AVL North America

  • Testing Engineer

    Job Location US-CA-Lake Forest
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
  • Overview

    AVL Technical Center in Lake Forest, CA is looking to add a Testing Engineer to the team.  Qualifid candidates for this position will have an applicable degree or experience.  In addition, applicants must possess proficient communication skills - both written and verbal.  This position will be involved in projects utilizing emerging technologies in the automotive industry.  This role will provide technical and program execution capacity to Cross-Functional engineering program team activities for powertrain, transmission, driveline, and component testing.


     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 now or in the future.




    The CTC group provides the required powertrain test system development and durability expertise to projects. Areas of support include but are not limited to: control systems, cooling systems, lubrication and vent systems, clutches, valve train, power cylinder, sealing systems and driveline structure. The specific roles of a Testing Engineer in this effort include:

    Prepare test scripts for automated test procedures

    Prepare CAPL scripts for implementation of CAN gateway between Unit under test & control system

    Prepare test properties for installation into the powertrain test cell

    Design 3 dimensional models of fixtures for Unit under test

    Fabricate fixtures for support of Unit under test

    Installation of wiring harness to Unit under test

    Installation of data acquisition system to Unit under test

    Plans and performs mechanical development and durability/validation and other relevant engineering project work within project team as required.

    Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, powertrain testing, data analysis and validation.

    Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports.

    Coordinates activities concerned with scheduling and resolving engineering test issues.

    Supports and participates in customer meetings.

    Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements, including opinions and interpretations.

    General shop support

    Fabrication support


    A Testing Engineer is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas:


    Clearly communicate details of project and test data with customer

    Support the Business Development process for specific programs

    On time delivery of program expectations with favorable feedback

    Active involvement in Annual Review and Work Planning Process


    Support opportunities for technology development and knowledge capture and re-use.

    Actively pursues awareness of Global AVL technology capabilities

    Familiarity with regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectations

    Independent functionality in at least one of the following areas:

    Cooling system development

    Lubrication and vent system development

    Durability and validation testing of engine and transmissions

    Reliability and Quality

    Transmission and driveline development

    3 dimensional modeling of supporting fixtures

    Knowledge of AC/DC wiring

    Knowledge of low voltage systems

    Knowledge of high voltage systems: Batteries, Inverters, Motors



    Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members

    Accountability for individual and team delivery

    Active pursuit of personal improvement

    Effective communication with all levels of the program team


    Experience and Education

    Bachelors Degree in Engineering

    0 – 3+ years of applicable experience


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