Jacobs Safety Laboratory Test Technician in Dearborn, Michigan

Safety Laboratory Test Technician


Support testing in the areas of front/rear impact, interior head impact, head-form impact, Servo and HYGE sled operation, etc. Testing responsibilities include fixture fabrication, mechanical preparation and instrumentation, test execution, data collection and post test removal of test equipment and components. Test Lab instrumentation including application, installation, and calibration and troubleshooting of transducers, accelerometers, load cells, potentiometers and other various types of electrical equipment.


  • High School Diploma


  • Associate in Automotive Technology or related field of study.

  • Experience in an occupant safety testing facility and performance testing on airbag and safety restraint systems.

  • Experience with instrumentation used in safety testing, including TC’s, Load Cells, Strain Gages, String Pots, Accelerometers, CMM equipment, etc.

  • Equipment experience includes operation of: HYGE or Servo sled, Tinius or Instron, airbags and safety restraint systems.

  • Mechanical and electrical knowledge, welding experience (MIG, TIG, Arc), basic machine shop / fabrication experience.

  • Flexibility to move to a day shift to support testing for an extended period.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

Lifting - 25%, up to 50 pounds

Climbing - 25%

Safety glasses, hearing protection on sites, safety shoes - 100%

Manual handling of Powered Material Handling Vehicle (PMHV) - 75%

Audiograms required (TWA over 85 dB)

Sitting (50%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%)

Job requires manual labor

Work Environment

Inside facility - 100%

Must pass PMHV licensing

Equipment and Machines

Computers - 25%

PMHV - 25%

Air driven sockets, basic hand tools - 25%


Monday through Friday - 100%

Afternoon shift 3:00pm-11:30pm, but Shift assignment is subject to change, so candidate must be flexible with available work hours

Possibility of moving to a day shift for several months at a time.

Punctuality and regular attendance are critical - 100%

Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5days per week, Monday-Friday. Regular attendance of scheduled hours isextremely important. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary. Musthave flexibility of work days to cover weekend testing requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Must complete and pass a pre-employment drugscreen, health performance evaluation, PHMV exam, and background check.

Must demonstrate professional behavior at alltimes when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear,concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written.Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose asafety risk to self or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere bybehaving and communicating in a professional manner. Dependable personaltransportation to work site is required.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Michigan-Dearborn

Req ID: PFO0000ZV