Test and Service Engineer
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 1/21/2018

Job Description


Responsibilities include operation of universal mechanical test equipment:

  • Static torque test stand
  • Various dynamic overrunning test stands
  • Grip angle curve plotter
  • Stroker endurance test rig

In addition, duties include test plan development, all aspects of test execution, summarizing data, engineering analysis and design improvements etc.

Representative projects include development of a low cost Altra Backstop Clutch to be produced in China for the Chinese market.



  • Manage required testing activities with engineering, marketing, and production as required

  • Apply engineering theory, practices, and principles to perform physical failure analysis, determine root cause of equipment failures and conduct equipment performance evaluations

  • Write detailed reports on test results for both internal and external customers

  • Oversee the repair and rebuild process and generate inspection reports

  • Act as organization’s service and test engineer, visit customer sites and perform service work as required

  • Determine conditions under which tests are to be conducted and sequences and phases of test operations.

  • Drive projects, meeting the execution timelines.

  • Analyze equipment trends, historical data, to recommend and justify improvements

  • Support projects by setting up equipment criteria and specifications; provide technical support for QA/QC, installation, and start-up of all new critical equipment and developing the equipment replacement/rebuilding strategy.

  • Lead continuous improvement process

Job Requirements

Formal Education Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering



Experience running standard and non-standard mechanical tests.

Past work experience with data analysis and project planning and organization

Systematic decision making, problem solving and troubleshooting skills

Ability to take engineering analyses and translate them into the business stake, and clearly communicate the opportunity to line management

Must have hands-on experience with a strong mechanical aptitude
Familiarity with CAD



Travel?    Yes

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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