Engineering Senior Lab Technician in Bloomfield at Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Inc

Date Posted: 8/4/2020

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Job Description

Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS), located in Bloomfield CT, the leader in engine braking systems is seeking an Engineering Senior Lab Technician. This position supports internal and external customers  to perform testing, and design, specify, and support test equipment, in the Engineering Research and Development Laboratory.  This position develops and tests current & new concepts under direction of Engineering and Lab Manager. 

Responsibilities:

  • Able to independently complete tasks to support engineering laboratory testing while providing increased engineering data analysis and reporting, as well as facility systems troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance.
  • Implement techniques to improve test methods, equipment performance, and quality of product, with little direction.
  • Review the Request for Laboratory Services (RLS) and prints to understand test specifications, test procedures and objectives, and required test equipment, and identify items required for the test.
  • Set up and conduct tests on diesel engines and special test rigs per the instructions in the RLS.
  • Follow work instructions and review data during test to ensure accurate data is recorded, saved, and provided to the engineer; proactively make necessary adjustments accordingly to maintain quality data.
  • Design and fabricate special test equipment and instrumentation brackets as required.
  • Provide initial analysis comparing expected and actual test results.
  • Record test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and makes recommendations for changes in product design or test methods.
  • Summarize test data results for submittal and review with Engineers.
  • Occasionally provide engineering staff with formal written reports based on test data and analysis.
  • Create and follow Engineering Standards that document testing and facility procedures and best practices.
  • Actively participate in FMEA’s and Design Reviews as required.
  • Ensure calibration dates are current for measurement tools and gages; maintain measurement tools to avoid damage.
  • Requisition parts needed & determines reuse & length of storage for spare parts & test samples.
  • Support 2nd shift and weekend on-call and coverage as scheduled
  • Provide testing summary and cost charge-back information.

Instrumentation & Electrical

  • Advise and recommend the selection of appropriate electronic test instrumentation to the development engineers.
  • Support PLC programming to create new test set-ups; able to create, document and implement a PLC program.
  • Support programming of ADAPT and CAS, including the creation of control loops and automatic cell controls.
  • Complex circuit design, fabrication and testing of advanced electronic circuits.
  • Proficient with measurement of liquid and gas temperature and pressure, strain measurement, accelerometers, motion and position measurements using LVDTs, DVRTs, and Eddy current probes.
  • Design and build control systems to support requested testing.
  • Perform testing setup and calibration using PC-based data acquisition systems.
  • Prepare engines for test, which includes mounting instrumentation, point to point wiring, etc.

Mechanical Component Test Technician

  • Perform MTS controller setup and programming, interface with MTS Engineers to solve problems; schedule and perform hydraulic maintenance and calibrations.
  • Interface with Engineer, design resources, and vendors to implement test setup; perform point to point wiring from schematics.
  • Troubleshoot and repair test equipment to the component level; inventory and control spare parts.
  • Advanced fabrication and welding capabilities to fabricate from engineering drawing.
  • Knowledge of FEA verification tool, including application, and analysis of data.

Mechanical

  • Design and fabrication of special test brackets for instrumentation and other related hardware necessary to have engines meet test requirements and interface with test cells.
  • Install instrumentation and assist with calibration of instrumentation and facilities equipment.
  • Mount engines on universal test frames; install engines in test cells and setup for testing.
  • Test and troubleshoot diesel engines, which include dynamometer performance testing, durability testing in endurance cells and to diagnose & repair failed engines

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements



Education:

  • Minimum High School Education.
  • Technical Degree or Associates Degree in Engineering preferred.

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to assistance@altramotion.com.