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Jacobs Automotive Fit for Test Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan

Automotive Fit for Test Engineer


Jacobs is the world’s top supplierof automotive test facilities, providing a full range of services to commercialautomotive industry customers . Customers include not only the world’s majorvehicle providers and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), but alsoclients from the international motor sports community.

Our experience encompassesvirtually every type of automotive test facility, including climatic anddriveability wind tunnels; aerodynamic, acoustic, and thermodynamic windtunnels; emissions test rooms; soak rooms; altitude chambers; engine andpowertrain test cells; and electromagnetic anechoic chambers. We not onlydesign and build these facility systems assets but also operate, maintain, andmanage these facilities.


The Fit for Test Engineer is responsible for the successful delivery of Prototype vehicles to test customers through the managing of Prototype vehicle build sign-offs and post-build vehicle updates, and assisting the Prototype Build Sites with build tracking and issue resolution related to these events.

Position Duties

  • Prototype build plan tracking tool development and execution, to assist with meeting vehicle build sign-off and delivery targets

  • Coordinate resolution of build issues, working cross-functionally with prototype build, Program Management, and Engineering, including hosting ‘Hard Rocks’ meetings

  • Build planning process development and improvement

  • Compile and document build discrepancies, and coordinate with Post Build Update team

  • Liaison for prototype build and the Engineering teams

  • Manage Fit for Test vehicle repair requests

  • Manage vehicle “grounding” event repair actions

  • Additional assignments as necessary to deliver corporate Prototype objectives

In this position, youare a full-time employee of Jacobs. This is NOT a contract position. You will be eligible for ourgenerous benefit package, including health insurance, dental, vision, generousPTO, paid holidays, 401K, stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.



  • BS degree from an accredited engineering school

  • Experience with data analysis

  • Strong project management skillset

  • Excellent understanding of overall product development process

  • Ability to adjust to changing requirements

  • Flexible work schedule


  • Prototype build experience

  • Experience leading/facilitating cross functional meetings

  • Vehicle Engineering (VE/VI) experience

  • Experience delivering program timing targets

  • Awareness of prototype and production tooling processes

  • 3 years of automotive product development experience

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office


Unusual orSpecial Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting:Less than 50 lbs, 25%

  • Climbing:NA

  • Crawling:NA

  • Specialclothing/equipment (wearing): Slip resistant hardened toe shoes, safetyglasses, hearing protection in designated areas, 100%

  • Unusualphysical requirements: Sitting (75%),Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%)

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

  • Other:NA

Description ofWork Environment

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

  • Extreme(hot/cold) temperatures involved: NA

  • Hazardousconditions - What are they?: Exposure to test equipment, 25%

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

  • Other:NA

Equipment and MachinesInvolved in Work Tasks

  • Officeequipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers, faxmachines, copiers, telephones, 100%

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

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

  • Other:NA

Criticality ofAttendance

  • Overtime,regular days, off days: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. withpossible shifts over the weekends to support sign offs 100%

  • Shift,1st, 2nd, 3rd: Day Shift

  • Necessityfor regular attendance: Critical, 100%

  • Urgencyfor punctuality: Critical, 100%

  • Workhours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday-Friday. Regularattendance of scheduled hours is extremely important. Punctuality and regularattendance are necessary. Must have flexibility of work days to cover weekendtesting requirements.

Other EssentialFunctions

  • Must completeand pass a pre-employment drug screen, health performance evaluation, andbackground check.

  • Mustdemonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers,management and co-workers.

  • Must have clear, concise and accurate communicationsskills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must beappropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to self orothers.

  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicatingin a professional manner.

  • Dependable personal transportation to work site isrequired.

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 and supplemental language.

Job Engineering

Primary Location United States-Michigan-Dearborn-20313-DETO-05

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: PFO0001K6