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Jacobs Windshear Test Technician in Concord, North Carolina

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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.

Windshear continues to set the industry standard. Established in 2008, Windshear is an independent rolling road wind tunnel facility focused on the customer experience. Windshear provides manufacturers, motorsports teams, and a variety of other automotive clientele access to a state-of-the-art facility that delivers actionable and repeatable results.

For more information, check out our website: https://www.windshearinc.com/


Job responsibilities will be progessive, and assigned based on individual skills. Specific skills in mechanical and electrical maintenance, instrumentation, calibration, computers and networks, automotive mechanics and racing industry knowledge.

Technician will be cross-functional and expected to support all functions of the operation, including:

  • Test cell operation

  • Verification of vehicle instrumentation quality

  • Test vehicle installation in the test facility

  • Installation of test hardware on test articles

  • General test support activities Programming of automated test procedures using wind tunnel control software

  • Mechanical component assembly and maintenance activities.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


Minimum of two (2) years college courses in engineering, automotive, skilled trade or associated disciplines plus two (2) years relevant experience. Additional relevant education may be substituted for a portion of the experience.

Required skills needed for this position include:

  • Vehicle mechanic: this position requires that the individual work on vehicle chassis set-up for wind tunnel testing, change tires, change shocks/struts, and install / remove any component on a vehicle. Individual must also have a thorough understanding of vehicle suspension, hydraulic systems, motors, mechanical screw devices, bearings and rotating equipment. Position requires precision level work with understanding of assemblies, mechanical fit and torque requirements.

  • Fabrication: individual must have a good working knowledge of machine shop tools for building / assembling fixtures / components. (tools include lathe, mill, brake, shear, drill press and band-saw)

  • Maintenance: individual will support mechanical and / or electrical / instrumentation maintenance activities

  • Test Operations Controls and Data Acquisition: individual shall have working knowledge of instrumentation / controls / data acquisition enough to support wind tunnel operation and programming of test sequences (Lab View experience or equivalent is a plus).

  • Computer: proficient in word processing, spreadsheets and file system management is mandatory (additional capabilities in database programing and computer networking is a plus)

  • Teamwork: individual must be willing to work within a team and also take on leadership role in defined tasks

  • Troubleshooting: individual shall be skilled in systematic approach to problem identification and resolution.

  • Customer service: individual shall have character traits and personality geared toward customer service. Individual must be a clear communicator.

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) .