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6072 - Engine Laboratory Technician - Richmond, CA 94801


The Client Richmond Engine Laboratory (CREL) is a customer-focused service group within Client that supports client research activities used to develop and evaluate performance of fuels (gasoline/diesel) and fuel additives. CREL conducts engine tests using vehicles, automotive engine test stands, and specialized research engines. The Shift Technician position is an integral part of a dedicated team consisting primarily of mechanics and technicians.

***There are 3 shifts (morning, swing, grave) the worker is expected to be available for all three. The worker will work each shift two months at a time

-Morning Shift: 6am-2pm; Swing Shift: 2pm-10pm; Grave Shift: 10pm-6am

-first 6 weeks will be training: 2 weeks morning shift, 2 weeks swing shift, 2 weeks grave shift

-Every 2 months will alternate shifts AND days of week working (Monday-Friday or Wednesday-Sunday)***

Key Responsibilities:

· Works rotating (Day, Swing and Grave) shifts.

· Operates automotive test engines and vehicles according to established specifications.

· Monitors all operations and makes necessary adjustments to control systems to ensure specification compliance.

· Performs diagnosis of problems and makes repairs to test engines and control systems.

· Maintains adequate fuel supply to all engines and vehicles.

· Strong mechanical aptitude is essential.

Key Required Qualifications:

· High school diploma (or equivalent)

· 0-2 years of experience with:

· Experience working with automotive engines or mechanical systems

· Formal technical training in automotive mechanic/technology (ASE Certified or similar certification).

· Experience working in a technical environment.

· General engine knowledge through recent education or work experience as a mechanic.

· Monitoring and adjusting process control systems.

· Formal training in electronic instrumentation.

· Basic math skills (algebra).

· Excellent teamwork skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Basic computer skills, experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

-Formal training in automotive technology, electronics, or automated control systems

-Experience working shift work / off hours (highly desirable).