Test Technician III

Raymond, Ohio
02 Sep 2016
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The dynamometer test technician will be responsible for the day-to-day support for testing automotive systems, sub-systems and components. Prepares full vehicles for testing and returns vehicle to pre-test condition after testing is complete. Installs and verifies test instrumentation such as thermocouples, pressure transducers, shunts, flow meters, etc. Creates fixtures or parts modifications for specialized tests. Conducts basic equipment setup diagnostics and troubleshooting. Operates and modifies complex data acquisition equipment and analysis software as needed. Evaluates and confirms test data for accuracy and consistency. Potential for occasional travel to test locations as necessary overtime and afternoon shift work is required.

The selected candidate will be required to become familiar and comply with Jacobs and Client policies for safety, security, and the rules associated with outside contractors working on-site.

This position will have direct, daily interface with client engineering staff and external customers. Under direct supervision, the chassis dynamometer wind tunnel test technician will prepare and conduct standard and special tests on vehicle parts and full vehicle assemblies. This position requires a basic understanding of procedures and techniques in a trained area of expertise. Specific responsibilities include:

• Manages test schedule and test equipment

• Prepares, installs, and performs tests on vehicle assemblies, parts, and material samples

• Fuel vehicles between tests

• Troubleshoot and repair vehicle instrumentation

• Install and remove vehicle components as needed to meet test requirements

• Fabricate/modify parts and/or vehicles to meet design intent

• Test and analyze parts by performing bench testing and testing on-vehicle

• Troubleshooting design related problems and suggesting countermeasures

• Compile and report test data to test requestor and supervisor

• Collection and inventory control of test parts as directed

• Read and learn test standards to ensure correct application of test methodology

• Maintain testing equipment and keep testing space organized, clean, and safe

• Source, purchase, and manage inventory of consumable test supplies

Services will be delivered at a client facility in Raymond, Ohio.
Minimum of 6 years' experience with testing (3 years' experience in testing using chassis dynamometers). Associates in Automotive Technology preferred.

The following skills and attributes for the ideal candidate include, but are not limited to:

• Well organized, self-motivation, and team player

• Ability to balance multiple tasks of equal priority within the same timeframe (multitask)

• Ability to control own schedule and complete tasks with limited supervision

• Have good analytical and technical skills with a high level of attention to details

• Experience with data acquisition systems and data analysis programs

• Ability to develop and follow standard operating procedures; written and verbal instructions

• A high mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting experience

• Competent in use of general hand and machine shop tools to fabricate fixtures and mounting brackets

• Perform welding, cutting or brazing (preferable)

• Communicate clearly (verbally and in writing) with customers and inter-department teammates

• Complete tasks on-schedule or report delays and recovery plan to supervisor

• Provide constructive feedback on tasks and the manner in which they are executed

• Read and interpret technical literature and manufacturers' specifications

• Proficient with PCs and common software, e.g. Microsoft Excel ® , PowerPoint ® , Word ® , Outlook ® or Lotus Notes, and Adobe Acrobat

• Ability to follow safe working practices.

• Properly use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including safety glasses, gloves, safety shoes, and other gear, as required.

• Have and maintain a valid driver's license


Unusual of Special Physical Requirements of Position

Lifting - not more than 50 pounds - 15%

Climbing in, on, under equipment and systems - 25%

Work at heights; ability to climb stairs - 20%

Work Environment

Inside work, ambient temperatures - 95%

Work may bring individual into close proximity of extreme high or low temperatures (-40 deg F to 130 deg F) test chambers - 50%

Primarily inside with occasional outside work - 5%

Combustible liquids, flammable gases, and compressed gases - 75%

Equipment and Machines

Work with general office equipment (computers, FAX, telephones, copiers, etc. - 25%

Work with mechanical and electrical test fixtures/equipment - 60%

Basic hand and electrical tools - 25%

Personal protective equipment (PPE) - 50%


Regular attendance is mandatory - 100%

Occasional overtime may be required, as needed, to meet project schedules - 10%

Work week is 5 days per week, day shift

Other Essential Functions

Must take and pass a drug screen and background check