At Praxair, we recognize and appreciate the sacrifice and service that our veterans, active military and reservist employees make. We also understand the value skilled veterans bring to our team. Explore our current job opportunities and match your military skills to our open positions.

Praxair Veterans Jobs

Praxair, Inc. Test Engineer - Turbomachinery R&D in Tonawanda, New York

Test Engineer - Turbomachinery R&D


Praxair, Inc. is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. With market capitalization of approximately $40 billion and 2017 sales of $11 billion, the company employs over 26,000 people globally and has been named to the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index for 15 consecutive years. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings.

Our products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others.


As a member of the R&D Turbomachinery group, the Test Engineer - Turbomachinery will work closely with R&D Engineers and Professionals. You will be involved in all aspects of design, procurement, fabrication and operation of Praxair’s turbomachinery facility.

A strong safety focus is required. The ideal candidate must have strong mechanical aptitude and be able to comprehend mechanical drawings. You must have a general understanding of mechanical equipment. Candidate should possess strong organizational and communication skills, with the ability to “self-start”. Candidate must be a team oriented engineer, as you will be part of a turbomachinery test team working closely to achieve a common goal. Occasional travel to customer sites to implement newly developed technologies is required.

The preferred candidate will have familiarity with; turbomachinery equipment, mechanical testing, instrumentation, data acquisition, basic electrical knowledge and instrumentation calibration.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Participation in internal and external safety reviews, compliance with all Praxair safety standards

  • Turbomachinery testing – ability to set piping and instrumentation as well as develop and follow test plans

  • Support test design, set-up, and data collection and reduction

  • Document and issue test reports and organize all pertinent lab information

  • Maintain records of lab instrumentation

  • Strong analytical and written communication skills


(Salary and Job Level Commensurate with Experience)


  • BS degree mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology

  • Strong mechanical aptitude

  • Strong communication, organizational and teamwork skills

  • Basic computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite

  • Travel 10% per year (domestic and international as required)


  • Turbomachinery experience

  • Test engineer background

  • Familiarity of ASME Performance Test Codes

  • Instrumentation/data acquisition experience

  • Basic electrical knowledge

  • SolidWorks and LabVIEW experience

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Research & Development

Primary Location New York-Tonawanda

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 18001390