and written.
Proficient in Windows and Office Software.
Good interpersonal relations.
Exceptional customer service skills.
Good planning and administration abilities.
Ability to work in both team situations and independently.
Intuitive, self-motivated and hard working with lots of patience.
Strong Mechanical abilities-experience with machinery repairs an asset.
Knowledge of hydraulic and electrical circuits – troubleshooting and repair experience an asset.
Available to travel over extended periods of time.
Must hold and maintain valid driver’s license and be able to travel in Canada, USA and Australia. Approx. 75 % of the time will be spent in the USA.

Responsibilities

Work with the Engineering Test Department Leaders, Design Engineers, and Product Managers to identify challenging conditions for field testing of prototype machines.
Liaise with the Engineering Prototype Build and Test Manager and Field Test Leaders in arranging test sites and managing associated logistics.
Write and submit detailed daily reports outlining prototype performance, issues and maintenance.
Work in conjunction with the Engineering Shop Supervisor, Lab Test Leader and team members as needed in preparing machines and equipment/tools for testing.
Write test plans, testing summaries, testing procedures and measure of performance ( MOP’s).
Observe test machines (field and lab), gather electronic data using data acquisition equipment, make value judgments of performance, and discuss observations with customers and team members.
Learn and practice safe machinery operating habits.  Must show an ability to learn and adapt to different harvesting practices.
Other duties as assigned

Please Note: Start date will be May 1, 2017. Term length will be 4-8 months only.