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Bosch Test Equipment Engineer in Plymouth, Michigan

Company Description

As one of the world's leading automotive steering suppliers, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering LLC is growing in the market and must continue to innovate and develop new products to meet customer needs. Our engineering, technical purchasing, and sales teams are located in our Plymouth, MI office fully supporting regional customers and providing local support for global projects. The production facility in Florence, KY manufactures and administers products for the NAFTA region.

Job Description

Responsible for planning, ensuring operation and maintenance of all Plymouth Automotive Steering system test lab equipment.

  • Responsible for keeping testing and lab equipment at highest level of quality and planning maintenance, updates, and repairs

  • Ensure compliance of all lab equipment to Bosch health, safety, environmental and facilities requirements

  • Align safety concept of Bosch AS specific equipment with lead test location in Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany, and ensure that local equipment meets state of the art

  • Identify and remedy complex problems with test equipment and procedures – for example troubleshooting and locating faulty components in electrical cabinets, hydraulic circuits, and mechanical machine elements.

  • Plan and execute preventative maintenance and spare part availability for all test and prototype lab equipment

  • Assist in planning future equipment needs and the required investment - create roadmap for equipment investment, replacement, modernization based on product testing needs and equipment operating status

  • Ensure calibration of all measurement equipment

  • Ensure operation of lab IT equipment (test rig computers, data storage, network communication, etc) and measurement and inventory databases in alignment with Bosch IT for lab regulations

  • Build network of counterparts in testing and machine design departments of headquarters Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany, and maintain frequent alignment

  • Align test equipment strategy, technical details, roadmap and global capacity needs with lead test location in Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany

To be successful in this role, you should have the following:

  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities, assess urgency, set priorities, and delegate responsibilities

  • Strong interpersonal, communications, listening and leadership skills

  • Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel and management

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related engineering field

  • 5+ years of experience with automotive system test equipment or automotive plant assembly equipment

  • 2+ experience reading and understanding mechanical blueprints and electrical diagrams, especially for use of trouble shooting equipment failures. Experience creating such diagrams a plus.

  • Academic or industry experience in control systems and machine design.

Preferred skills

  • German Language

  • Knowledge of function, interfaces and use case of electric power steering systems

  • Knowledge of electric power steering system functional, durability, misuse, environmental and NVH test rigs

  • Proven ability in product design, testing, and prototype construction

  • Matlab programming

  • Theoretical and practical experience using and maintaining hydraulic systems

  • Capable to measure and read electronic characteristics such as voltage, frequency, distortion, inductance, and capacitance

  • Theoretical and practical experience with data acquisition systems, test equipment control software, and programmable logic controllers control systems, such as PID controller