Jacobs Fit for Test Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan

Fit for Test Engineer


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


  • BS degree from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of one (1) year of engineering experience, or MS 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

Preferred Skills

  • 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

Essential Functions

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Lifting: Less than 50 lbs, 25%

  • Climbing: NA

  • Crawling: NA

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Slip resistant hardened toe shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection in designated areas, 100%

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

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

  • Other: NA

Description of Work Environment (specify and provide % of time required)

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

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: NA

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

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

  • Other: NA

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, 100%

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

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

  • Other: NA

Criticality of Attendance (specify and provide % of time required)

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

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Day Shift

  • 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 days to cover weekend testing requirements.

Other Essential Functions (List other essential functions here.)

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 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, 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: PFO00017W