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Kuhn Krause Test Engineer in Hutchinson, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11572321

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

+ Identify customer requirements to ensure that the product designs and agronomic performance meet customer requirement objectives.

+ Track and report key quality metrics and establish plans to consistently improve key quality metrics.

+ Create and execute product reliability development process.

+ Use continuous improvement processes to improve the quality, reliability, durability and functional performance of our products.

+ Apply analytical and statistical techniques to problem solving and continuous improvement opportunities.

+ Assist Manufacturing and Design Engineering with prototype units to determine undocumented quality requirements and/or test procedures that should be added to the Quality Requirements

+ Actively monitor verification, validation, and reliability status on projects; documenting results and regularly reporting to the organization.

+ Coordinate/drive root-cause investigations and improvements as reliability, durability or performance issues arise.

+ Advise and confer with design engineers in review meetings to give reliability and performance findings and recommendations.

+ Evaluate Engineering designs from a reliability and functional performance

+ Work with outside labs to define and validate reliability requirements.

+ Travel up to 50% both domestically and some internationally

+ Lead, develop, and implement lab or field test efforts in support of Stage Gate Product Development Process to ensure products meet company and customer expectations.

+ Develop and document standard test procedures and required test goals to achieve reliability and durability objectives.

+ Measure loads in field and lab conditions using strain gages and data collection instrumentation leading to development of load histories in support of product design and FEA requirements.


+ Experience in manufacturing and production processes producing Agricultural equipment or similar products

+ Knowledge of function and application of agricultural equipment, preferable tillage equipment.

+ Excellent communications skills (verbal, written, and presentations)

+ Able to apply analytical and statistical techniques to problem solving

+ Competency in solving scientific, mechanical, and technical problems

+ The ability to work effectively with a wide range of people

+ Hands on experience with test fixtures and accelerated component testing.

+ Experience with applying strain gages and using data collection instrumentation.

+ Good organizational and time management skills

+ This is not for the inexperienced- this position is responsible for delivering the ‘know-how’ within the workplace

+ Experience in a Stage Gate Product Development Process project environment.

+ High level skills in product test and development

+ Project management and demonstrated leadership skills.

+ Performs other duties as assigned

+ Familiarity with Pro/E or similar 3D modeling

+ PC skills - Outlook, Word, Excel, MS Project