Engine Lab Test Technician- Afternoons – Dearborn, MI

Conduct a wide variety of non-procedural gasoline and diesel engine dynamometer testing. Support development, durability and performance testing in an engine dynamometer facility. Collect, review and validate data for accuracy and completeness and make recommendation to engineering.

Fabricate basic fixtures. Interface with Technologists, Product Engineers, and Supervisors on updates/new test procedures, equipment and methods.

Verify the calibration and maintenance of test equipment and test systems.

Install engines on dynamometer, hook up instrumentation, diagnose / troubleshoot problems, conduct tests, change engine parts if necessary, and remove engine and instrumentation.

High School Diploma

Good interpersonal, computer, oral and written skills.

Knowledge of engines and powertrain.

Desired:

Working towards an Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology or related field or equivalent testing experience in Gasoline and Diesel engine testing.

Experience in engines/powertrain dynamometer testing or other similar testing techniques preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Lifting: Able to lift 50 lbs, engine parts such as intakes, exhaust parts, heads, drive shafts, and other related engine parts and accessories, 35%

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Safety glasses, slip resistant hardened toe shoes, gloves, long pants, short sleeve shirts, 100%

  • Unusual physical requirements: Sitting (50%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), Stooping (25%). Job requires manual labor

  • High noise level: Engine high noise level while running in the test cell, the employees are not exposed to engine speeds over idle while in the cell

Description of Work Environment (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Inside 100%

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: Hot temperatures generated by engines. Cold start tests, the engine can be soaked to -20F, 50%

  • Hazardous conditions – What are they?: Rotating equipment, engines, hot exhaust, trip hazards, 100%

  • Travel/transportation requirements: NA

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated – which?: Computers, analyzers, 70%

  • Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: NA

  • Tools used in trade – which ones?: Basic hand tools, hammer, screw driver, wrenches, ratchets, sockets, and other related repair tools, 30%

Criticality of Attendance (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: 8 hours per day Monday-Friday. May need to flex time to cover other shifts as needed, 100%

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Afternoon Shift 3-11:30

  • Necessity for regular attendance: Critical

  • Urgency for punctuality: Critical

  • Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday-Friday. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary. Must have flexibility of work days to cover weekend testing requirements.

Other Essential Functions (List other essential functions here.)

Must complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, health performance evaluation, and background check.

Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to self or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Dependable personal transportation to work site is required.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug-free workplace.

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