The Electro-Mechanical Test Engineer will report directly to the Product Quality Manager and is part of ifm's Quality Team. The Electro-Mechanical Test Engineer will direct the planning, execution, and documentation of product tests, taking into account product and user-specific requirements. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for analysis and communication of test results.
Work closely with Quality Technicians, Manufacturing Engineering and Product Development personnel to verify that newly developed products meet all applicable specifications.
Participation in the creation of testing strategies and plans for newly developed products and changes to existing products, including preparation of effort estimates for plan execution.
Creation of test setups and execution of product and system tests.
Documentation of test plans and test results; experience with Siemens Polarion a plus.
Participation in the conception, development and implementation of new test equipment and automation of existing test equipment.
Facilitate maintenance and servicing of test equipment.
Execution of test failure analysis for newly developed products.
Work with Manufacturing Engineering to assure that relevant new product testing protocols are applied to serial production.
BS in Electrical / Electronics Engineering, or equivalent
Minimum 3 years of experience in a Test Engineering role
Prior experience in an electronic products manufacturing environment
Experience in supporting product development highly desirable
Solid electronics and mechanical test and trouble shooting skills
Working knowledge of electrical testing equipment (Oscilloscope, DMM’s, data acquisition, etc.)
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work both independently and in a cross-functional team environment
Excellent organization skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
ASQ Certification(s) a plus - CQE, CQT, CRE, CSSGB
Self-driven and willing to acquire new skills to grow in the position
ifm prover USA in Malvern, PA has earned the distinguished Top Employers certification for 2020 in North America for our outstanding people practices. ifm prover USA is a subsidiary of ifm electronic gmbh, a global company with over 8,750 employees in 165 countries serving 155,000 customers worldwide. Our core business is the development and production of sensors and controls for industrial automation and process applications.
“Exceptional success can only be achieved when the employees believe in the company and when they know that they are treated in a fair and honest way” -ifm philosophy
Ifm is a privately-owned company whose success can be attributed to three guiding principles: Employees First, Customer Loyalty, and Safe Growth. With a supportive and collaborative culture, ifm welcomes new ideas and fosters honest communication and trust. Distinguished by their individual capabilities and contributions, every employee plays a role in the success of our business, so that we may provide innovative solutions to meet and exceed our customers’ business needs. ifm is dedicated to ensuring employees ae engaged, enabled, and empowered to realize their full potential in a positive, diverse, and inclusive work environment with meaning and a shared sense of purpose.
“ We have amazing products, but best of all we have amazing people. This is a core value of our success.” – Roger Varma, CEO, ifm efector
This position is based in the ifm prover – Malvern, PA manufacturing facility, which designs and manufactures temperature and flow sensor products. This Quality Engineering role is key to the greater ifm’s success in the United States.
ifm prover USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or handicap, marital or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law
Since 1969, ifm has developed, manufactured and marketed sensors and controls to industries that include assembly and robotics, automotive, material handling, packaging, metal forming, mobile equipment, plastics and food and beverage.
In 1985, a USA sales and marketing company was established in Chester County, PA. Since then, ifm USA has experienced tremendous growth with more than 220 employees from the surrounding area, the expansion of ten branch sales offices throughout the US, and the opening of our manufacturing and R&D technology center in Malvern, PA in 2012.
Today, roughly 350 dedicated individuals drive innovation and productivity and successfully service 24,000 customers resulting in $260 Million in annual sales (2022) in the US alone.
This particular role resides at our R&D and Production site, ifm prover, located in Malvern, PA.
ifm prover USA opened in 2012 and includes a product development team, a production facility, and multiple labs for testing and quality control. Close to 75 ifm employees work in the facility, and the company plans to increase to 100 employees over the next five years.
This Team currently produces approximately 800,000 temperature sensors, flow sensors and connectors for the global market.