• Test Engineer II

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

    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.


    Key responsiblities: 


    • Test & Support ATV/SxS product development in key areas of dynamic performance (power character/driveability), powertrain cooling, heat management
    • Typical tasks include:
    • Developing test plans and schedules
    • Preparing test parts, instrumenting test parts and vehicles Conducting subjective/objective testing and calibration in the lab (i.e CBU Dyno, Bench) or field Developing countermeasure ideas or calibrations using sound engineering principles Analyzing, judging, reporting test results and working with development team to implement countermeasures when necessary
    • Making recommendations to improve test capability, output and efficiency (continuous improvement)


    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.
    • Analyze and resolve problems with moderate level of guidance and direction.
    • Negotiate with other departments internally and suppliers externally to meet the spec requirements.
    • Coordinate with design and CAE teams to report results and develop countermeasures.
    • Search new ways to increase overall efficiency, utilize up-to-date technology.

    Travel to client / test sites required.





    Minimum Qualificaitons:


    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 2-7 yrs relevant industry experience.
    • Education with the following specialties preferred: Mechanical, Mechanical Technology, Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing.
    • Minimum 2yrs experience using Data Acquisition tools.
    • Proficiency in MS office.


    Preferred Skills: 


    • Familiar with test equipment such as CAN data acquisition systems and dynometers. 
    • Experience or interest with ATV, SxS, Motorcycles etc. 
    • Formula SAE (FSAE), BAJA SAE, EcoCar, Mini BAJA SAE, experience preferred
    • Hands on experience with wrenching and vehicle instrumentation preferred.
    • Off road driving experience required for test driving.
    • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills as well as a strong mechanical aptitude to include general vehicle maint3enance and fabrication skills. 
    • Must be flexible in the lab and have a hands on attitude. 
    • Must work collaboratively and be a good team member in a challenging fast paced enviroment. 



    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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