Temporary Automotive Electrical Technologist

Jacobs Engineering Dearborn , MI 48120

Posted 3 months ago

Our team is working with Automotive OEMs to troubleshoot and rework electrical systems on pre-production and production vehicles. Issues could be minor manufacturing issues resulting in modules not calibrated, wiring defects (bent pins, pin push-outs, or complete disconnects), or missing, damaged, or wrong components. We will be diagnosing the issues and making quick repairs as necessary. Repairmen will be making the more complex/time consuming repairs under our recommendation. Once repaired, the vehicles will be checked over once again and released back to the OEM.

This is a temporary position where the team is working 7 days a week for 12 hours each day through October 2019. Actual work hours are negotiable.

  • High school diploma required.

  • Minimum of six (6) years of related experience.

  • Experience with an Automotive Tier 1 or OEM in automotive electrical systems.

  • Knowledge of validating Electronic Module Software.

  • Knowledge of CAN (Controller Area Network) messaging and the use of VECTOR CANALYZER test tools.

  • Experience in automotive electrical systems testing, failure analysis, and root cause identification.

  • Can drive manual transmission vehicles.

  • Strong planning skills, proficient in Microsoft Project, able to draft and execute detailed workplans.

  • Understands how to read automotive electrical schematics and wire harness drawings.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

  • Exceptional collaboration skills, able to work with multiple people and manage a variety of projects simultaneously.

  • Expert user of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and Project) and strong ability to work with Macros.

  • Self-motivated problem solver with the drive to improve the current processes and develop best practices.


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

  • Lifting: Up to 50 lbs, 25%

  • Climbing: NA

  • Crawling: NA

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Slip resistant hardened toe shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection in designated areas, 100%

  • Unusual physical requirements: Sitting (75%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%)

  • High noise level: Exposure to high noise areas possible in test facility, 25%

  • Other: NA

Description of Work Environment (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Inside, office environment, test lab, 100%

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: NA

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Exposure to test equipment, 25%

  • Travel/transportation requirements: May require occasional local travel, 25%

  • Other: NA

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, 100%

  • Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: NA

  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: Occasional use of hand tools, 25%

  • Other: NA

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

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: 7 days a week. 6 am 6 pm or 6 pm 6 am

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: 12 hour shift

  • Necessity for regular attendance: Critical, 100%

  • Urgency for punctuality: Critical, 100%

  • Work hours are normally 12 hours per day and 7 days per week, Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary.

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.

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Temporary Automotive Electrical Technologist

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