Product Test Laboratory Manager

Summary of Role

• To lead and manage the Product Test Laboratory for TSS R&D Americas ensuring excellence in quality, on time delivery, capability development, and personal development.
• To provide Technical support to both internal and external customers
• Machine and capacity planning and controlling.
• Prioritization and Scheduling of Development and Service projects.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Manage and support Development, Service and internal improvements
  • Participate and manage test method development along with detailed test plans, reflecting inputs, outputs of project scope and deliverables for individual projects
  • Review and approve all out going test reports.
  • Maintain communication with internal customers, including TSS Marketing, Operations, and Supply Chain
  • Reviews and approve all test procedures
  • Oversee the design and implementation of hydraulic systems, electrical systems, and other industrial systems, within laboratory
  • Manage the design of hydraulic based test equipment, and seal test methods
  • Oversee the supporting function and investigations of product failure analysis
  • Ensure effective hiring of new employees and training of current employees
  • Ensures safety procedures and training requirements are met
  • Ensure that all R&D activities are safe and environmentally responsible, including achievement of ISO9001 (under MA/SCM umbrella), ISO14001 (under TSS Bremer Road umbrella)
  • Monitoring of emerging needs and requirements
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

Education and Experience 

  • Four-year degree required, technical discipline strongly preferred
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in an engineering or development lab environment,
  • Previous experience leading a team required.
  • Strong knowledge of hydraulic systems, components Data acquisition systems and controls, strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of electrical systems and circuit design, preferred
  • Knowledge in working with Microsoft Office, Solid works 3D modeling, Siemens NX 3D modeling preferred
  • Compliance with quality, safety, environmental and customer-mandated procedures, preferred


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to lead and deal with various personalities.
  • Ability to interact with cross functional teams
  • Identify failure modes within sealing systems, hydraulic and electrical systems


Last application date: 2021-10-30

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Full time
Fort Wayne, IN 46804, US