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ASSOCIATE TECHNICIAN - MECHANICAL/ENGINE

Company: Southwest Research Institute
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Who We Are: Our team serves the marine, locomotive, mining, oil and gas, and power generation large engine (> 1000 kW) markets with a wide range of performance, emissions, and mechanical research and development activities. Objectives of this Role:

  • Support operation of large engine test cells.
  • Develop understanding of engine test systems, test cell configurations, use data acquisition system, and interface with engineering staff and division support teams.
  • Participate in on-the-job training and assist technical staff with engine installations, basic fabrication tasks, engine modifications, test cell modifications, test cell instrumentation calibrations and test cell operations.
  • Engage with the entire team to ensure high operational efficiency and provide high quality results to our clients. Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:
    • Operate test cells and observe, monitor, and record data while adjusting engine and test cell equipment to achieve defined specs.
    • Work with engineering staff and support staff to complete testing. Involved in installation and removal of test articles.
    • Follow written and verbal instruction from supervisors and project leaders. Interface with test cell computers, emissions analyzers, and related test cell equipment.
    • Operate test cells and observe, monitor, and record data while adjusting engine and test cell.
    • Demonstrate basic understanding of engines and mechanical systems.
    • Work safely with hand and power tools and adhere to all safety policies and procedures.
    • Retain new skills required for laboratory operations and test procedures.
    • Work productively and effectively in a team or as individual contributor.
    • Demonstrate willingness to learn and follow directions from team members with the desire to learn quickly and participate in a variety of tasks.
    • Must be able to perform all tasks in a safe and efficient manner and be available to work shift work and overtime when needed.
    • Record and document pertinent test and test cell information in logbook and follow all written test procedures. Requirements:
      • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent
      • Automotive/mechanical, Engine Technology classes preferred
      • Shift work required
      • 0-2 years: Automotive/mechanical experience obtained from either high school, vocational training or hands-on engine/mechanical repair work
      • Experience with the proper selection and use of hand and power tools
      • Welding and fabrication experience/knowledge or ability to learn
      • A valid/clear driver's license is required Special Requirements: Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas For more information about this division, visit the Powertrain Engineering home page. For benefits information at our San Antonio location, click here. For benefits information at all other locations, click here. An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

Keywords: Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio , ASSOCIATE TECHNICIAN - MECHANICAL/ENGINE, Professions , San Antonio, Texas

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