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Engineering Technician 2021-008 Job in East Liberty, Ohio US

Engineering Technician 2021-008

Transportation Research Center, Inc. - East Liberty, OH

Posted: 6/2/2021 - Expires: 8/31/2021

Job ID: 227865566


Job Description


 TRC is seeking an Engineering Technician for instrumentation, troubleshooting, and operation of test equipment that will be used in automotive research testing.  Engineering technicians provide semi-professional technical support for engineers supporting in such areas as research programs, equipment design, test development, and testing. This position focuses heavily on test instrumentation that involves the use of digital data acquisition equipment.  The engineering technician must be able to understand the types of data being collected, recognize when instrumentation and/or equipment is not functioning correctly, and repair as necessary. The engineering technician will also process data to assure it is delivered to the customer per specific requirements. The engineering technician must be able to analyze test data acquired, including the ability to identify patterns and relationships among data channels that may be meaningful, then reporting these observations.  Engineering technician should possess a strong and practical understanding of motor vehicles, systems, and equipment. This position may require working in a variety of environments such as: in-vehicle dynamic testing, laboratory testing, outside testing in inclement weather, and at off-site locations that will require interaction with the public.

Essential Functions*

Perform static vehicle testing, including test instrumentation set up, execution, automation, data collection, data processing, data analysis, and reporting

Perform dynamic vehicle testing, including test instrumentation set up, execution, troubleshooting, data collection, data processing, data analysis, and reporting

Basic machining, fabrication and bench test automation

Assemble, repair, and troubleshoot test equipment and support systems

Provide technical support to project teams

Hands on mechanical and welding experience

Experience with vehicle safety systems

*TRC Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is willing to make a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job.

**Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Other Duties and Responsibilities (Non-Essential Functions)

Assist in the development of proposals and plans for test equipment troubleshooting and testing

Coordinate project schedule changes and scope of work with project teams

Assist in presentation and report preparation

Assemble or install equipment or parts requiring simple and advanced wiring, soldering, or connecting of instrumentation

Record test data

Conduct a variety of tests, prepares test scenarios, adjusts and operates equipment

Follow set up procedures and conduct tests using established methods as well as creative methods

Develop creative solutions to technical problems

Follow safety procedures; wear protective equipment including safety glasses and steel-toed shoes

Assists in design modifications

Extracts and compiles engineering data and identifies errors or inconsistencies

Support TRC Inc.’s Quality and EH&S (Environmental, Health, and Safety) efforts


High school diploma is required

Associate’s degree in a mechanical engineering technology and/or electronic discipline is preferred

Recognized certification(s) and minimum five years related experience or 10 years demonstrated expertise in applied disciplines is preferred

Practical knowledge and experience of vehicle testing applications

Practical knowledge of science or engineering

Proficient in the use of test equipment and/or tools and machinery

Valid driver’s license

Excellent communication skills

Basic computer skills

Proficient in the use of instrumentation and data acquisition equipment

Working conditions

Standard office, climate controlled environment

May be exposed to temperatures below 0 degree and above 95 degrees

May be exposed to inclement weather

May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, such as gas, oil, and paint

Physical requirements

Ability to move objects weighing up to 50 pounds

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time

Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment

Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers

Capable of positioning one’s self into bending, stretching, climbing, or awkward positions

It is the policy of TRC Inc. to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation (LGBTQIA+), veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by law.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Associate's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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