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Jacobs Emissions Technician- Midnights in Allen Park, Michigan

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THIS JOB INCLUDES A $1000. SIGNING BONUS (new employees only)


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 looking for a career minded individual with a desire to learn and grow with an industry leader. We are looking for an entry level Vehicle Emissions Technician for the Allen Park Test Labs.


  • Involved in the performance of testing of full vehicles on chassis rolls, and evaporative emission testing. Includes:

  • Vehicle installation on chassis roll Instrumentation installation and checkout

  • Test systems instrumentation calibration

  • Site computer operation Emission test site operation

  • Driving of manual and automatic transmission to precisely follow a video road speed trace of various emission test cycles

  • Data validation and analysis.

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.

THIS JOB INCLUDES A $1K SIGNING BONUS (new employees only)

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Here’s what you’ll need :

THIS JOB INCLUDES A $1K SIGNING BONUS (new employees only)


  • High School Diploma/High School Equivalent required.

  • Must possess the ability to drive a manual transmission.

  • Must have a valid drivers’ license.

  • Must possess strong computer skills in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to work midnight shift


  • Associates degree in Automotive Technology or two (2) years college courses in automotive engineering or related disciplines and/or two (2) years relevant experience desired .

  • Prior emission vehicle chassis roll experience


Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting: Up to 50 lbs, 25%

  • Climbing: NA

  • Crawling: NA

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Safety glasses, hearing protection on sites, safety shoes.

  • Unusual physical requirements: Manual handling of Powered Material Handling Vehicle (PMHV), 75%. Sitting (75%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%). Job requires manual labor

  • High noise level: Audiograms required (TWA over 85 dB)

  • Other: NA

Description of Work Environment

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

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: Cold temperatures (20F or warmer)

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Moving dynamometer rolls

  • Travel/transportation requirements: NA

  • Other: Must pass PMHV licensing. Must have valid drivers’ license.

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers,, 25%

  • Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: PMHV, must be able to drive a manual transmission, 25%

  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: Air driven sockets, basic hand tools, 25%

  • Other: NA

Criticality of Attendance

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: Monday through Friday, 100%

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Midnights Shift assignment is subject to change, so candidate must be flexible with available work hours. Overtime weekend work is possible and may become mandatory depending on testing needs.

  • 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 days to cover weekend testing requirements.

Other Essential Functions

  • Must pass PMHV Physical. 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 work site is required.


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