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Jacobs Automotive Electrical Test Technician in Allen Park, Michigan

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Your Impact:

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.

Jacobs is seeking an Automotive Breadboard Test Technician to work at the Testing Facility in Allen Park, MI. You will be working on Prototype vehicles components and systems to help create vehicles of the future. If you have some automotive electrical skills and knowledge and a desire to learn automotive testing from a leader in the industry, we want to talk to you!





  • Work with the installation and assembly of electrical instrumentation, modules, sensors, power supplies, load boxes, inverters etc.

  • Fabricate breadboards and build up to test ready

  • Trouble shoot breadboard issues and provide customer support

  • Use oscilloscopes/meters/logic analyzers to diagnose/troubleshoot electrical issues

  • Checkout electrical systems and verify per specification/drawings

  • Design test fixtures, harnesses and test boxes to meet client specifications

  • Develop new test fixtures/loads to simulate vehicle components

  • Specify and select electrical components to support electrical designs

  • Safety of yourself, all personnel, and the lab

This position is full-time. 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.

Here’s What You’ll Need:



  • High school diploma required.

  • Knowledgeable and proficient with hands on automotive work

  • Strong knowledge of automotive parts and subsystems and how the systems work/interact

  • Electrical background, strong and proficient understanding of electrical automotive systems, schematics, excellent soldering skills

  • Knowledge of the vehicle CAN bus and various other communication tools

  • Strong instrumentation background, build custom cables, connectors etc.

  • Strong background in computers, Microsoft office programs (CAD, VIZO, MATLAB, Solid Works a plus)

  • Good Fabrication and Machining abilities

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong safety mindset

  • Work Ethic

  • Self-starter, Proactive and Energetic, Problem Solver

  • People person/Team Player

  • Good Attention to Detail

  • Organized, with Good Housekeeping Skills

  • Adaptable, Flexible, and Versatile


  • Associates’ degree or equivalent in an electrical discipline

  • Two (2) years or more of relevant experience in electrical work.


Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting: Parts, cables, and light-weight instrumentation up to 50 lbs, 60%

  • Climbing: NA

  • Crawling: NA

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Slip resistant hardened toe shoes, safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection in designated areas, 100%

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

  • High noise level: High noise in some work areas, requiring use of hearing protection, 25%

  • Other: NA

Description of Work Environment

  • Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Inside test facility, 100%

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: NA

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Energized samples, rotating parts, 50%

  • Travel/transportation requirements: NA

  • Other: NA

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers, copy machines, fax machines, telephones 75%

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

  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: Hand tools, multi-meters, and other electrical diagnostic devices, 10%

  • Other: NA

Criticality of Attendance

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: Monday through Friday 7:00AM to 4:00 PM but must be able to support our flexible test schedule into other shifts and/or weekends

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Day shift

  • 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 afternoons to cover weekend testing requirements.

Other Essential Functions

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, health performance evaluation, PHMV exam 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, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .