Jacobs Automotive Engine Test Tech in Dearborn, Michigan
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Jacobs is the world’s top supplier of automotive test facilities, providing a full range of services to commercial automotive industry customers . Customers include not only the world’s major vehicle providers and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), but also clients from the international motor sports community.
The Engine Lab Test Technician is an entry level position, giving those who want to work in the vehicle testing field the opportunity to learn and grow with an industry leader.
In this position, you are a full-time employee of Jacobs. This is NOT a contract position. You will be eligible for our generous benefit package, including health insurance, dental, vision, generous PTO, paid holidays, 401K, stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.
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Palletize, align, and balance engines to be dynamometer tested.
Install engine harness in accordance to testing needs
Document pretest checks
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.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND /OR SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
High School Diploma required.
Good interpersonal, computer, oral and written skills.
Must be proficient in Excel
Working towards an Associate 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 OF THE POSITION T
Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position
% of Time
Special clothing/equipment (wearing)
Unusual physical requirements
High noise level
Engine parts such as intakes, exhaust parts, heads, drive
Shafts, and other related engine parts and accessories. 35
Safety glasses, slip resistant hardened toe shoes, gloves 100
Long pants, short sleeve shirts
Able to lift up to 50 lbs
Sitting (50%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%)
Job requires manual labor
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
% of Time
Inside? Outside? Where
Combination of above
Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved
Hazardous conditions - What are they
Hot temperatures generated by engines. Cold start
Tests, the engine can be soaked to -20F 50
Rotating equipment, engines, hot exhaust, trip hazards, 100
Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks
% of Time
Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?
Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?
Tools used in trade - which ones?
Computers, analyzers 70
Basic hand tools, hammer, screw driver, wrenches, ratchets
Sockets, and other related engine repair tools 30
Criticality of Attendance
% of Time
Overtime, regular days, off days
Necessity for regular attendance
Urgency for punctuality
8 hours per day Monday-Friday regular time with occasional overtime
May need to flex time to cover weekend testing 100
Critical for employee to be there on time on a regular basis.
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