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Jacobs Breadboard Technician in Allen Park, Michigan

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BRIEF OUTLINE OF SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Reference a Project Function Job Description if applicable.):

VEV VISE Lab Technician Position Summary:

The Vehicle Electrical and Verification (VEV) Team is seeking a Lab Technician to join their team. Seeking a self-motivated individual with passion to deliver results, drive to improve the current processes, and help develop new best practices. This individual will be able to operate with exceptional integrity to help deliver Global Product Development System (GPDS) gateway/milestones on time to established acceptance criteria. Be able to exercise common practice means and tools to maintain operational states of breadboards by providing electrical support and troubleshooting, identifying routing issues and missing connections, and confirming repairs are completed or not completed.

Position Duties:

  • Fabricate breadboards and build for ready-to-test

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

  • Design and build test fixtures, harnesses and test boxes to address testing needs

  • Troubleshoot electrical systems and verify functionality per specifications/drawings

  • Obtain schematics from TPV-MULE Surrogate programs

  • Markup production intent schematics to integrate with TPV-MULE Surrogates

  • Assist with breadboard parts management and identify missing components while leading procurement activity to resolution

  • Test the TPV-MULE Engineering Breadboards to verify design intentions are fulfilled, and develop any bridging of electronics or reworks

  • Draft general “how-to” for other installers build and commissioning breadboards

  • Configure, flash, and troubleshoot ECU’s as directed

  • Maintain breadboard to product (vehicle) pedigree with routine PDL and SWAD reviews

  • Attend all meetings, reviews, and build assessments as needed to represent VISE Lab/Electrical agendas

Here’s What You’ll Need:


Required Position Qualifications & Critical Skills:

  • Associates Degree in Related Field

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

  • Hands-on automotive work, repair, and fabrication

  • Strong knowledge of automotive parts, systems, subsystems, and features

  • EDS (Wiring) experience, includes wiring repair, excellent soldering skills

  • Ability to interpret wiring schematics and 2D prints

  • Capable of customizing and fabricating wiring, cables, connectors, brackets, etc.

  • Basic understanding of vehicle CAN and related tools

  • Background in instrumentation and test data collection set-ups

  • Strong background in computers and Microsoft Office programs

  • DVOM knowledge

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

  • Self-starter, proactive and energetic, a problem solver

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • People person/team player

  • Good attention to detail

  • Organized with respectable housekeeping skills

  • Adaptable, Flexible, and Versatile

  • Strong Safety Mindset

Preferred Position Qualifications & Critical Skills:

  • ASE Certification

  • Ford Service Experience/Ford ASSET Program/Ford STARS Training/PTS/IDS

  • Proficiency with Rotunda VCM, VDR, VMM, VCMM, and other Motorcraft tools

  • Systems Integration knowledge

  • Utilizing CAN Tools for troubleshooting and flashing/configuring software

  • EDS (wiring) Design – ability to read/understand prints and relationship to schematics and device transmittals

  • Qualified candidates will work well under pressure, demonstrate excellent problem solving and creativity, and be able to quickly evaluate new information and make appropriate decisions

  • Ability to work independently and with other test technicians, skilled trades, and suppliers to resolve issues

  • Ability to work in a diverse environment with mechanics, engineers, technicians, technologists, and suppliers

  • Capable of using related Ford systems – currently Advanced Vehicle Bill of Material (AVBOM), ELMS, Corporate Procurement and Receiving System (CPARS), eFDVS/FEDE, Global Prototype Inventory Requisitioning and Scheduling (GIPRS), Global Integrator, SPROUT, Teamcenter, Worldwide Engineering Release System (WERS), and GPDS program timing

  • Strong background in computers, Microsoft Office programs

  • CAD, VIZO, MATLAB, Solid Works


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.

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