Dynamometer Technician (powertrain) Job In Normal, Illinois

Published 2023-09-19
Expires 2023-10-19
ID #1848785378
Dynamometer Technician (powertrain) Job In Normal, Illinois
United States, Illinois, Normal,
Published September 19, 2023



This role will be focused on operating and maintaining dynamometer test systems for development and validation testing of electrified powertrain systems (drive units, gearboxes).

The Dyno Technician will work closely with Powertrain Test Engineers to install, configure and maintain test properties across a variety of complex powertrain test equipment in order to execute and monitor testing to requirements specified by Powertrain Validation engineers.

Supported by the rest of the engineering team, you will be responsible for performing first line troubleshooting of any operational issues encountered on test and take ownership of delivering high quality test data to support high level Test & Validation plans for the products.

Operate and maintain large dynamometers (for vehicle and powertrain system level testing) Select and install instrumentation needed to collect response data from product during testing (accelerometers, strain gauges, pressure gauges, thermocouples, thermistors, hygrometers, voltage drop sense leads, etc.)

Build and setup test rigs/dynos for mechanical and/or electrical tests together with Powertrain, NVH, Thermal engineering teams

Perform routine maintenance to complex mechanical and electrical repairs.

Take active part in Environmental Heath & Safety within laboratory environment, contributing to Risk Assessments and ensuring a safe work environment

Support Validation Engineers to perform upgrades and modifications to Systems Under Test Perform first line of fault finding for operational issues which arise on System Under Test Perform diagnosis and repair of prototype vehicle's electrical/mechanical/software systems

Support Test Engineers to achieve test plans and test equipment upgrade projects Document and communicate findings through process and systems, taking ownership of early escalation where appropriate

Generate and take ownership of process documentation for test rigs and associated test equipment

Provide feedback, create and implement processes and suggestions to new and/or improved workshop standards, protocols, and processes.


7+ years Technician Experience working directly in test cells and/or large dynamometer systems

2+ years experience with electrified vehicles

Expertise in instrumentation (Thermocouples, RTDs, Strain Gauges, Accelerometers, Hygrometers, Pressure Gauges, Flow Meters)

Expertise in powertrain test set up and test error proofing

Expertise in mechanical tooling and build fixture design

Knowledge of motor, inverter, and gearbox concepts

Knowledge of propulsion system and thermal (coolant and refrigerant) systems Knowledge of Electric Vehicle safety Work under strenuous / awkward positions throughout the working day.

Operate a variety of scan tools, diagnostic equipment and common automotive test equipment

Strong diagnostic and problem solving skills to solve powertrain system issues

Someone that takes pride in their work Work in a team environment and communicate with fellow technicians

Basic workshop etiquette, provide verbal and writing communication across all teams

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Per annum
Occupation: Dynamometer technician (powertrain)

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