Through its people and brands, CNH Industrial delivers power, technology and innovation to farmers, builders and drivers all around the world. Each of its brands, including Case IH, New Holland Agriculture, Case and New Holland Construction, FPT Industrial, Capital, and Aftermarket Solutions, is a major international force in its specific sector.
The Test Engineer position is a critical role within the organization and will test, evaluate and develop prototype crop harvesting equipment in actual or simulated field conditions. The role will make recommendations for new product development, enhance functional performance and work with the product development team to resolve product issues.
Job Duties and responsibilities:
Execute whole vehicle evaluation on combine/header projects in field and lab environments. Support completion of projects, development of results / conclusions and collaborate with Design Engineering to improve combine/header products.
Field - Evaluate operational performance of pre-production test vehicles and components. Make recommendations for enhancement of vehicle performance. Benchmark product within product family line and against competition. Competency is desired on combine/header harvesting vehicles.
Lab - Evaluate operational performance of vehicle subsystems in the Functional Development Labs (FDL) for combine/header functional competencies (feeding, threshing, cleaning, grain and residue handling).
Secondary skills – Competency with data acquisition (noise, vibration, speed, mechanical torque, hydraulic pressure, hydraulic flow and electrical / electronic sensors, etc). Execute plan to acquire and interpret results and present information to Engineering.
Evaluate machine performance, diagnose component and system malfunctions, isolate problems and recommend improvements in the development of combine harvesting equipment and their associated equipment.
Determine the acceptability of prototype product designs and make recommendations to enhance performance, reliability/durability and product margin.
Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair issues related to the functional systems of the product. Competency is desired in the following areas: engines, powertrain, fluid power, cabs, controls, HVAC systems and electrical/electronic/software systems.
Evaluate customer appeal and value of product features. Areas of interest would include cab / operator environment, trim & styling, serviceability and safety.
Submit timely and concise machine activity reports, including documentation of findings of specific observed incidents, parts installation / removal and completion of test requests. Maintain accurate and comprehensive test records for reference and analysis.
Audit production and pre-production equipment produced at CNHi manufacturing facilities. Inspect, repair, rework and update test machines / components as required to maintain operation and keep current with design changes.
Maintain the company provided equipment to support testing such as service vehicles, trailers, test equipment and tools for efficient operation.
Work directly with other members (internal customers) of the Platform Team including design, marketing and manufacturing, as well as other test organizations within CNH.
Work with external customers (dealers and farmers) and CNHi commercial representatives to assure adequate test coverage, security/confidentiality and a favorable Company image to contacts.
Bachelor’s degree in technical, agriculture, or engineering discipline.
Ability to travel to worldwide test locations for extended periods of time (40% of the time in 4 week intervals).
Ability to become qualified to drive service support vehicles with trailers up to 26,000 lbs. GCVW (obtain CDL).
The ideal candidate will have:
Relevant experience with technical and functional understanding of subsystems that contribute to the operational performance of off-road self-propelled vehicles including engine mechanical drives, fluid power, and electrical/electronic/software systems
Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) issues, problems, and observations of work being performed.
Operational competency with combine harvesting equipment or other off-road equipment (other ag equipment or construction equipment)
Experience in troubleshooting off-road mobile hydraulics applications.
Understanding of the principles of sensing, instrumentation and measurement techniques.
Demonstrated ability to work with cross discipline teams as well as being a strong individual contributor.
Experience with vehicle CAN bus.
Ability to work with minimal supervision managing multiple projects and tasks
Aptitude to recognize road blocks and escalate issues as needed.
Aptitude in cross-functional team building skills.
Ability to break down complex tasks or requirements into simpler more manageable tasks
Proven communication skills across multiple levels and work groups
An extensive amount of independent thinking is required
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