Engine Lab Department Instrumentation Technician - midnights job Dearborn Michig
Engine Lab Department Instrumentation Technician - midnights job Dearborn Michig
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Engine Lab Department Instrumentation Technician - midnights Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 9024910
Location: Dearborn, Michigan Date Posted: 10/11/2019
Wage: Negotiable Category: Automotive/Mechanic
Job Code: AER00037X

Job Description:

The Instrumentation Technician will be working in an engine testing facility in Dearborn. This facility applies numerous testing methods and data acquisition software to support and conduct a variety of Engine, Powertrain, and Durability Tests. Duties and responsibilities include: Installation, troubleshooting, and repair of Special test components (accelerometers, Kulite transducers, strain gages, Vishay AMPs, thermocouple soldering). Building electrical cables, repairing electrical connectors, and modifying electrical breakout boxes. Calibrating and maintaining testing instrumentation. Supporting development and durability special testing and troubleshooting in an engine dynamometer facility. 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. Hook up instrumentation, diagnose / troubleshoot problems, conduct tests, change out components if necessary, and remove instrumentation as needed. Testing equipment includes Emission benches, fuel flow meters, smoke meters, pressure transducers, torque meters, accelerometers, and thermocouples.

High School Diploma required.

Basic background in engine electronics troubleshooting, Kulite pressure transducer experience, Thermocouple soldering experience, knowledge of Vishay AMPs, accelerometer experience, strain gage, and ability to read schematics/wiring diagrams a must. Understanding how DMM's, O-Scopes, and other electronic testing devices are used. Good interpersonal, computer, oral and written skill.


Associate Degree or equivalent in automotive technology or electronic related field. Experience in engines/powertrain dynamometer testing or other similar testing techniques preferred. Understanding of instrumentation used in an automotive test environment, such as pressure transducers, thermocouples, accelerometers, etc. are highly preferred. Horiba exhaust analyzer experience or other analyzer experience preferred.


Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Lifting: Up to 50 lbs., instrumentation and dynamometer calibration plates, 35%

  • 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%). Job requires manual labor

  • 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

  • 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, 70%

  • 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, 30%

  • Other: NA

Criticality of Attendance (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: 8 hours per day Monday - Friday. May need to flex time to cover other shifts as needed.

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Midnight shift, 11:00PM to 3:30AM

  • Necessity for regular attendance: Critical, 100%

  • Urgency for punctuality: Critical, 100%

  • 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 (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 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

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Worley Company Type:
Company: Worley

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