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United Technologies Corporation Test & Validation Manager in Derry, New Hampshire

Job ID: 01287073

City: Derry

State: New Hampshire

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


CAENH: FS Kidde Fireye 3 Manchester Road, Derry, NH, 03038 USA

UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high-performance buildings. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. The Gas Suppression & POG group at UTC Climate, Controls & Security is dedicated to providing product and technology designed to protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards. As the world’s largest manufacturer of fire safety products, the Fire Safety Solutions group meets the safety needs of homes and businesses by providing fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, mechanical locking systems, fire alarm control panels, gas and flame detection, fire suppression systems and mass notification solutions. Notable brands within the group are Kidde, Firex, Badger, Vigilant, Fenwal, Det-Tronics, Fireye and Edwards. Job Description: Design Test & Validation Manager is responsible for the technical leadership and management of design test, validation & verification engineering efforts for a company developing industrial controls and advanced flame scanning products. Hands on engineering capabilities are necessary. Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of Test, Validation & Verification Engineers and be accountable for all activities within the group

  • Lead all technical activities within the team to create tests to ensure full test coverage of system designs

  • Hands on engineer and a technical leader

  • Coordinate with Project Managers and other technical leads to meet project goals

  • Responsible for establishing policies and procedures for design test, validation & verification team

  • Design/oversee the building of design verification hardware/software, test equipment, and products

  • Develop test procedures based on design, sub-system and system level performance requirements, customer expectations, and regulatory standards

  • Write test software and test automation scripts

  • Lead and participate in hardware, software, and test/validation & verification reviews

  • Engage in outside lab and field testing

  • Understand international regulatory standards, develop test procedures and equipment to support meeting those standards

  • Ability to plan, build, test, code, and debug simple and complex electromechanical test platforms and equipment

  • Own a lab and be responsible for the maintenance of test equipment, life test racks, environmental chambers, and general lab test equipment

  • Perform audits and sample inspections of production-level products

  • Examine, troubleshoot, and perform failure analysis to the root-cause level on RMA products

  • Be able to use common test equipment: Oscilloscopes, power supplies, DVMs, signal generators. Experience with ESD, Surge, EFT, Immunity, and Emissions testing a plus

Educational Requirements:

  • BS in EE/ME/CS required, MSEE preferred Experience/Qualifications: 12+ years working in a high-tech environment with short development cycles

  • Prior experience in leading engineering teams a plus

  • MATLAB, LabVIEW and Simulink experience is needed

  • Experience in the combustion field highly desired

  • Experience with DSPs & Microprocessor based designs

  • Experience in hands-on, board-level, analog and mixed signal circuit design

  • Experience developing low-level debug firmware is desired

  • Experience gaining regulatory approvals for products, especially UL, FM, CE

  • Experience participating/performing FMEA and MTBF analysis

  • Experience with “fail-safe” design

  • Experience testing, debugging, and characterizing PCB designs, sub-systems and system as well

  • Experience with Safety Integrity Level (SIL) design a plus

  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required Physical Limitations:

  • Individual is periodically required to perform repetitive movements

  • Individual is required to regularly use mechanical controls including buttons, knobs, levers, cranks, and pedals in performance of a function

  • Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials

  • The individual is occasionally required to reach overhead with hands and arms; rotate body from sitting and standing position and lift and carry weight up to 35 pounds

  • Normal amount of sitting and standing, average mobility to move around an office and plant environment, able to conduct normal amount of work on a computer

  • The individual is regularly required to walk and move around; use hands to feel, touch, grasp or grip tools, objects, or handles

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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United Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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