Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering

Location: IA

Job#: 105465



The Mechanical Engineer will setup, maintain and operate assigned test cells.  Additionally, they will perform engine preparation and dynamometer cell operation/testing.  Duties include fabrication/set-up of test fixtures, perform lab test procedures, perform vehicle testing, diagnose/troubleshoot issues on the engines themselves and lab upkeep.


  • Maintain and operate engine and vehicle test benches including associated equipment and
  • Organize information and
  • Set up production and prototype engines, vehicles and
  • Provide test support for complex tests without significant assistance from
  • Significant communication with customer
  • Ability to properly maintain more than one
  • Proficient to create automated tests using test cell
  • Support facility issues affecting test cell
  • Manage project downtime by working on organization
  • Perform all work according to organization and ISO
  • Performs work in a safe manner with all job assignments and is responsible for using proper equipment and work methods on a daily
  • Performs day to day maintenance checks on projects that are


  • Analytical problem solving
  • Planning, organization and prioritization (time management)
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to effectively communicate in written and verbal
  • Clear understanding of and ability to abide by company mission and
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; to understand and accurately complete written and verbal
  • Ability to understand ICE (internal combustion engine) operation, testing, and repair
  • Ability to learn how to operate a dynamometer test cell
  • Ability to learn effective use of all types of electronic troubleshooting and repair equipment including oscilloscopes, multimeters, current probes, signal generators, frequency counters, spectrum analyzers, through-hole and surface mount soldering equipment, crimp tools
  • Understanding of mechanical measurement devices and instruments used in measuring temperature, pressure, flow, and their use
  • Ability to learn how to wire electrical systems such as instrumentation power supplies, controls, sensors, actuators, VFDs and motors
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics, wiring diagrams, assembly drawings and technical data sheets
  • Proficiency with machine tools, including drill press, band saw, sander,
  • Proficiency with hand tools used in engine maintenance.
  • Proficiency with welding and fabricating.
  • Working knowledge of computer software including Word, Excel, Email, Test Cell Control Software and Complex Combustion Measurement (Cyflex, Engine Communication Software, FileZilla)

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