|Vehicle Test Engineer I
Performs vehicle testing and participates in vehicle and powertrain development, evaluation, validation projects, and durability projects. Assists Vehicle Engineering management with garage management, resource control, budget control, scheduling and reporting. Supports and assists ISZJ and other departments of IMSA with vehicle and component testing activities as required. Supports and assists ISZJ and other departments of IMSA with vehicle and component testing activities as required. Assists in researching customer usage. Evaluates and purchases testing equipment for vehicle engineering and maintains current test equipment to ensure efficient operation. Works closely with Powertrain, Engine & Emissions, Commercial Vehicle, and ISZJ departments to execute various development, evaluations, and validation projects.
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline. Some college courses and seminar/industrial training in specialty area preferred. Minimum one year experience in automotive research and development preferred. Commercial truck and/or engine system test engineering experience preferred. Basic knowledge of vehicles, powertrains, and test and development methods. Excellent PC skills in Windows applications (Word, Excel, etc.), and data analysis software. Excellent interpersonal/communication skills. Strong mechanical aptitude and technical report writing skills. Strong analytical skills. Ability to set up data acquisition systems to record and analyze, use test equipment and follow project goals and targets. The employee must be able to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer. Position requires moderate lifting of approximately 30 lbs. Frequent bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, sitting, standing, and walking are necessary in performance of job duties. Must be able to work in hot and cold weather extremes. Must be able to obtain and maintain a commercial driving license and medical certificate. Position requires 20-30% travel, including overnight stays. Must be available to participate in occasional travel/weekend work.