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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.
Our experience encompasses virtually every type of automotive test facility, including climatic and driveability wind tunnels; aerodynamic, acoustic, and thermodynamic wind tunnels; emissions test rooms; soak rooms; altitude chambers; engine and powertrain test cells; and electromagnetic anechoic chambers. We not only design and build these facility systems assets but also operate, maintain, and manage these facilities.
The Test Engineer 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.
This position is full-time. Engineers are employees 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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MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND /OR SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Associates Degree with minimum 3 years relevant experience.
Battery laboratory test experience preferred
An understanding of vehicle powertrain, power supply, and vehicle electrical system operation with an emphasis on High Voltage / HEV / BEV applications
Knowledge of data collection and communication systems and their operation (Knowledge of AVL Lynx and CAN/Ethernet Communication protocol a plus)
A working knowledge of instrumentation measurement systems, particularly transducers and their operation - temperature, pressure, fluid flow, et al.
Demonstrated leadership behaviors and related experience
Strong teamwork, analytical, oral, and written skills
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
Ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks, and adjust to changing requirements
High energy, self-starter, with ability and desire to take responsibility and deliver results with minimal supervision.
Ability and courage to effectively communicate key issues and recommendations to senior management
Ability to work within diverse environments
High integrity with good attitude
Here's What You'll Need:
BRIEF OUTLINE OF SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Reference a Project Function Job Description if applicable.):
Battery Lab Test Engineer is responsible for supporting the Design Verification (DV) physical testing, and certification of traction battery pack systems for hybrid and electric vehicles. You work hand-in-hand with test and design engineers to support the company's product testing needs to support execution of functional, safety, and thermal performance tests on battery pack systems. You will be required to become proficient in test site installation, equipment/instrumentation connection, proper functional verification of test set-up, and start-up of the site automation system (Lynx). Becoming safety certified to perform high voltage electrical and mechanical tests is required upon start-up.
Provide engineering support for existing electrical test facility
Work with electrical program teams to ensure facility is capable for future testing
Work with engineering and program teams to automate existing and future testing capabilities
Development of test systems with efficient timing and 100% issue/error detection (product or test execution related) with an emphasis on Full Automation / Requester Not Present
Perform data analysis, generating comprehensive technical reports
Lead/Support the creation/publication of standardized test methods
Configuring/Operating/Programming Lynx site automation systems and supplemental site controls and I/O to achieve fully automated testing and 100% error detection/response
Reviewing and sign-off of test setups for accuracy and safety
Analyzing test data for performance/execution issues; develop detection strategies for issues not captured by the site control system; facilitate data delivery to customer
Providing direction to Test Technicians to aid in the performance of DV testing
Translating test request requirements into lab executable instructions / test plans
Assisting technicians in the day-to-day execution of testing
Leading test site troubleshooting efforts
Developing test equipment / facility upgrade capital project proposals
Authoring specification and statement of work documents
Building financial and business rationale, obtaining cost estimates
Developing project timing plans and
Managing capital projects, including tracking and managing cost, timing, and equipment installations, leading activities with equipment vendors and skilled trades, and coordinating with Lab Scheduling
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position
Lifting: Less than 50 lbs, 25%
Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Slip resistant hardened toe shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection in designated areas, 100%
Unusual physical requirements: Sitting (75%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), Stooping (25%)
High noise level: Exposure to high noise areas possible in test facility, 25%
Description of Work Environment
Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Inside, office environment, test lab, 100%
Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: NA
Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Exposure to test equipment, 25%
Travel/transportation requirements: May require occasional local travel, 25%
Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks
Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, 100%
Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: NA
Tools used in trade - which ones?: Occasional use of hand tools, 25%
Criticality of Attendance
Overtime, regular days, off days: Monday through Friday, 7:00AM to 4:00PM, 100%
Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Day shift
Necessity for regular attendance: Critical, 100%
Urgency for punctuality: Critical, 100%
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 the flexibility of work days to cover weekend testing requirements.
Other Essential Functions
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 the 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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