Textron Structural Test Lab - Technician I in Fort Worth, Texas

Structural Test Lab - Technician I


This entry level position is accountable as assigned by the Chief, Test Technicians, for construction, assembly, installation, checkout, and operation of various test machines and fixtures per Engineering Laboratory Operating Procedures and Engineering Instructions.

  • The test machines and fixtures are required for mechanical testing to verify the structural integrity of helicopter components.

  • Contained in these tasks are requirements for record keeping, documentation, and helicopter component assembly/installation.

  • Additional functions include the performance of acceptance tests, proof loading structural equipment for safety, manufacturing work aids, preparing laboratory test procedures, and calibrating data acquisition sensors.

Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for building fixtures and tooling to test aircraft components.

  • Responsible for completion of tasks within a set budget and schedule, as defined by the Chief, Test Technicians.

  • Interact with test engineers and other laboratory technicians to ensure that assigned Mechanical Test Laboratory test program requirements in the lab facilities are fulfilled.

  • Interact with personnel in other laboratories to ensure a coordinated effort is maintained on assigned tests involving other laboratories.

  • Interact with Manufacturing, Transportation, Maintenance, Quality, Dispatching, Tooling and various other departments of Bell Helicopter Textron to ensure continued support of assigned tasks.


Required Education/Licensing :

  • Associate Degree, Technical School training certification, military training in mechanical systems repair and overhaul or at least 2 years specific mechanical test lab experience.

Position Requirements:

  • Read and understand mechanical drawings, reports, specifications, and engineering instructions in order to make, assemble, build, operate, and repair test machines that accomplish certification of aircraft components or systems.

  • A&P License preferred

  • Familiarity with hydraulics

  • Able to lift 50 pounds.

  • Has own set of hand tools.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company Bell

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 263479