Jacobs Vehicle Safety Test 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.
We are looking for Test Technicians for our Safety Innovation Lab. This is a challenging entry level position, with opportunities to learn and grow with an industry leader!
BRIEF OUTLINE OF SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support testing in the areas of front/rear impact, interior head impact, head-form impact, Servo and HYGE sled operation, etc.
Testing responsibilities include fixture fabrication, mechanical preparation and instrumentation, test execution, data collection and post test removal of test equipment and components.
Test Lab instrumentation including application, installation, and calibration and troubleshooting of transducers, accelerometers, load cells, potentiometers and other various types of electrical equipment
This position is full-time. 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.
All tools and PPE, including Safety Shoes, are provided to you.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND /OR SKILL REQUIREMENTS
High School Diploma
Mechanical and electrical knowledge, welding experience (MIG, TIG, Arc), basic machine shop / fabrication experience.
Flexibility to rotate to day shifts as needed for an extended period.
Must have a valid drivers’ license to pass PMHV licensing.
Associate in Automotive Technology or related field of study.
Experience in an occupant safety testing facility and performance testing on airbag and safety restraint systems.
Experience with instrumentation used in safety testing, including TC’s, Load Cells, Strain Gages, String Pots, Accelerometers, CMM equipment, etc.
Equipment experience includes operation of: HYGE or Servo sled, Tinius or Instron, airbags and safety restraint systems.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position
Lifting: Up to 50 lbs, 25%
Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Safety glasses, hearing protection on sites, safety shoes, 100%
Unusual physical requirements: Manual handling of powered material handling vehicle (PMHV), 75%. Sitting (50%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), Stooping (25%). Job requires manual labor
High noise level: Audiograms required (TWA over 85 dB)
Description of Work Environment
Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Inside, 100%
Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: NA
Hazardous conditions - What are they?: NA
Travel/transportation requirements: NA
Other: Must pass PMHV licensing.
Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks
Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers, 25%
Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: PMMHV, 25%
Tools used in trade - which ones?: Air driven sockets, basic hand tools, 25%
Criticality of Attendance
Overtime, regular days, off days: Monday through Friday.
Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Afternoon shift 3:00pm to 11:30pm. Candidate must be available to train on the 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 afternoons to cover weekend testing requirements.
Other Essential Functions
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, health performance evaluation, PHMV exam 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, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .
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.