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Vacant Position

AVL is the world's largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems (hybrid, combustion engine, transmission, electric drive, batteries, fuel cell and control technology) for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, construction, large engines and their integration into the vehicle.

AVL North America has around 600 employees and 3 locations in Michigan: Plymouth – Headquarters, Ann Arbor and Bloomfield.

PEI Intern - Dynamometer Tech (#2019-2418)

America: USA
  • Plymouth, Michigan
Department: Powertrain Engineering

AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for an intern who has experience and high interest in automotive - specifically engine mechanical.  Qualified candidates should possess proficient communication skills and computer skills.   This position will start immediately and is for 2nd or 3rd Shift in the Ann Arbor area. Some overtime and weekend work is anticipated. The PEI Intern for the Operations Dyno area will set up, operate, and tear down experimental engines and other drivetrain components in an engine dynamometer test cell or test environment.  Support other activities related to lab operations including calibration, maintenance, and housekeeping. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.

Your Responsibilities:
  • Performs engine test part installation and removal.
  • Conducts and observes standardized tests following test parameters and, as required, obtains and records data or ensures data has been captured by an automated system.
  • Troubleshoots problems encountered with test equipment or other items associated with conducting tests in field of specialization.
  • Conducts routine maintenance and repair on equipment, engines, etc. following established schedules and procedures.
  • Fabricates equipment and testing apparatus components following blueprints, engineering schematics, equipment manuals, handwritten or drawn notes.
  • Uses PC to generate reports and to store and retrieve data, including inventory maintenance, and ordering procedures.
  • Engages in safe work practices and advises supervisor on improvements to test equipment fabrication, installation, and operation to ensure a safe laboratory operation.
  • Maintains a clean, professional, and organized work environment and appearance.
  • Communicates test status and results with internal and external customers
Your Profile:
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Read and follow schematics; equipment manuals; blueprints and drawings; and sample preparation and testing procedures.
  • Application of mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • May require associate’s degree or equivalent training and 0-2 years of experience in the field or related area
  • Follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job
  • Work under immediate supervision

Seize the professional challenges and opportunities offered by a high-tech enterprise - join our international team. We look forward to receiving your details; please use our online application form or send your application to AVL North America, Inc / AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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