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Alternate Schedule Engine Lab Test Engineer

at Jacobs

Posted: 8/24/2019
Job Reference #: AER0002VY
Keywords: electronic

Job Description

Perform as a test engineer, supporting the development of various powertrains through the design of test procedures and methodologies.  Assist in detailed data analysis and test validation of new equipment ensuring required emission and fuel economy requirements are met.  Problem resolution and troubleshooting support.
Perform as project manager by delivering quality, timing, and financial objectives of a project.  Manage complex installations which require detailed design work

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering 
Working knowledge of internal fluid flow, basic chemistry, and heat transfer properties beneficial
Experience in engines/powertrain dynamometer testing or other similar testing techniques preferred
Basic electronic troubleshooting experience and data analysis a plus
Good interpersonal, computer, oral and written skills.
Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position (specify and provide % of time required)
  • Lifting: Engine parts such as intakes, exhaust parts, heads, drive shafts, and other related engine parts and accessories. Up to 50 lbs, 25%
  • Climbing: NA
  • Crawling: NA
  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Safety glasses, slip resistant hardened toe shoes, gloves, long pants, short sleeve shirts, 100%
  • Unusual physical requirements: Sitting (50%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), Stooping (25%)
  • High noise level: Engine high noise level while running in the test cell, the employees are not exposed to engine speeds over idle while in the cell, 10%
  • Other: NA
Description of Work Environment (specify and provide % of time required)
  • Inside?  Outside? Combination? Where?: Inside, 100%
  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: Hot temperatures generated by engines. Cold start tests, the engine can be soaked to -20F, 50%
  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Rotating equipment, engines, hot exhaust, trip hazards, 100%
  • Travel/transportation requirements: NA
  • Other: NA
Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks (specify and provide % of time required)
  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers, analyzers, DMM, 80%
  • Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: NA
  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: Basic hand tools, hammer, screw driver, wrenches, ratchets, sockets, and other related engine repair tools, 20%
  • Other: NA
Criticality of Attendance (specify and provide % of time required)
  • Overtime, regular days, off days: 8 hours per day, Sunday through Thursday (exempt employee)
  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Days though may need to flex time to cover testing or project needs
  • Necessity for regular attendance: Critical, 100%
  • Urgency for punctuality: Critical, 100%
  • Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Sunday - Thursday. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, except for deadlines and meetings. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines. Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.
Other Essential Functions (List other essential functions here.)
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 employees or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required. Travel to and from customer's locations and the test fields may be required to support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug-free workplace.