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Jacobs Machine Shop Technician in Dearborn, Michigan

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Your Impact:


  • Support development, durability and performance testing in a power train/ fuel systems facility

  • Fabricate brackets, mounts, and fixtures for testing set-ups.

  • Interface with Test Technicians, Technologists, Product Engineers, and Supervisors on updates/new test procedures, equipment and methods.

  • Covers lab fuel house for fuel changes and fuel deliveries.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • High School Diploma

  • Minimum of two (2) years of related experience or vocational training.

  • Experience with vertical mills, lathes, band saws, drill presses, arbor press, metal brake, and pedestal grinder.

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

  • Experience/Understand: CAD print conversion to CNC process

  • Experience/Understand: CNC part set-up/ processing

  • Good interpersonal, computer, oral and written skills.


Working towards an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology or Machine shop Technology or related fields or equivalent testing experience.


Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting: Parts such as fixtures, brackets, pumps, tanks, intakes, heads, other related parts and accessories, up to 50 lbs., 40%

  • Climbing: NA

  • Crawling: NA

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

  • Unusual physical requirements: Sitting (50%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%), Job requires manual labor

  • High noise level: Engine high noise level while running in the test cells, vibration shakers, air flow lab pumps

  • Other: NA

Description of Work Environment

  • Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Inside, 95%, Outside 5%.

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: NA

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Rotating equipment, heavy fixtures, fuel, trip hazards, 100%

  • Travel/transportation requirements: NA

  • Other: NA

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers, 70%

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

  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: Vertical Mill, Lathe, Band Saw, Drill Press, and other related machine shop hand tools, repair tools, 50%

  • Other: NA

Criticality of Attendance

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: Monday through Friday, 8 hrs/day and 5 days/week. Occasional weekend AWS/OTP

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: DAYS Training and other work schedule may take place during days, afternoons, or midnights.

  • Necessity for regular attendance: Critical for employee to be there on a regular basis.

  • Urgency for punctuality: Critical for employee to be there on time.

  • 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 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.

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