Associate Test Engineer at Allison Transmission (Indianapolis, IN)

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JOIN THE TEAM THAT'S POWERING PROGRESS

Building cities. Driving commerce. Saving lives. For over 100 years, Allison Transmission has powered the vehicles and technology that move our world forward.

What powers us? Our employees. From the first person hired by James Allison in 1915 to the thousands across the globe who work for Allison today, we're driving progress everywhere because we employ top talent worldwide.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin driving your career forward!

Job Title:

Associate Test Engineer

Job Description:

Do you want to be part of improving the way the world works?

For more than a century, Allison Transmission has been on the front lines of innovation that truly impacts how our world moves. Allison continues to create innovative propulsion solutions for our customers that drive our world forward. Our electric hybrids are bridging the charging infrastructure gap while decreasing greenhouse gases. Our traditional powertrain products used in ambulances, school busses, and even battle tanks, where lives are relying on our technologies.

Allison's team is comprised of talented individuals across the globe, and our drive for innovation is being felt worldwide. Our vision is to be the global leader in commercial-duty propulsion solutions that Improve the Way the World Works. By joining our team, there are numerous ways to learn and contribute as we develop propulsion solutions that meet the needs OEMs and end users. Drive your career forward, with this opportunity as a Test Engineer located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Summary:

As the Test Engineer, you will be responsible for planning, managing, developing and oversight of the execution of test procedures, data collection, and analysis. Work involves testing/analyzing various powertrain systems/sub-systems in the test cell and/or vehicle level environment. The Test Engineer will be responsible for standardizing procedures, configuring test systems, data collection & analysis, test reports and working closely on a daily basis as an interface between our valued internal/external business partners and support personnel. The role will provide opportunity for hands-on involvement with Allison products, industrial test equipment, test operating controls systems, and powertrain systems including high horsepower engines, input and output dynamometers, propulsion systems, drivelines, heat exchangers, and cooling systems. This person will share knowledge, assist and train other engineers by a team approach in all projects.

In this role, you will be a valuable part of the team by:

  • Establish and generate standard operating procedures and document practices
  • Utilization of a systems engineering approach to design, develop, implement, and execute reliable, repeatable testing in support of business needs and timing
  • Contribute to department continuous improvement activities to increase testing efficiency, reduce cost, and drive high levels of quality
  • Assumes appropriate responsibilities as a member of the assigned product development team
    • Participates in planning and/or status meetings
    • Promotes teamwork on all work related assignments
    • Maintains willingness to share professional knowledge and experience with teammates
  • Plans, manages, and oversees the execution of product tests internal or external to Engineering Operations
    • Creating, managing, and delivering multiple projects on-time and to budget
    • Assures facilities and support areas are informed, equipped, and prepared to match the flow of test needs
    • Issues the appropriate instructional documents (work requests) as required to initiate and support the test flow
    • Assists in gathering, and performs analysis of test data to ensure its validity
    • Communicate technical data to internal and external engineering organizations/agencies
  • Has basic understanding of computer programming to modify durability test cycles and post processing applications
  • Documents test events/results through Test Reports, log entries and database entries as appropriate
  • Prepares, or assists in preparation of program bids or requests for cost estimates
  • Observes applicable procedures and practices as delineated in Test Operations Manual, PE Procedures, and Standard Procedures
  • Manages, monitors, and assists in assembly process of test units and disposition of parts
  • Adheres to and strives to improve the engineering development process
  • Establishes and updates best practices and standardized testing procedures
  • Other duties as assigned


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Automotive Engineering or equivalent degree/experience


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum of 1 year of Mechanical/Electrical/Automotive Engineering experience
  • Proficient in oral and written business communication
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Ability to set and meet goals for all deliverables
  • Basic mechanical aptitude
  • Proficiency with computer operations, including Microsoft Office tools
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings required


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in laboratory test environment
  • Basic knowledge of automatic transmission operation, clutches, controls (both hydraulic and electrical), hydraulics, gears, electric machines, and hybrid and electrified propulsion systems desired but not required
  • Basic understanding of computer programming in order to write & modify test cycles and support data analysis efforts
  • Troubleshooting experience in electronic controls, mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems preferred


Allison Transmission is an equal opportunity employer. We have opportunities for all qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran requiring assistance and/or reasonable accommodations reviewing any of the careers information, please contact us at 317-242-5000.

Please note that Allison Transmission will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Allison Transmission will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Primary Location:

Indianapolis, IN

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Allison Transmission is an equal opportunity employer. We have opportunities for all qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran requiring assistance and/or reasonable accommodations reviewing any of the careers information, please contact us at 317-242-5000.

Please note that Allison Transmission will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Allison Transmission will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.
More Information on Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Indianapolis, IN. Allison Transmission was founded in 1915. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 44 open jobs at Allison Transmission, click here.
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