Wind Shear Test Cell Operator

at Jacobs Engineering Group
Location Concord
Date Posted April 6, 2021
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified


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. Our experience encompasses virtually every type of automotive test facility, including climatic and driveability wind tunnels; aerodynamic, acoustic, and thermodynamic wind tunnels; emissions test rooms; soak rooms; altitude chambers; engine and powertrain test cells; and electromagnetic anechoic chambers. We not only design and build these facility systems assets but also operate, maintain, and manage these facilities. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A WINDSHEAR TEST CELL OPERATOR: Job responsibilities will be progessive, and assigned based on individual skills. Specific skills in mechanical and electrical maintenance, instrumentation, calibration, computers and networks, automotive mechanics and racing industry knowledge. Technician will be cross-functional and expected to support all functions of the operation, including: Test cell operation Verification of vehicle instrumentation quality Test vehicle installation in the test facility Installation of test hardware on test articles General test support activities Programming of automated test procedures using wind tunnel control software Mechanical component assembly and maintenance activities. Qualifications MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND /OR SKILL REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of two (2) years college courses in engineering, automotive, skilled trade or associated disciplines plus two (2) years relevant experience. Additional relevant education may be substituted for a portion of the experience. Required skills needed for this position include: Vehicle mechanic: this position requires that the individual work on vehicle chassis set-up for wind tunnel testing, change tires, change shocks/struts, and install / remove any component on a vehicle. Individual must also have a thorough understanding of vehicle suspension, hydraulic systems, motors, mechanical screw devices, bearings and rotating equipment. Position requires precision level work with understanding of assemblies, mechanical fit and torque requirements. Fabrication: individual must have a good working knowledge of machine shop tools for building / assembling fixtures / components. (tools include lathe, mill, brake, shear, drill press and band-saw) Maintenance: individual will support mechanical and / or electrical / instrumentation maintenance activities Test Operations Controls and Data Acquisition: individual shall have working knowledge of instrumentation / controls / data acquisition enough to support wind tunnel operation and programming of test sequences (Lab View experience or equivalent is a plus). Computer: proficient in word processing, spreadsheets and file system management is mandatory (additional capabilities in database programing and computer networking is a plus) Teamwork: individual must be willing to work within a team and also take on leadership role in defined tasks Troubleshooting: individual shall be skilled in systematic approach to problem identification and resolution. Customer service: individual shall have character traits and personality geared toward customer service. Individual must be a clear communicator. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position Examples: Specify % of Time Lifting Climbing Crawling Special clothing/equipment (wearing) Unusual physical requirements High noise level Other Lifting 10% Crawling 20% High Noise 5% Description of Work Environment Examples: Specify % of Time Inside? Outside? Where Combination of above Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved Hazardous conditions - What are they Travel/transportation requirements Other Inside 80% Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks Examples: Specify % of Time Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which? Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which? Tools used in trade - which ones? Other Criticality of Attendance Examples: Specify % of Time Overtime, regular days, off days Shift, 2nd, 3rd Necessity for regular attendance Urgency for punctuality Overtime 10% Rotating Shift covering 1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd shift and weekends 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. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language . "

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