Instrumentation Support Engineer

Allen Park, Michigan
Nov 09, 2023
Nov 22, 2023
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Instrumentation Support Engineer

Job Summary:

Our client in Auburn Hills, MI is looking for an Instrumentation Support Engineer. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

The Instrumentation Service group is looking for a self-motivated engineer who will be responsible for providing technical leadership in the repair, upgrade and calibration of dynamometer test systems, instrumentation, and controls to support 128 conventional and electrified (BEV, BSG, ESS, HEV, PHEV, REEV) powertrain test cells. The Instrumentation Engineer will direct others in the repair and modification of test equipment to maximize facility run time and provide technical knowledge and guidance to technicians as they repair and troubleshoot issues in the field. Other duties include: performing workforce management, providing customer interface, contributing to the operational efficiency goals of the instrumentation group, and leading the installation of new and modified test cells, particularly those installations involving hybrid propulsion and electrified propulsion testing equipment. In addition, the Instrumentation Support Engineer will be required to work effectively with all levels of management, union represented employees, hardware and software engineers and suppliers.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from an ABET accredited university.
  • Experience in troubleshooting test equipment and problem analysis including root cause analysis.
  • Experience in AC & DC dynamometers systems, test cell instrumentation and test/control systems support.
  • Experience with PLC systems including ladder logic and hardware troubleshooting.
  • Experience with Battery Emulators and their application in eMotor and EDM (Electronic Drive Module) testing.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple jobs and projects simultaneously.
  • Motivated self-starter with good oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead technical personnel to achieve timely and effective completion of assignments.
  • 100% Onsite.
  • No driving of a vehicle required.
  • Motor / drive.
  • PLC (programmable logic control).
  • Data acquisition experience.

  • Master of Science degree in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering from an ABET accredited university.
  • 2+ years of experience with AC & DC motor/drive systems, control systems, computers, PLC, data acquisition systems, electronic components.
  • 2+ years of engine test support with an emphasis on test cell instrumentation & facility systems.
  • 2+ years of experience analyzing and defining equipment upgrades.
  • 2+ years of experience with the installation of new and modified test cells, particularly those installations involving new dynamometers and their controls.
  • In depth knowledge of Battery Emulators and Electric Vehicle Testing.

How You Will Be Successful:
  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business "First"
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer's toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today's problems into tomorrow's opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit

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Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair's history demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.