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University of Notre Dame
  • Position Number: 3221744
  • Location: Notre Dame, IN
  • Position Type: Engineering - Mechanical

Test Engineering Manager

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Test Engineering Manager.

Applications will be accepted until 7/17/2022.

The Test Engineering Manager will supervise a team of Test Engineers and will manage the resources for projects to accomplish the preparation and operation of high-power test articles, facilities, and related instrumentation. The successful candidate must be familiar with the applied research and testing environment. The Test Engineering Manager will lead the team of Test Engineers to effectively construct, troubleshoot, calibrate, and operate a wide range of instrumentation, software, and mechanical systems to safely acquire high fidelity test data. The Test Engineering Manager will be in direct contact with a variety of sponsors, internal and external engineers, program managers, and scientists. The Testing manager will be a part of the proposal preparation teams. The Testing Manager will plan test resources for all NDTL projects to ensure smooth and efficient project execution. The Test Engineering Manager will report to the Assistant Director, Engineering Operations.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:
  • Supervising, training, and mentoring the Test Engineers
  • Effort and resource coordination of the following activities:
  • Data acquisition and data quality verification
  • Design, calibration, and troubleshooting of instrumentation, software, and hardware in a test environment
  • Test planning and cost estimation
  • Facility/supply/resource management
  • Test process development and documentation
  • Test status reporting

The successful candidate will need the ability to multi-task and interact successfully with individuals with varying levels of experience while working closely with faculty, staff, and students. The candidate must be able to organize and prioritize work independently and meet critical deadlines in a fast-paced environment where creativity and flexibility is highly regarded. The ability to teach oneself and others new skills as required is also essential.

Notre Dame Research is committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity and ensures that members of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included. We strive to achieve a culture of openness, autonomy, and belonging; making Notre Dame an exceptional place for our team, partners, and collaborators to flourish.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering or related degree

Familiarity with testing environment, with broad engineering background; demonstrated people and resource management and process development management

Minimum 5 years of experience

This position requires candidates to be a US Citizen or hold a Green Card.

Preferred Qualifications:
Aerospace industry experience preferred.

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Please apply online at to Job # S221768. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

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