Test Engineer

East Camden, AR
Full Time
Armtec Defense Technologies
Mid Level

Test Engineer, Armtec Defense Technologies

Armtec Defense Technologies (Armtec) is an operating unit of the Transdigm Group (NYSE: TDG), an industry leader in aerospace and defense products and services. Armtec is comprised of three business units producing subcomponents for ordnance in Coachella, CA; decoy countermeasure Flares in Camden AR; and radar countermeasure chaff in Lillington NC. At Armtec, we welcome skilled and enthusiastic people who share our determination and high standards to join us in our mission-critical work supporting the US and allied war-fighters who serve us all by defending democracy and protecting freedom. This position is staffed in Camden, AR., at Armtec’s world-class facility for decoy countermeasure Flares. 

Company Profile

Company: Armtec Defense Technologies is an operating unit of the TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG

Industry: Manufacturing Combustible Ordnance and Countermeasures

Job Overview

Job Overview

Title: Sr. Test Engineer

Job Family: Engineering

Reports to: Engineering/R&D Director, Test Manager

Works with: Mid-level Managers, Technicians, Engineers and Production employees

Location: Camden, AR, USA

Type: Full Time

Job Summary

Requires basic principles of science, engineering, and mathematics to maintain and improve test capabilities for the Main Site Test Facility.  Responsible for developing test processes and identifying the proper test equipment to meet internal and external product acceptance testing requirements.  Maintains and continuously improves product testing processes.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads and/or mentors technicians and/or Production/Test employees.
  • Sets up and uses various machines, fixtures and equipment for testing of the product, including Infrared detectors, load cells, pressure transducers, high-speed cameras, pitot tubes, etc.
  • Conducts organized and accurate experiments.
  • Conducts correlation studies or validation of replacement/upgrade equipment to ensure accuracy and continuity of data collection.
  • Accurately collects data, records, and reports results.
  • Ensure proper operation of all instrumentation, test and measuring equipment.  This may include conducting repair, routine maintenance, and installation of new equipment or ensuring that the operations are executed.  Some electronics design work can be expected.  Troubleshoot complex electronic systems consisting of multiple components and instruments.
  • Calibrate test equipment.
  • Set-up, execute, and report on protective shielding testing in accordance with MIL-STD-398 and DOD 4145.
  • Design, fabricate, and install test fixtures and systems.  Repair existing fixtures, and maintain a spare parts inventory as needed.
  • Assist in establishing test methods and writing test procedures.
  • Assist in performing tests as needed.
  • Perform test data analysis.
  • Write reports of product testing and special test related subjects.
  • Looking for and leading continuous improvement opportunities in testing and in manufacturing processes.
  • Setting up databases and standard processes for analysis and application of process and test data.
  • Interpret specifications (internal and external) in support of the Test function.
  • Manage Test department improvement projects.
  • Maintains the highest ethical standards.
  • Understands and lives by Armtec’s ethics and business conduct policies.


  • Must possess technical skills, interpersonal skills such as good communication and writing skills and have excellent organizational skills
  • Must be a team player, who can work independently and support all product requirements.
  • Must have a clear understanding of safety rules and regulations.
  • Must be able to obtain a US DOD Secret security clearance.
  • Must have general computer skills. (MS Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.).

Education/Previous Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field from an accredited college.
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience preferably in a Testing environment.
  • A combination of higher education and work experience equaling the equivalent experience may substitute.
  • Experience working with and troubleshooting electronics equipment.
  • Pro/E or other CAD experience preferred.
  • Matlab/Labview experience a plus.
  • Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) experience a plus.
  • X-ray program management and/or certifications a plus.

Armtec Competencies

  • Must be able to demonstrate ability in the Armtec competencies for all employees, customer focus, ethics & values, problem solving, integrity & trust, functional/technical skills, listening, action-oriented, composure and values diversity.

Work Hours

4/10 workweek

To Apply

Please apply on-line on the Armtec Career Website, www.armtecdefense.com  

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet

    • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
    • To conform to U.S. export control regulations, applicant should be eligible for any required authorization from the U.S. Government


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