Test Engineer I

Job Locations US-OH-Raymond
Job ID
Vehicle Dynamics - Test


Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Goken America is an Engineering Services and Product Development company founded in 2004. At Goken America we strive to expand and deliver upon our company motto of “Creating Something Different”. We are continually striving to strengthen our organization, and are always seeking talented individuals who have a strong desire to work in an environment where they can make a difference.


Our “Vision” is to empower our associates to affect change wherever change is needed. Our “Mission” is that in building trust we foster greatness is our people, excellence in our clients and impact in our communities.


Goken America provides an excellent benefits package, one month of paid time off per year and a very competitive compensation plan. In addition, when applicable, we will also provide relocation assistance, temporary housing, visa support and other fringe benefits.


Position Summary:

This role will support engineering test and development activities.


Essential Duties: (This list is not exhaustive and other duties may be assigned)

  • Lead and support the engineering test activities by applying engineering principles, experiences and various analysis tools in following established test plans/procedures to test parts/components in area of specialty to determine design feasibility and ensure parts/components meet design acceptance criteria, performance level targets and any applicable regulatory/internal standards. 
  • Depending on functional area, have to perform objective and subjective testing by driving.
  • Utilize data acquisition tools to collect data, analyze and report results.
  • Conduct vehicle benchmarking for the purpose of target setting. 
  • Support vehicle tuning and instrument vehicles for objective tests.
  • Search new ways to increase overall efficiency, utilize up-to-date technology. 
  • Coordinate with design and CAE teams to report results and develop countermeasures.
  • Travel to client/ test sites required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 6 months relevant internship experience.
  • Education with the following specialties preferred: Mechanical, Mechanical Technology, Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing.
  • Experience using Data Acquisition tools.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS office.

Preferred Skills: 

  • Formula SAE (FSAE), BAJA SAE, EcoCar, Mini BAJA SAE, experience preferred
  • Test track / driving experience preferred.
  • Hands on experience with wrenching and vehicle instrumentation preferred.
  • Experience in Simulink and multi-body simulation tools (such as ADAMS, SIMPACK) and knowledge in vehicle dynamics is a plus
  • Experience in control systems such as dSPACE ControlDesk, CAN interface is preferred.


Physical Demands:   

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. 



Goken America is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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