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Jacobs Vehicle Battery Test Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan

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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.

Jacobs is in search of a Battery Test Engineer with vehicle battery experience, especially high voltage. The test lab in Dearborn, MI is currently being renovated with state of the art battery testing equipment. You will participate in the commissioning of the equipment for the lab, test design and set up and anlysis. This is a full-time permanent position with full benefits.

This position includes a $1K Signing Bonus



Battery Lab Test Engineer is responsible for supporting the Design Verification (DV) physical testing, and certification of traction battery pack systems for hybrid and electric vehicles. You work hand-in-hand with test and design engineers to support the company's product testing needs to support execution of functional, safety, and thermal performance tests on battery pack systems. You will be required to become proficient in test site installation, equipment/instrumentation connection, proper functional verification of test set-up, and start-up of the site automation system (Lynx). Becoming safety certified to perform high voltage electrical and mechanical tests is required upon start-up.

Primary Duties:

  • Provide engineering support for existing electrical test facility

  • Work with electrical program teams to ensure facility is capable for future testing

  • Work with engineering and program teams to automate existing and future testing capabilities

  • Development of test systems with efficient timing and 100% issue/error detection (product or test execution related) with an emphasis on Full Automation / Requester Not Present

  • Perform data analysis, generating comprehensive technical reports

  • Lead/Support the creation/publication of standardized test methods

Job Responsibilities:

  • Configuring/Operating/Programming Lynx site automation systems and supplemental site controls and I/O to achieve fully automated testing and 100% error detection/response

  • Reviewing and sign-off of test setups for accuracy and safety

  • Analyzing test data for performance/execution issues; develop detection strategies for issues not captured by the site control system; facilitate data delivery to customer

  • Providing direction to Test Technicians to aid in the performance of DV testing

  • Translating test request requirements into lab executable instructions / test plans

  • Assisting technicians in the day-to-day execution of testing

  • Leading test site troubleshooting efforts

  • Developing test equipment / facility upgrade capital project proposals

  • Authoring specification and statement of work documents

  • Building financial and business rationale, obtaining cost estimates

  • Developing project timing plans and

Managing capital projects, including tracking and managing cost, timing, and equipment installations, leading activities with equipment vendors and skilled trades, and coordinating with Lab Scheduling

Here’s what you’ll need :


Position Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of (1) year engineering experience, or MS degree from an accredited engineering school.

  • Must be US Citizen, Green Card holder. TN Visas ok. No sponsorships available.

  • Battery laboratory test experience preferred

  • An understanding of vehicle powertrain, power supply, and vehicle electrical system operation with an emphasis on High Voltage / HEV / BEV applications

  • Knowledge of data collection and communication systems and their operation (Knowledge of AVL Lynx and CAN/Ethernet Communication protocol a plus)

  • A working knowledge of instrumentation measurement systems, particularly transducers and their operation – temperature, pressure, fluid flow, et al.

  • Demonstrated leadership behaviors and related experience

  • Strong teamwork, analytical, oral, and written skills

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

  • 2 years of experience in Vibration testing component level hardware.

  • Generate test reports based on customer requests.

  • Perform set up and measurement using high-speed cameras and digital image correlation techniques

  • Practice and promote safe working habits and maintain a clean working environment

  • Strong understanding of Fuel Delivery systems Gas and Diesel

  • Working knowledge of internal fluid and air flow mechanics

  • Ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks, and adjust to changing requirements

  • High energy, self-starter, with ability and desire to take responsibility and deliver results with minimal supervision.

  • Ability and courage to effectively communicate key issues and recommendations to senior management

  • Ability to work within diverse environments

  • High integrity with good attitude

  • Quality systems management experience (preferred).

  • Lean six sigma methodology experience ( preferred).Familiar with Statistical Process Control and statistical tools Other

  • General Knowledge of Corporate or Industry Safety practices and procedures (preferred).

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