The Senior Design Engineer for the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) serving as technical expert, is responsible for advancing design support and assisting with research activities for two experimental facilities: Turbocharger Bearing Friction Test Rig and the Turbine Dyno Test Cell; collaborates with CAR faculty and technical staff to reconstruct and commission the turbocharger bearing friction rig and turbine dyno; identifies equipment capabilities; proposes and implements hardware and software improvements to expand or improve rig and dyno capabilities, including new hardware (sensors, motors, and dyno) and the automation of (currently) manually controlled user interface; performs design, fabrication and assembly of mechanical, and electrical systems for use in experimental turbine and turbocharger research facilities; designs and calibrates instrumentation systems; researches equipment upgrade specifications; designs, purchases and installs upgrades to various electronic systems; acts as a liaison with technical research sponsors; takes detailed project notes and assists in sponsor reports for milestone and project reporting; recommends new approaches and modifications to improve current methods; oversees and guides technical staff and students, as appropriate; provides training to facility users on laboratory equipment as needed.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Resume and cover letter required with application submission.
Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience; considerable knowledge of laboratory methods and equipment in a research or manufacturing setting; experience with laboratory safety procedures and practices; five or more years of progressively responsible experience in the design, construction and repair of electronic, electrical, and/or mechanical equipment; ability to apply, translate, and adapt academic and practical knowledge in the conduct of engineering research.
Target Salary: $38.46 - $43.26 Hourly
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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