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SGS North America

Test Cell Enginer

Post Date:Jan 12, 2019Type:Full-Time
Start Date:1/12/2019Salary:
Location:US-CO-Aurora Job Reference:043260


•   Outstandingleadership experience and abilities, comfortable in dealing with variedengineers’ personalities providing coaching, mentoring, support to those inhis/her group as well as others in the organization

•   Outstandingcomputer skills and computer programming skills

•   StrongVerbal & Written Communication skills

•   Desireto work in fast-paced, rapidly changingand results’ oriented environment

•   Highability to manage time to prioritize competing tasks and demands being able to successfully resolve them

•   Abilityto approach problems in a scientific mannerand implement resolutions with minimal guidance

•   Abilityto effectively communicate and articulate ideas, operational, and test qualityissues to engineers and managers

•   Abilityto diagnose test operations problems using scientific principles and lead teamto implement effective solution

•   Subjectmatter expert for engine testing, focused on performance and exhaust emissions

•   Beaccountable for meeting engine test and development project objectives andmeeting quality objectives

•   Advancedknowledge of engine operation and controls for exhaust emissions (gasoline,diesel, natural gas)

•   Workingknowledge o engine calibration software and hardware tools

•   Abilityto competently and independently operate an engine test cell laboratory

•   Understandingof Federal regulations for emissions testing: CFR 40 Part 1065, and relevantstandard setting parts  

•   Abilityto perform routine maintenance on and calibrate the laboratory equipment



•  Maintain a safe, clean, and tidy worksite

•  Demonstrates strong commitment to SGS HSEPolicies, Procedures, and Work Instructions by participating in safetymeetings, completing required training, intervening in unsafe situations,refusing unsafe work, and complying fully with all applicable laws andregulations related to HSE

•  Responds quickly to emergency situations,assisting staff in maintaining readiness to respond to emergencies

•  In accordance with SGSHSE Mgmt. System requirements, disposes, or directs the disposal of wastegenerated daily, in compliance with all waste transportation and disposalregulations and requirements

•  Reports all safety incidents (actuals and nearmisses) in accordance with SGS IncidentReporting requirements

•  Uses all equipment (e.g.: safety-related) asintended, reporting damaged/lostequipment to supervisor

•  Maintains awareness of hazards & proposescontrols to supervisor, HSE representative, relevant client/site contact

•  Actively participates in incidentinvestigations and risk assessments as deemed necessary by SGS management



•   Validdriving license

•   Abilityand willingness to travel, sometimes on short notice

•   Reliabletransportation

•   Mustsuccessfully pass drug test and background check


"SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, andas such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classificationswithout regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age,marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as aprotected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics."


"This position is responsible to ensureequal opportunity in employment in that all persons are treated equally and onthe basis of merit, in decisions regarding selection, placement, promotions,training, work assignments, transfers and other personnel action”.

Job Description:

SGS is the world’sleading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS isrecognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratoriesaround the world.”


The Test Cell Engineer atSGS – ETC will act as the test cell lead for projects of moderate to highcomplexity in the testing and development of engines.   It is expected that the test engineer willexecute testing activities, complete test cell improvement tasks, lead testcell automation efforts, and present results/conclusions to the customer withminimal supervision. This positionwill require significant time spent in engine test cells.

Testing will be focused onheavy-duty engines, but may involve testing a broad range of engine types.Projects may include performance and emissions development, calibration, and/orvalidation and compliance testing. In many cases, test results may be used todemonstrate emissions conformity to state and federal agencies, and will beconducted in compliance with 40 CFR Part 1065 and other relevant regulations.

The test cell engineer isexpected to always act with integrity, strive for the highest in data quality,and fully support the certification/homologation process.


•   Reports to the Managerof Engine Test and Development


GeneralProfessional Responsibilities:

•        At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrityand Professional Conduct

•        High attention to detail and highlyprofessional appearance

•        Consistent exercise of independent judgment anddiscretion

•        Regular, consistent and punctual attendance

•        Ability to work nights, weekends, and variableschedule(s) as necessary


•        Responsible forefficiently and accurately executing test procedures while concurrentlyreviewing testing results to ensure reliability of data. It isexpected that the test cell engineer will operate the test cell daily for asignificant portion of each day.

•        Work with technicians to conduct engine testsand maintain optimal test cell operation per company and customer requirements.

•        Provide engineering support to customers.  This typically includes data analysis,results interpretation, component troubleshooting, duty cycle generation andevaluation, ECU flashing, configuring ECU development tools, control systemcalibrations and development

•        Perform testing to achieve productcertification and confirm compliance for the US Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) and California Air Resource Board (CARB) for powertrain emissions and OBD

•        Configure the test cell automation system fortesting, including channel set-up, calibration, programming of test

•        Diagnose and resolve engine and test cellequipment problems in a timely manner

•        Lead automation process of engine-relatedequipment

•        Insure combustion air, engine cooling, fueling,electrical, and emissions sampling subsystems are adequate for each project

•        Applies engineering principles and statisticalmethods routinely in project work

•        Responsible for advocating for the customer andstrive to ensure the engine laboratories are producing high-quality data, beingwell utilized to meet program goals

•        Update internal procedures and develop newprocedures as required

•        Lead development of new tools and advancedtesting approaches in areas of automation system development, control systemdevelopment, test procedure development, and optimization

•        Provide leadership to install, improve, andcommission advanced instruments/systems, partnering with other groups

•        Participate in building business opportunitieswith key customers by providing superior service and technical expertise


•   B.S.Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical preferred) or minimum two years’ relevantexperience with expertise in engine testing procedures and technology

•   Experiencewith analysis of emissions testing results strongly preferred

•   Outstandingcomputer skills and computer programming skills

•   Abilityto approach problems in a scientific mannerand complete tasks with minimal guidance

•   Desireto work in Aurora, CO area

•   Willingto travel up to 15% of the time

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