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Jacobs Electrical Controls Engineer $2k BONUS 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.

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We are currently seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer for our Driveability Test Facilities in Allen Park, MI (Wind Tunnel)



These functions are regularly performed test related activities that form the core of the responsibilities of this position.

  • Test engineer for a Wind Tunnel test facility including setting up tests, conducting tests, and reviewing data

  • Ability to read and interpret P&ID and PFD’s

  • Develop interfaces to test facility equipment using hardware interfaces and industrial networks

  • Design and implement a automation strategy for existing data acquisition and control systems

  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines and departments to ensure success

  • Provide engineering support, problem resolution, and recommendations to the Wind Tunnels

  • Interface with internal and external customers on facility and test improvements

  • Review and analyze test data to ensure high quality test data is collected and delivered to customers, make changes as needed to maintain high quality testing

  • Provide direction to test technicians supporting testing in wind tunnels

  • Provide initial diagnostics, troubleshooting, repair, for electrical and control systems

  • Provide support for project engineering teams for test facility and instrumentation upgrades

  • Evaluate existing test systems, methods, data acquisition, etc. and recommend improvements

  • Research, recommend, design, and implement state of the art technologies for wind tunnels, test fixtures, test methods, data acquisition, and instrumentation

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:



  • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from an accredited school required

  • Three to five years of related experience OR a MS degree in electrical engineering

  • Familiar with PLC hardware and software

  • Proficient in MS Office Products

  • Analytical skills to identify, diagnose and resolve issues

  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills

  • Goal oriented self-starter with excellent teamwork skills


  • Familiar with data acquisition systems, PLC control systems (Siemens and Allen Bradley), and various instrumentation technologies, experience with wireless data transfer and instrumentation is preferred

  • SCADA and HMI experience

  • Knowledge of vehicle wind tunnel testing, controls, and design of experiments is a plus


Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting: Up to 50 lbs., 25%

  • 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 (75%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), Stooping (25%)

  • High noise level: Exposure to high noise areas possible in test facility, 25%

  • Other: NA

Description of Work Environment

  • Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Inside, office environment, test lab, 100%

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: Exposure to wind tunnel equipment and vehicles testing under various climatic conditions, 50%

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Test equipment, rotating parts, 50%

  • Travel/transportation requirements: May require occasional local travel, 25%

  • Other: NA

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Office equipment (computers, telephone, etc.), 100%

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

  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: Occasional use of hand tools, 25%

  • Other: NA

Criticality of Attendance

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: Full time (40 hrs/wk), Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important. Must have flexibility of workdays to cover weekend testing requirements.

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Day shift

  • Necessity for regular attendance: Regular attendance is necessary. Must be punctual and manage own schedule, 100%

  • Urgency for punctuality: Punctuality is necessary.

Other Essential Functions

Must 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 employees or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required. Travel to and from customer’s locations and the test fields may be required to support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations may be made for POV, if necessary. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.

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) .