Test Engineer for Powered Products


Test Engineer for Powered Products

Department: Powered Products  

Reports to: Director of Product Development BU3


Mission Statement:

Ardisam is an employee-owned company based in the heart of the Midwest. Passion drives our business as we work to become the most well-known name in various outdoor industries including hunting, ice fishing, gardening, camping and more. Since 1960, our Cumberland, Wisconsin Headquarters houses our rapidly growing team of over 130 employees. Our commitment to innovation and quality has been exceeding customer expectations for decades with no sign of slowing down. Our brands include but are not limited to: Earthquake Power Equipment, Eskimo Ice Fishing, Ion Ice Fishing, Rivers Edge Treestands, Barronett Blinds, Yardbird Chicken Pluckers, and Fusion Drill Powered Tools.


Job Summary:

Ardisam is seeking a test engineer to establish test procedures and coordinate testing of products as well as perform root cause analysis of failures. This role is responsible for all phases of product quality, from the design phase to end of life. The products that would be managed in this position would fall under three main categories: Internal Combustion Engine Products, Battery Powered Products, and accessories for Powered Products. This position will focus on quality assurance for all products within those categories. The ability to communicate effectively both internally and with overseas vendors is critical for success in this role. The ability and willingness to travel internationally is required.


Job Duties:

·        Build testing framework and define testing parameters based on inputs from the product design team

·        Build or procure equipment that facilitates testing needs

·        Maintain and modify existing test equipment which includes electrical and mechanical systems

·        Utilize dynamometer and other lab tools to establish baseline performance

·        Create and maintain work instructions for test equipment

·        Study the data gathered during testing and evaluate the validity of the results

·        Create test reports to clearly communicate data and findings to product design team and management

·        Suggest improvements based on test results, in field failures, customer feedback, and serviceability

·        Issue, track and document supplier corrective actions

·        Review and analyze customer returns to identify early failure points and areas of improvement

·        Create technical service bulletins or other documents needed for after sales support

·        Review and monitor production in Cumberland facilities as well as overseas suppliers

·        Maintain tools and equipment in test lab


Qualifications and Skills:

·        A strong mechanical aptitude is a must, and hands on experience with manufacturing and/or maintenance is strongly preferred

·        Working knowledge of electromechanical system design and maintenance

·        Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

·        Capacity to analyze a problem from multiple perspectives and explore creative solutions

·        Detail oriented with strong time management and organization skills

·        Experience in 3D solid modeling is preferred

·        A knowledge of standard quality assurance practices is preferred


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent experience



·        Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription)

·        Health Savings Account (HSA) with Employer Contributions

·        ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)

·        401(k) Plan

·        Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, Parental Leave

·        Tuition Reimbursement

·        Group Term Life Insurance

·        Long Term Disability

·        Flexible Spending Account (Dependent)

·        Employee Discount


Compensation: Salaried Position  


Duration of Employment: Full Time


Work Days: Monday – Friday


Hours / Day: 8


Work Shift: First Shift


Travel: Some travel required


To Apply:  Please email your resume to


Back to List