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Sr. Test Conductor
Company: Textron
Location: New Orleans, LA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 11/16/2021
Expire Date: 12/16/2021
Job Categories: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Construction, Mining and Trades, Finance/Economics, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Law Enforcement, and Security, Manufacturing and Production, Military, Sales, Quality Control, Research & Development, Environmental, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Sr. Test Conductor

Who We Are

Textron Systems is part of Textron, a $14 billion, multi-industry company employing 35,000 talented makers, thinkers, creators and doers worldwide. We make things that fly, hover, zoom and launch. Things that move people. Protect soldiers. Power industries. We serve customers in industries spanning aerospace and defense, specialized vehicles, turf care and fuel systems.


This role is in Textron System’s Marine & Land Systems business area. Visit TextronSystems.com & Lycoming.com to read more about who we are and the products we make!


About This Role

We believe people should love what they do – in this role, you will be responsible for:


A Sr. Test Conductor is responsible for demonstrating compliance with Contract and Craft Specification Test Requirements inclusive of supporting Design Engineering and Manufacturing Planning activities to incorporate Testability Planning into the design and manufacturing processes. 


  • Review and completely comprehend contract and craft specification test requirements.

  • Interface with Design Engineering and Manufacturing Planning to incorporate planning concepts for testability.

  • Participate in Peer Reviews and Drawing Reviews, and provide approval/disapproval for:

  • Subcontractor Statements of Work (SOW)

  • Purchase Technical Specifications (PTS)

  • Engineering Drawings

  • Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) Reports and Analyses

  • Flow down test requirements to subcontractors.

  • Review/approve subcontractor test documentation for first article, environmental, and factory qualification testing including test plans and procedures and test reports (results).

  • Review/approve subcontractor test schedules to verify all test requirements are incorporated and all testing is scheduled to meet production need dates.

  • Develop test methods for high risk components/systems prior to craft acceptance testing to reduce risk.

  • Develop test methods for craft acceptance testing and trials.

  • Develop and maintain test documentation including; comprehensive test plans, test indexes, test sequence networks, test schedules, test procedures, test change proposals, trials agendas, and test and trials reports in accordance with contract specification and CDRL test requirements.

  • Identify and assist in procurement of test equipment to support craft acceptance testing and trials test methods.

  • Assigned in the areas of mechanical, electrical or electronic system testing, depending upon qualifications.

  • Conducts craft acceptance test and trials, in area of expertise, and supervises test technicians assigned to the test activities.

  • Analyzes test data and results to confirm compliance with specified requirements and generate test reports that detail the performance of the test as required.

  • Identifies test and equipment problems and recommends corrective action to prevent recurrence in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.

  • Collects data relative to test conduct and prepares test problem reports and test procedure revisions, as required

  • Interfaces with the Customers inspectors, representatives and craft acceptance team members during craft acceptance testing and trials.

  • Fully comprehends craft mechanical, electrical, electronic, auxiliary, and safety components and systems function prior to initial test and operation of the craft.

  • Fully comprehends hull and skirt design functions and their functional relationship with craft operation and fully comprehends craft control system, their associated force vectors, and relative movement of the craft.

  • Fully comprehends the theory and operating techniques/parameters of the gas turbine propulsion and lift system.

  • Demonstrates safe operating procedures/precautions necessary to prevent injury to personnel and damage to the craft and environment.

  • During underway operations, supervises the deck mechanics/electricians and other deck hands.

  • Maintains the log of craft discrepancies and machinery operating times and ensures completion of pre- and post-mission inspections.

  • Conducts pre and post mission inspections, fuels and services the craft and ensures all safety equipment is on board and functional.

  • Tracks all repair and modification actions on test craft to advise the crew regarding craft configuration.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications & Requirements


Associate degree in a related field preferred.


Position Requirements:

  • Four (4) plus years of technical training related to tests and trials.

  • Three (3) plus years of related experience in a shipbuilding environment.

  • Demonstrated leadership and/or supervisory skills.

  • Working knowledge of manpower and job scheduling techniques, and mathematics and science related to area of expertise.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills inclusive of demonstrated ability to prepare reports (both technical and general) requiring the integration of written material and graphics.

  • Proven or demonstrated ability to interface with customer, management and the team.

  • Prior experience with USN LCAC preferred.


How We Care

At Textron Systems, our talented people make us successful.  We promote an inclusive environment where we value individuality, differences, and unique perspectives.


Our Company is committed to offering employees opportunities to grow and develop. Our benefits and compensation packages are designed to help our talented employees excel and achieve their goals, so they can make a difference every day in and outside of the workplace. Below are just a few examples!

 - Flexible Work Schedules

 - Education Assistance

 - Career Development & Training Opportunities

 - Wellness Program (including Fitness Reimbursement)

 - Medical, Dental, Vision & 401(K) with Company Funding

 - Paid Parental Leave


Are you a Military Veteran?

Textron's products and services are trusted everyday by those who protect our country.  We are dedicated to hiring these Veterans and aim to translate their skills to make an impact on our Company. 


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