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Textron 2024 Fall Co-Op - Test-Validation Engineer (Weapons)- Wilmington, MA in Wilmington, Massachusetts

2024 Fall Co-Op - Test-Validation Engineer (Weapons)- Wilmington, MA


Who We Are

We are Textron Systems, best known for innovative defense technologies and services. We areof Textron Inc, one of the world’s leading multi-industry companies, recognized for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat and many more. Our company leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative products and services.

But our business is all about people – the customers who rely on us and the exceptional team that brings our mission to life.

We've been in the industry for more than 50 years and embraced the unique capabilities that come with being a mid-sized player. We bring the agility of a small business to meet our customers' most urgent requirements and empower our team members to push past possible. We can scale quickly to solve the big problems, working across functions, sites and business lines to make it happen. We’re comprised of 7 domains specializing in Air, Sea, Land, Weapons Systems, Electronic Systems, Propulsion, and Testing and Training Simulations.

Start your career in a big way by joining Textron Systems. We are here to provide necessary and life-changing services and products to our customers. We are right where the real work happens. By joining our team, you will gain exciting and versatile experiences from day one to fuel your growth. Talent development is a big part of who we are. Don't just start your career - go big.

VisitTextronSystems.comto read more about who we are and the products we make!

About This Role

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Plan, coordinate, schedule and lead test and evaluation activities to ensure that test requirements and objectives are met per customer/program requirements and engineering and quality standards

  • Prepare and/or review test plans, test procedures, test readiness reviews and test reports for functional, environmental, and field tests

  • Supportin-house and field data collection activities including setup and operation of telemetry systems, data recorders, high speed cameras, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and other test instrumentation

  • Support customer test activities including product installation, integration, test, data acquisition and analysis

  • Perform preliminary “quick-look” analysis and provide post-test debrief to engineering team and customers

  • Coordinate with appropriate program, engineering, and external organizations during test planning, execution, analysis and reporting phases



  • Currently pursuing bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Familiarity with cybersecurity, networking, and wireless communications is a plus

  • Knowledge and/or experience using electrical/mechanical test instrumentation is a plus

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

Why Co-Op with Textron Systems?

As a Co-Op with Textron Systems, you’ll become part of a team that is ALL IN, providing enduring solutions for a complex world. TOGETHER, we put tomorrow’s technology in the world’s hands today. During your Co-Op period you will connect with people across multiple disciplines and locations, giving you exposure to new projects and mentorship. Below are a few, of many, additional highlights of the Co-Op experience:

  • Networking with fellow employees and leadership across Textron Systems.

  • Opportunity to internally apply to full-time positions, new Co-Ops, or summer internships.

  • Employee Resource Group (ERG) participation including volunteer days, events, and collaborations.

How We Care

At Textron Systems, our talented people make us successful. We promote an inclusive environment where we value individuality, differences, and unique perspectives.

Our company is committed to offering employees opportunities to grow and develop. Our benefits and compensation packages are designed to help our talented employees excel and achieve their goals, so they can make a difference every day in and outside of the workplace. Below are just a few examples of benefits our Co-Ops can take advantage of!

- Flexible Work Schedules: Enjoy compressed work week schedulethat varies by allowing for additional days off such as 5/8 4/10, 9/80 and 4/10s, leading to additional Fridays off work!

- Dress for Your Day :No day is the same, so we don’t think you should dress like it. Dress smart for an important meeting, wear jeans for a casual day at the office or on the shop floor.

- Employee Discounts: We provide a one-stop-shop for access to exclusive offers and deep discounts from over 30,000 merchants and millions of products such as Bose, Apple,, HP,, Verizon, T-Mobile, travel discounts, and more!

- Career Development & Training Opportunities: We believe our people are our number one asset. At Textron Systems, we offer shadowing opportunities, mentorship programs and both on-site and virtual formal training to help our team grow in their careers.

- Many More Benefits: Textron Systems offers many additional benefits you can take advantage of as well!

Templates for your Application

We aim to make sure all candidates are considered on an equal basis. To ensure your application accurately represents your skills and background, we encourage you to view a sample template resume and application tips located here .

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements, including US Citizenship, for access to classified information.

Job: Engineering

Primary Location: US-Massachusetts-Wilmington

Recruiting Company: Textron Systems

Schedule: Full-time

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: First Shift

Worksite: Onsite

Req ID: 313778