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Test Specialist, Engine & Hybrid Powertrain

Test Specialist, Engine & Hybrid Powertrain
by Admin on 05-12-2023 at 1:57 pm

Website Altair

Job Summary:

Our client in Auburn Hills, MI is looking for a Test Specialist, Engine & Hybrid Powertrain. This is a Contract position.

This Test Specialist position is an opportunity for the right candidate to experience state-of-the-art powertrain technology and get involved in a wide range of development tasks that move application solutions from concept to production.

  • You will conduct and coordinate vehicle- or engine-based testing and evaluations of engine and hybrid powertrain systems
  • Support project engineers and project managers on a variety of projects encompassing several aspects of powertrain development.
  • Specialist will be expected to conduct projects with a high level of professionalism while meeting and/or exceeding our clients’ technical and timing expectations within the predefined project budget limits.
  • Create test plans, set up data acquisition systems, flash control modules, manage project inventory, coordinate vehicle testing, coordinate vehicle maintenance/repair/upfits and prepare detailed customer presentations/reports.
  • Hands-on aptitudes/interest with strong attention to detail and desire/ability to understand test plans is key for this role.


  • Understanding of engine and hybrid powertrain components
  • 5 years of experience with coordination of powertrain development tasks
  • Demonstrated teamwork, leadership and project management skills
  • Exceptional customer communication and presentation skills
  • Hands-on aptitudes/interest
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting of powertrain development and testing
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate development vehicle fleets and provide direction to drivers, technicians and fabricators


  • BSME or BSEE preferred but not necessary, Associates degree is also acceptable
  • Working knowledge of all types of engines and powertrain systems
  • Knowledge of the powertrain calibration process
  • Programming (Excel/Visual Basic, Matlab, etc.)
  • Data acquisition equipment HW/SW such as ATI Vision, ETAS INCA, ADAPT/iTest, CANape, CANalyzer, CSM, etc.
  • Hybrid systems / high voltage system knowledge
  • Understanding of electrical circuits / wiring
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Project, etc.)

How You Will Be Successful:

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

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer’s toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing and artificial intelligence (AI).

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit altair.com .

Ready to go? #ONLYFORWARD    

At our core we are explorers; adventurers; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world’s most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and uncharted waters, we dive in headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible; discovering new solutions to our customer’s toughest challenges.

Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair’s history demonstrates a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.

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