Engine Lab Department Test Technician

Dearborn, Michigan
02 Sep 2016
26 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Position shift is Friday-Monday 6:00AM-4:30PM.

Conduct a wide variety of non procedural gasoline and diesel engine dynamometer testing. Support development, durability and performance testing in an engine dynamometer facility. Collect, review and validate data for accuracy and completeness and make recommendation to engineering.

Fabricate basic fixtures. 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.

Install engines on dynamometer, hook up instrumentation, diagnose / troubleshoot problems, conduct tests, change engine parts if necessary, and remove engine and instrumentation.
High School Diploma required.
Working towards an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology or related field or equivalent testing experience in Gasoline and Diesel engine testing.
Experience in engines/powertrain dynamometer testing or other similar testing techniques preferred.

Good interpersonal, computer, oral and written skills.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Work is inside - 100%

Hot temperatures generated by engines. Cold start Tests, the engine can be soaked to -20F - 50%

Rotating equipment, engines, hot exhaust, trip hazards - 100%

P hysical Requirements

Able to lift 50 lbs, Engine parts such as intakes, exhaust parts, heads, drive Shafts, and other related engine parts and accessories. - 35%

Safety glasses, slip resistant hardened toe shoes, gloves - 100%

Long pants, short sleeve shirts - 100%

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

Job requires manual labor

Engine high noise level while running in the test cell, the Employees are not exposed to engine speeds over idle while in the cell.

Equipment and Machines

Computers, analyzers - 70%

Basic hand tools, hammer, screw driver, wrenches, ratchets, sockets, and other related engine repair tools - 30%


10 hours per day Friday-Monday, regular time with occasional overtime

May need to flex time to cover other shifts as needed 100%

2nd shift (Days) 6AM-4:30PM

Critical for employee to be there on time on a regular basis

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 no 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.