Jacobs Engine Lab Department Test Technician, Midnights in Dearborn, Michigan

Engine Lab Department Test Technician, Midnights


Conduct a wide variety of non procedural gasoline and diesel engine dynamometer testing. Support development, durability and performance testing in an engine dynamometer facility. Collect, review and validate data for accuracy and completeness and make recommendation to engineering.

Fabricate basic fixtures. Interface with Technologists, Product Engineers, and Supervisors on updates/new test procedures, equipment and methods.

Verify the calibration and maintenance of test equipment and test systems.

Install engines on dynamometer, hook up instrumentation, diagnose / troubleshoot problems, conduct tests, change engine parts if necessary, and remove engine and instrumentation.


High School Diploma required.

Good interpersonal, computer, oral and written skills.


Working towards an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology or related field or equivalent testing experience in Gasoline and Diesel engine testing.

Experience in engines/powertrain dynamometer testing or other similar testing techniques preferred.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

Able to lift 50 lbs, Engine parts such as intakes, exhaust parts, heads, drive Shafts, and other related engine parts and accessories.- 35%

Safety glasses, slip resistant hardened toe shoes, gloves - 100%

Long pants, short sleeve shirts - 100%

Sitting (50%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%)

Job requires manual labor

Engine high noise level while running in the test cell, the Employees are not exposed to engine speeds over idle while in thecell.

Work Environment

Work is inside - 100%

Hot temperatures generated by engines. Cold startTests, the engine can be soaked to -20F - 50%

Rotating equipment, engines, hot exhaust, trip hazards - 100%

Equipment and Machines

Computers, analyzers - 70%

Basic hand tools, hammer, screw driver, wrenches, ratchets, sockets, and other related engine repair tools - 30%


8 hours per day Monday-Friday, regular time with occasional overtime

May need to flex time to cover other shifts as needed 100%

Midnight shift 11:00PM-7:30AM

Critical for employee to be there on time on a regular basis

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 days to cover weekend testing requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Must complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, health performance evaluation, 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 no 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Michigan-Dearborn

Req ID: PFO00013T