Jacobs Vehicle Instrumentation Technician 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.
The Test Technician is an entry level position, giving those who want to work in the vehicle testing field the opportunity to learn and grow with an industry leader.
This position is full-time. Technicians are employees of Jacobs. This is NOT a contract position. You will be eligible for our generous benefit package, including health insurance, dental, vision, generous PTO, paid holidays, 401K, stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.
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BRIEF OUTLINE OF SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Instrumentation Technician will be working in a unique lab in Dearborn that provides air flow, vibe, and fuel system testing. This facility applies numerous testing methods and data acquisition software to support and conduct a variety of Engine Component, Powertrain, Fuel System, and Durability Tests. Duties and responsibilities include:
Installation, troubleshooting, and repair of Special test components (accelerometers, transducers, strain gages, Vishay AMPs, thermocouple soldering).
Building electrical cables, repairing electrical connectors, and modifying electrical breakout boxes. Calibrating and maintaining testing instrumentation.
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.
Hook up instrumentation, diagnose / troubleshoot problems, conduct tests, change out components if necessary, and remove instrumentation as needed.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND /OR SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
High School Diploma required.
Basic background in engine electronics troubleshooting, Kulite pressure transducer exp, Thermocouple soldering exp, knowledge of Vishay AMPs, accelerometer exp, strain gage, and ability to read schematics/wiring diagrams a must.
Understanding how DMM’s, O-Scopes, and other electronic testing devices are used.
Good interpersonal, computer, oral and written skill.
Associate Degree or equivalent in automotive technology or electronic related field.
Experience in engines/powertrain dynamometer testing or other similar testing techniques preferred.
Understanding of instrumentation used in an automotive test environment, such as pressure transducers, thermocouples, accelerometers, etc. are highly preferred
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position
% of Time
Special clothing/equipment (wearing)
Unusual physical requirements
High noise level
Up to 50 lbs. , 10%
PPE required includes safety glasses, safety shoes, gloves, lab coats, and occasional hearing protection, 100%
Sitting (50%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%)
Job Requires manual labor
High noise in vibe lab, air flow, and dyno cells, 100%
Description of Work Environment
% of Time
Inside? Outside? Where
Combination of above
Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved
Hazardous conditions - What are they
Carcinogens (fuel), moving/rotating parts, electrical hazards, 50%
Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks
% of Time
Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?
Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?
Tools used in trade - which ones?
Computer, copier, 75%
Overhead lifts (cranes), hand tools (air and manual), 50%
Criticality of Attendance
% of Time
Overtime, regular days, off days
Shift, 2nd, 3rd
Necessity for regular attendance
Urgency for punctuality
Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
May need to transfer to another shift based on job requirements
Regular attendance and punctuality critical
Other Essential Functions
List other essential functions here.
Must undergo an audiometric evaluation as part of the pre-employment screening process, and annually thereafter. Must also pass a pre-employment drug screen, health performance evaluation, and background check.
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 drug-free workplace.
At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.