Jacobs Instrumentation Test Technician in Allen Park, Michigan
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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.
The Instrumentation and Calibration Technician 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.
In this position, you are a full-time employee 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.
BRIEF OUTLINE OF SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Electrified Powertrain Integration Center (EPIC) calibration technician role will be split between the EPIC Build / Fabrication group and the EPIC Calibration team. You will flex between the two groups dependent on workload. Excellent organizational skills are a must.
Becoming safety certified to perform high voltage electrical and mechanical tests is required upon start-up.
Core tasks include day to day calibration and repair of basic electronic systems related to test equipment.
Accurate and timely completion of instrumentation calibrations, repairs, and builds.
Accurate documentation and database entry on a daily basis
Plan calibration schedule and facilitate communication with operations team
Calibrate pressure transducers, transmitters, current shunts, battery cyclers, load cells, and handheld/bench top test instruments such as multimeters, process calibrators, thermometers, etc…
Maintain instrumentation equipment, in a state of readiness, to support test programs.
Operational test support through troubleshooting and root cause analysis
Ability to work independently, be highly organized, self-motivated with the ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment.
Ability to think through a situation and see the “big picture”. How do your actions affect the client, fellow employees, and data deliverables.
Forward thinking – adapting the facility for the technology of the future
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND /OR SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
2 years of experience working with instrumentation
Technical understanding of data acquisition and instrumentation interface / communication
Operational knowledge of instrumentation equipment related to test systems
Must be able to read and interpret technical literature, manufacturer’s specifications, and calibration certifications.
Ability to develop and interpret reports and calibration metrics.
Experience with computer based database applications.
Positive attitude and strong desire to excel
Ability to create, read and interpret electrical schematics a plus
Associates Degree in electrical, controls, or electronics engineering is a plus
Laboratory test experience with demonstrated ability to set-up and run automated testing
An understanding of vehicle powertrain, power supply, and vehicle electrical system operation with an emphasis on High Voltage / HEV / BEV applications a plus
A working knowledge of instrumentation measurement systems, particularly transducers and their operation – temperature, pressure, fluid flow, et al.
Fabrication skills a strong plus
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position
Lifting: Up to 50 lbs, 50%
Climbing: In, on, under, and around vehicles – 20%
Crawling: Around vehicle test setups, vehicle hoists, etc. – 20%
Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Safety glasses and steel toe shoes – 20%. Bump cap and gloves when working on vehicles – 10%
Unusual physical requirements: Climb ladders, reaching over / on top of vehicles – 10%, Laying under vehicles for tie-downs/instrumentation – 10%
High noise level: Hearing protection provided when needed – 2%
Other: Sitting (50%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%). Job requires manual labor
Description of Work Environment
Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Indoors in Garage and vehicle test chamber, ambient temperatures - 95%. Outside work (summer and winter) – 5%
Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: NA
Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Hands on working with high power RF equipment (amplifiers, power meters, coax cables, etc) – 40%
Travel/transportation requirements: Periodic local travel (for work, training, marketing, etc.) - 5%
Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks
Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Office equipment (copiers, fax machines, scanners, etc.) – 20%
Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: Fork lifts – 5%, Vehicles hoists – 5%, Vehicle chassis dynamometer – 40%
Tools used in trade - which ones?: Hand tools and electrical tools (soldering iron, etc.) – 15%, RF instrumentation (amplifiers, power meters, etc.) – 40%
Criticality of Attendance
Overtime, regular days, off days: Must be able to work any shift to accommodate test/customer need. Occasional overtime
Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Primary shift is days between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. BUT the workload fluctuates and we add shifts, work overtime and flex work schedules as needed to accommodate the work load. (YOU MUST have a flexible work schedule if you consider this position).
Necessity for regular attendance: Must attend regularly, be punctual and manage own schedule – 100%
Urgency for punctuality: Critical, 100%
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