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Mechanical Technician at Altra Industrial Motion Corp.

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Bloomfield, Connecticut





Job Description:
Job Description

This is a position for a Mechanical Technician in our Engineering Research and Development Laboratory where we primarily test engine brake systems and components on heavy-duty diesel engines. This position develops and tests current and new concepts on diesel engines, head rigs and component testing equipment under direction of Engineering Lab Supervisor. This is a salary non-exempt position with the requirement to work first shift.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Review the Request for Laboratory Services and test schematics to understand test specifications, test procedures, objectives, and required test equipment
  • Test and troubleshoot diesel engines, which include dynamometer performance testing, durability testing in endurance cells and to diagnose & repair failed engines
  • Safely use lifting devices (cranes, forklifts, lifting gear) for installing engines on frames and engine rebuilding
  • Design and fabrication of special test brackets for instrumentation and other related hardware necessary to have engines meet test requirements and interface with test cells
  • Record test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and makes recommendations for changes in product design or test methods
  • Create and follow Engineering Standards that document the testing and facility procedures and best practices
  • Ensure calibration dates are current for measurement tools and gages
  • Install instrumentation and assist with calibration of instrumentation and facilities equipment
  • Maintains work area and tools for cleanliness
  • Support weekend on-call and coverage as schedule


The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements

Critical Competencies
  • Understand the nature of both mechanical and electrical technical problems with ability to trouble-shoot to detect and correct the root-cause
  • Broad knowledge of engines required; diesel engine knowledge preferred
  • Good computer skills; experience with Microsoft Office Suite required

Education and Experience Requirements
  • High School Diploma
  • Technical Certificate in Diesel or Automotive Technology or Associates Degree in engineering strongly preferred

Physical Demand and Work Environment:

Must be able to stand up to 8 hours per day and lift up to 50 lbs.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to [Click Here To Join].