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Instrumentation Support Engineer

Instrumentation Support Engineer
by Admin on 11-07-2023 at 3:53 pm

Website Altair

Job Summary:

Our client in Auburn Hills, MI is looking for an Instrumentation Support Engineer. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

The Instrumentation Service group is looking for a self-motivated engineer who will be responsible for providing technical leadership in the repair, upgrade and calibration of dynamometer test systems, instrumentation, and controls to support 128 conventional and electrified (BEV, BSG, ESS, HEV, PHEV, REEV) powertrain test cells. The Instrumentation Engineer will direct others in the repair and modification of test equipment to maximize facility run time and provide technical knowledge and guidance to technicians as they repair and troubleshoot issues in the field. Other duties include: performing workforce management, providing customer interface, contributing to the operational efficiency goals of the instrumentation group, and leading the installation of new and modified test cells, particularly those installations involving hybrid propulsion and electrified propulsion testing equipment.  In addition, the Instrumentation Support Engineer will be required to work effectively with all levels of management, union represented employees, hardware and software engineers and suppliers.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from an ABET accredited university.
  • Experience in troubleshooting test equipment and problem analysis including root cause analysis.
  • Experience in AC & DC dynamometers systems, test cell instrumentation and test/control systems support.
  • Experience with PLC systems including ladder logic and hardware troubleshooting.
  • Experience with Battery Emulators and their application in eMotor and EDM (Electronic Drive Module) testing.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple jobs and projects simultaneously.
  • Motivated self-starter with good oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead technical personnel to achieve timely and effective completion of assignments.
  • 100% Onsite.
  • No driving of a vehicle required.
  • Motor / drive.
  • PLC (programmable logic control).
  • Data acquisition experience.


  • Master of Science degree in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering from an ABET accredited university.
  • 2+ years of experience with AC & DC motor/drive systems, control systems, computers, PLC, data acquisition systems, electronic components.
  • 2+ years of engine test support with an emphasis on test cell instrumentation & facility systems.
  • 2+ years of experience analyzing and defining equipment upgrades.
  • 2+ years of experience with the installation of new and modified test cells, particularly those installations involving new dynamometers and their controls.
  • In depth knowledge of Battery Emulators and Electric Vehicle Testing.

How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business “First”
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products
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To view the job application please visit phh.tbe.taleo.net.

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