Jacobs Transmission Test Technician in Livonia, 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.
Our experience encompasses virtually every type of automotive test facility , including climatic and driveability wind tunnels; aerodynamic, acoustic, and thermodynamic wind tunnels; emissions test rooms; soak rooms; altitude chambers; engine and powertrain test cells; and electromagnetic anechoic chambers. We not only design and build these facility systems assets but also operate, maintain, and manage these facilities.
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.
BRIEF OUTLINE OF SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties and responsibilities include:
The installation of transmissions and transmission components into various test rigs.
Operation of durability and performance test stands.
Monitoring of ongoing tests.
Troubleshooting setup and operational issues related to transmission testing.
Work with requesters to meet all testing requirements using written and verbal methods of communication.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND /OR SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
High School Diploma
Have an understanding of engine and drivetrain components and their functions.
Associate in Automotive Technology or related field of study
Engine or transmission related testing
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position
Lifting: Up to 50 lbs, 25%
Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Safety glasses, slip resistant hardened toe shoes, gloves, long pants, short sleeve shirts, hearing protection on sites,
Unusual physical requirements: Sitting (50%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%) Job requires manual labor
High noise level: NA
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
Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks
Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers, 25%
Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: PMHV, 25%
Tools used in trade - which ones?: Air driven sockets, basic hand tools, 25%
Criticality of Attendance
Overtime, regular days, off days: Monday-Friday
Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Afternoon shift but shift assignment is subject to change so candidate must be flexible with available work hours. Training will be on day shift. Possibility of rotating between days and afternoons one week every six weeks.
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
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, 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.