Test Engineer (Detroit, MI)

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Job Description

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers, and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with full year 2021 revenues of $18 billion and approximately 71,000 team members working at more than 260 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Performance Solutions, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

We are looking for a Test Engineer. This test engineering position is a hands-on role supporting test machines and staff and requires interaction with applications and product engineers, test technicians and contractors. It will require good technical skills, both mechanical and electrical/computer based as well as interpersonal skills and communication abilities both written and verbal to address the daily issues in the lab. The test lab operates equipment on a 24/7 basis within a larger global corporate testing group in which technical collaboration is important to program success.

The team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You'll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.

  • This position is responsible for providing engineering support for the brake dynamometer and vehicle test activities performed at the Friction Products Technical Center.
  • Lead test activities from start to finish - specification to machine execution to final report to customer
  • Support the attainment of corporate goals for workplace safety and machine utilization
  • Full time, in-person, day-time role in support of testing staff working on two shifts with periodic remote technical support of evening/weekend lab technicians as needed - (~1 hour/week) hands-on support of technicians in validating test set-ups and monitoring live testing as needed
  • Possess or attain fundamental knowledge of Automotive brake systems
  • Dynamometer testing (build-up, process, report creation, control scripts and troubleshooting)
  • Vehicle testing (build-up, process, vehicle test driving, report creation, and script creation)
  • Develop a working knowledge of friction materials through testing and analysis
  • Develop working knowledge of manufacturing processes by traveling to production facilities
  • Travel as required to support business needs
  • Strong comprehension of mechanical drawings and engineering specifications
  • Solid writing abilities for technical bulletins, presentations and reports
  • Strong knowledge of gauges and systems of measurement - transducers, load cells, data acquisition
  • Understand programming languages used for machine control - specifically brake dynamometer machine code
  • Understand Excel and visual basic programming to generate reports for customers - review and validate test results
  • Interact with customers and engineers to update on testing progress
  • Assist in testing scheduling and prioritization
  • Lead and/or assist in lab improvements related to process best practices, safety and capital improvement projects

Required Experience

EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in Engineering OR Associates degree with equivalent experience in brake testing

  • Strong knowledge of product line; working knowledge of engines; good reporting skills and use of PC.
  • 0-5 years of relevant work experience preferred (intern/co-op/full-time
More Information on Tenneco
Tenneco operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Lake Forest, IL, Southfield, MI and Indianapolis, IN. Tenneco was founded in 1888. It has 18578 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Family Medical Leave and Paid Holidays. To see all 38 open jobs at Tenneco, click here.
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