Jacobs Test and Instrumentation Technician in Dearborn, Michigan

Test and Instrumentation Technician


Assume responsibility for specific technical areas and prepare procedures as required. Performs general maintenance, wiring and pin/socket assembly and preventive maintenance activities in the facility. Responsibilities include:

  • Correct and timely completion of work orders

  • Documentation and file maintenance

  • Utilize Asset Management database software

  • Operate pressure transducers, transmitters, load cells, temperature transmitters, gas analyzers and handheld/bench top test instruments such as multimeters, process calibrators, thermometers.

  • Work with computers, Microsoft-Office applications, and other database tools to perform routine tasks.

  • Perform equipment lock out as needed

  • Manage consumable inventories

  • Schematic reading, trouble shoot facility problems, participate in facility upgrade projects

  • Planned maintenance - Preventive maintenance of systems and subsystems

  • Reactive maintenance - System troubleshooting, fault isolation and repair

  • Compliance with local safety and quality procedures

Test Lab instrumentation including application, installation, and calibration and troubleshooting of transducers, accelerometers, load cells, potentiometers and other various types of electrical equipment.


  • High School Diploma

  • Have an understanding of electronics, instrumentation and their functions.

  • Computer experience


  • Associate in Automotive Technology or Electronics or related field of study.

  • Experience in component repair, and instrumentation / electrical schematic reading

  • Experience with instrumentation used in safety testing, including TC’s, Load Cells, Strain Gages, String Pots, Accelerometers, CMM equipment, etc.

  • Basic background in pressure transducer, Thermocouple soldering, accelerometer, strain gage, and ability to read schematics/wiring diagrams

  • Understanding how DMMs, O-Scopes, and other electronic testing devices are used.


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

  • Lifting: Up to 50 lbs., 25%

  • Climbing: 25%

  • Crawling: NA

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

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

  • High noise level: Audiograms required (TWA over 85 dB)

  • Other: NA

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

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

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: NA

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: NA

  • Travel/transportation requirements: NA

  • Other: NA

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

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

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

  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: Air driven sockets, basic hand tools, 25%

  • Other: NA

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

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: Monday – Friday, 100%

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Dayshift 7:00am-3:30pm, but shift assignment is subject to change so candidate must be flexible with available work hours. Possibility of moving to an afternoon shift for several months at a time.

  • Necessity for regular attendance: Critical

  • Urgency for punctuality: Critical

  • 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: PFO000171