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Jacobs Crash Lab Test Engineer - 2K Bonus 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.

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 Crash Lab is in need of a Test Engineer for the afternoon shift. This position is an intergral part of vehicle prototype testing. The Crash Lab Test Engineer is a problem solver, using innovative technology to conduct testing and gain reliable results.

The Vehicle Crash Lab Test Engineer duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for lab operations.

  • Resolve operational issues and implement measures to prevent recurrence.

  • Help identify and implement actions to improve quality, cost and timing.

  • Provide support for the function and configuration of test control software and automated data processing tools.

  • Assist with the maintenance and monitoring of lab metrics.

  • Support vehicle program testing. Help resolve test performance concerns and assess data for anomalous behavior.

  • When necessary complete root-cause analysis, non-conformance communication and response plans; document as 5D's when appropriate.

  • Help monitor and react to the activities of regulatory bodies and industry groups/committees.

  • Work with the lab to gather and communicate new device/test usability feedback.

  • As needed, support capital projects for the lab. Conduct training and/or assist in the creation of training and process control materials.

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.


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Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • B.S. is Mechanical, Electrical, Biomechanical, or related program required.

  • Familiar with data acquisition systems, control systems, various transducer technologies, design of experiments, and process control methods.

  • Experience with vehicle crash safety test laboratory engineering is a plus

  • Experience with Anthropomorphic Test Devices, and their application is desired.

  • Candidate must be able to function as part of a team and work cooperatively toward team goals

  • Highly organized; able to manage multiple long and short term projects effectively. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Proficient at using MS Office tools. Experience with data analysis tools desired.

  • Personal vehicle for travel to and from work location preferred.

  • Must be a US Citizen or Green Card or TN Visa



Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting: Up to 50 lbs, 25%

  • Climbing: 25%

  • Crawling: NA

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Safety glasses, hearing protection on sites, safety shoes, 100%

  • Unusual physical requirements: Manual handling of powered material handling vehicle (PMHV), 75%. Sitting (50%), 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: NA

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: NA

  • Travel/transportation requirements: NA

  • Other: Must pass PMHV licensing.

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

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

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

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Afternoon shift 3:00pm to 11:30pm.

  • Necessity for regular attendance: Critical, 100%

  • Urgency for punctuality: Critical, 100%

  • 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 afternoons to cover weekend testing requirements.

Other Essential Functions

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, health performance evaluation, PHMV exam 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) .