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Sr. Test Technician


Eden Prairie, MN, US

Job ID:  43611
Category:  Product & Engineering

Stratasys is a world leader in 3D printing!

Location: Eden Prairie MN


The highly skilled Sr. Test Technician independently performs a wide variety of tests, documents test results, and designs complex test fixtures.  The Sr. Test Technician will also drive improvements in test capability by directing the work of less experienced Test Technicians, researching different test procedures, and researching new test equipment.




Performs testing to assure that products meet their specifications and will perform successfully in the field.

  • Efficiently executes mechanical tests to assess performance of 3D printers.  Accurately predicts completion dates.  Prioritizes testing to meet the needs of the team and based on risk.
  • Performs a wide variety of non-routine and complex tests with minimal direction or supervision
  • Proactively and quickly resolves issues that occur during testing.  Troubleshoots and repairs 3D printer issues
  • Designs, builds, and sets up complex test fixtures
  • Programs and sets up data acquisition equipment
  • Uses 3D CAD to create part files and fixtures
  • Directs the work of less experienced technicians and assures that testing is completed efficiently
  • Multitasks and keeps multiple projects going simultaneously
  • Assures on-time completion of testing
  • Acts as a subject matter expert in multiple areas of mechanical testing.
  • Has a working knowledge of the mechanical, electrical, software, controls, and materials systems in our 3D printers.  Uses that knowledge to assure proper testing of our hardware systems


Drives improvement in testing

  • Provides training to other Mechanical Test Technicians to improve their skills
  • Researches test methods and equipment.  Recommends, purchases, and creates new test equipment
  • Sets up and performs Gage R&R's to assess test repeatability
  • Stays up to date on new testing equipment and processes
  • Recommends test methods and parameters to maximize data accuracy, minimize test time, and meet customer needs


 Provides high quality, clear documentation and communicates effectively

  • Proactively communicates with stakeholders, including status, issues, and schedule
  • Reports and documents any machine or test issues
  • Documents, graphs, and performs calculations in Excel
  • Analyzes and summarizes test data
  • Writes clear, concise test reports that document test results.  Organizes test reports and data for easy retrieval
  • Consistently follows procedures for documentation and document storage and assures that all testing and documentation meet ISO requirements
  • Creates test plans for small projects


Collaborates and works cross functionally with team members

  • Proactively communicates schedule and status
  • Anticipates and meets needs of the project team
  • Actively engages with the project team on important topics such as test issues and how to accomplish the team's goals.
  • Maintains regular communication with Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Software Engineers to create and sustain a good working relationship and enhance the quality of work performed
  • Collaborates with Software Test Technicians and Software Test Engineers to improve hardware testing and resolve test issues
  • Makes sound recommendations to improve the reliability and performance of our products



  • Associate Degree in a mechanical field or 8 years of experience in lieu of degree
  • 4+ years  overall experience 
  • 2+ years mechanical and electrical troubleshooting experience
  • 1+ years experience programming data acquisition and analysis software
  • 1+ years test equipment and instruments used for hardware testing



  • Experience using Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience using 3D printers
  • Experience using CAD software such as SolidWorks
  • Experience using software programming tools




Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, has been a leader in the 3D printing industry for over thirty years. The company’s patented FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D printing technologies have a diverse range of applications, including rapid prototyping, production parts, tooling, and concept design. Stratasys offers additive manufacturing solutions in 13 countries, for industries including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer goods, and education. The company operates Stratasys Direct, a digital parts manufacturing service, and Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and GrabCAD. With over 2,000 employees, over 1,200 patents globally, and more than 30 awards for technology and leadership, Stratasys is changing millions of lives with the power of innovation.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Stratasys will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. All offers of employment with Stratasys, Inc are contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.


Stratasys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected Veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.   Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis