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Jacobs Body Lab Test Technician in Dearborn, 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.

Jacobs is seeking a full time Automotive Body Lab Test Tech to work in the Dearborn, MI facility.



Shift is Friday - Monday, 10 hours per day in the afternoons . Training will be on weekday afternoons for a couple months. You will receive a pay differential for this shift.

  • Store test parts and supporting hardware/fixtures prior to test

  • Retrieve test parts to support build up and test conduct

  • Ship, store and/or dispose of tested parts and fixtures post-test per test instructions

  • Update test status through database and communicate to lab leads and engineers

  • Maintain all work area documentation including note logs, check sheets, sample inventory and fixtures

  • Follow all SOP's associated with tasks as well as EH&S

  • Responsible for new procedural information sent out as new programs are brought into the Lab

  • Maintain specific Lab supplies

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:



  • High School Diploma required

  • Two-year degree in Automotive Technology or similar preferred

  • Two years’ experience in a related field preferred.

  • Mid-level knowledge of Microsoft Office with a focus in Excel

  • Ability to conduct test sample prep and installation/removal

  • Ability to design, fabricate, track, locate and mount customized test fixtures as needed

  • Ability to run standard tests and support test engineers for one-off testing in a lab environment

  • Self-starter, highly motivated, strong team player with a positive attitude


Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting: Up to 50 lbs. lifted vertically from knee to waist level, 25%

  • Climbing: 25%

  • Crawling: NA

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Safety glasses, slip resistant hardened toe shoes, gloves, long pants, short sleeve shirts, safety glasses, hearing protection on sites 100%.

  • Unusual physical requirements: Sitting (50%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), Stooping (25%), frequently walking up and down stairs (1 hour). Job requires manual labor.

  • High noise level: NA

  • Other: NA

Description of Work Environment

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

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: NA

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Rotating equipment, trip hazards, 75%

  • Travel/transportation requirements: NA

  • Other: NA

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computer, copier, analyzers, 100%

  • Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: Walk behind PMHV, 25%

  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: Basic hand tools, hammer, screw driver, wrenches, ratchets, sockets, torque wrenches, tensile testers, air driven sockets 75%

  • Other: NA

Criticality of Attendance

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: 10 hours per day Friday-Monday regular time with occasional over time. May need to flex time to cover weekday testing.

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Afternoon shift- (4) 10 hours shifts- Weekends. Training will be on days.

  • Necessity for regular attendance: Critical, 100%

  • Urgency for punctuality: Critical, 100%

  • Work hours are normally 10 hours per day and 4 days per week, Friday-Monday. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary.

Other Essential Functions

  • Must complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, health performance evaluation, PMHV physical, 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.

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) .