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Jacobs Engine Prep Technician in Livonia, Michigan

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Jacobs Technology has an opportunity for a Transmission Test Technician in the Livonia area.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Setting up components for welding according to specifications.

  • Preparing catalytic converters for testing.

  • Installation of transmissions and transmission components into various test rigs.

  • Fabricate brackets, mounts and fixtures for test set up.

Work with requesters to meet all testing requirements using written and verbal methods of communication.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Qualifications - External


  • High School Diploma

  • Have an understanding of engine and drivetrain components and their functions.

  • Computer experience

  • Welding skills (primarily TIG)


  • Associate in Automotive Technology or related field of study

  • Engine or transmission related testing

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION The ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of the position must relate to the DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES of the position. List each essential function under the appropriate category / categories below. Indicate approximate percent of time each essential function normally would require; this doesn’t have to add up to 100% since marginal functions do not have to be listed. The primary supervisor, for which this position will report to, is responsible to review the Essential Functions with each applicant interviewed.

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position



% of Time

  • Lifting

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing)

  • Unusual physical requirements

  • High noise level

  • Other

Up to 50 lbs., 25%


Safety glasses, slip resistant hardened toe shoes, gloves, long pants, short sleeve shirts, hearing protection on sites,

Audiograms required (TWA over 85 dB)

Sitting (50%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%)

Job requires manual labor

Description of Work Environment



% of Time

  • Inside? Outside? Where

  • Combination of above

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they

  • Travel/transportation requirements

  • Other

Inside 100%

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?

  • Other

Computers 25%

PMHV 25%

Air driven sockets, basic hand tools 25%

Criticality of Attendance



% of Time

  • Overtime, regular days, off days

  • Shift, 2nd, 3rd

  • Necessity for regular attendance

  • Urgency for punctuality

Monday-Friday, 100%

Day shift, but Shift assignment is subject to change, so candidate must be flexible with available work hours. Training will be on day shift.


Other Essential Functions

List other essential functions here.

Must complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, health performance evaluation, and background check.

Attendance :

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 :

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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