Test Engineer
Columbia, SC R & D Engineering
Job Type

FN America, LLC is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality, reliable firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia with manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina, FN America is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of FN-branded products, training and support services that enhance user performance and safeguard their lives. For more information, visit us at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Position Summary

The Test Engineer will help lead, coordinate, and support all tests and associated activities for the Product Engineering group. Additional responsibilities include creating, maintaining, and governing test plans to ensure product specifications are met. The Test Engineer should also be capable of completing defined technical tasks and possess a basic understanding of mechanical engineering fundamentals. This person will also need to interpret and communicate technical information.

Job Duties

  • Support and conduct weapons tests and problem-solving activities in the R&D test center. (30%)
  • Create and maintain product test templates and contribute to project velocity initiatives. (15%)
  • Create and maintain test plans and reports for various products. (30%)
  • Ensure the upkeep and maintenance of all test related supplies and equipment. (15%)
  • Manages and executes assigned engineering tasks in adherence to the schedule. (10%)
  • *Other duties as assigned by management.

Educational Requirements

BSME or Bachelor of Applied Science or equivalent experience required.

Experience Requirements

Entry level BSME or equivalent four-year technical degree. Minimum of four years relevant work experience for non-BS degree.

Skills and Competencies

All FN America employees are expected to demonstrate the behaviors of accountability, collaboration, communication, customer focus, and innovation. In addition, incumbents in this role must be able to follow an execution strategy to include cost, work, and time for work assigned. Displays thorough written and verbal communication skills for status. Utilize and follow FNA and industry engineering standards and procedures. In addition, the position requires the ability to develop the full usage of required tools, as identified below, on difficult tasks and/or group of tasks or equivalent.

Preferred Skills and Competencies

Understanding and application of reliability and confidence for durability and reliability testing a plus. Experience with Minitab.


  • Knowledge of GD&T per ASME Y14.5 1994 and 1982.
  • Lab Equipment and Measurement Tools
  • Test Procedures
  • 3D CAD software (PTC Creo preferred)
  • Design Analysis and Simulation Software (experience with CeTol, Ansys or Adams preferred)
  • Microsoft Office


Training on department specific Gateway (SharePoint based), PDS (PTC Windchill based), project management software, kinematics and high-speed video will be required.



Working Conditions

Typical office environment with some travel between buildings and to other locations required. May be exposed to loud noises, toxic chemicals, and dangerous machinery when on the plant floor.

All FN America employees have a responsibility to participate in the development of a safe and healthy workplace and to comply with instructions given for their own safety and health and that of others.

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

FN America, LLC is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email HR@FNAmerica.com or call: 803-736-0522. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor