Engine Machine Shop Technician - (PFO0001NU)

  • Jacobs
  • Primary Location: United States-Michigan-Dearborn-20313-DETO-05
  • Oct 12, 2020
Full time Construction

Job Description




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. 



The Engine Lab Test Technician is an integral part of the vehicle development process.  You will use cutting edge technology to help create the vehicles of tomorrow




  • Support development, durability and performance testing in a power train/ fuel systems facility
  • Fabricate brackets, mounts, and fixtures for testing set-ups. 
  • Interface with Test Technicians, Technologists, Product Engineers, and Supervisors on updates/new test procedures, equipment and methods.
  • Covers lab fuel house for fuel changes and fuel deliveries.

In this position, you are a full-time employee 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. 



  • High School Diploma
  •  Minimum of two (2) years of related experience or vocational training.
  •  Experience with vertical mills, lathes, band saws, drill presses, arbor press, metal brake, and pedestal grinder.  
  • Experience in engines/powertrain dynamometer testing or other similar testing techniques preferred.
  • Experience/Understand: CAD print conversion to CNC process
  • Experience/Understand: CNC part set-up/ processing
  • Good interpersonal, computer, oral and written skills.

Working towards an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology or Machine shop Technology or related fields or equivalent testing experience.




Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting: Parts such as fixtures, brackets, pumps, tanks, intakes, heads, other related parts and accessories, up to 50 lbs., 40%
  • 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 cells, vibration shakers, air flow lab pumps
  • Other: NA
Description of Work Environment
  • Inside?  Outside? Combination? Where?: Inside, 95%, Outside 5%.
  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: NA
  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Rotating equipment, heavy fixtures, fuel, trip hazards, 100%
  • Travel/transportation requirements: NA
  • Other: NA

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers, 70%
  • Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: NA
  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: Vertical Mill, Lathe, Band Saw, Drill Press, and other related machine shop hand tools, repair tools, 50%                                              
  • Other: NA
Criticality of Attendance
  • Overtime, regular days, off days: Monday through Friday, 8 hrs/day and 5 days/week. Occasional weekend AWS/OTP
  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: AFTERNOONS Training and other work schedule may take place during days, afternoons, or midnights.
  • Necessity for regular attendance: Critical for employee to be there on a regular basis.
  • Urgency for punctuality: Critical for employee to be there on time.
  • 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 and supplemental language. 

Primary Location

: United States-Michigan-Dearborn-20313-DETO-05

Job Posting

: Oct 12, 2020, 6:43:08 PM


: Engineering



Job Type

: Experienced
Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations

 Dearborn 48121-5397
Capabilities: Advanced Technology Facilities