Vehicle Test Engineer

Requisition ID:  24627
Job Location(s): 

Ames, IA, US

Job Description

Danfoss Power Solutions is seeking a skilled Test Engineer for its Solutions Engineering team in Ames, Iowa.

Job Responsibilities

  • Drive vehicle testing projects from start to finish
  • Instrument off-highway vehicles with sensors, transducers, and other measuring equipment for field testing
  • Select and configure data acquisition hardware to achieve vehicle testing goals
  • Configure data acquisition software depending on testing needs
  • Create and modify data analysis scripts to automate data reduction and prepare it for use in reports
  • Analyze test data and report results to a variety of stakeholders
  • Communicate testing goals and results to engineering, marketing, and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate DAQ fitment and field testing activities with system engineers and engineering technicians
  • Establish and maintain strong links to other Danfoss Power Solutions testing groups locally and globally
  • Keep safety as a center focus through all phases of vehicle testing
  • Coordinate with ADC personnel on test track usage
  • Develop state of the art methods and procedures for off-highway vehicle testing
  • Able to operate a variety of off-highway vehicles
  • Maintaining measurement equipment and vehicles under team control
  • Executing vehicle start-ups and trouble shooting at Danfoss facilities and pilot customer facilities
  • Rendering “subjective judgment” of the drive behavior of a variety of construction, agriculture, and other off-road vehicles
  • Discussing vehicle functions and objectives with internal and external customers
  • Presentation of vehicles and systems at visitors and customers

Background & Skills

  • Engineering degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Agricultural Engineering (prefer BS, MS, or PhD)
  • Strong, demonstrated technical background and work experience
  • 2+ years in testing for fluid power industry, off-highway industry, automotive industry, or aero-space
  • Strong hands-on and practical experience
  • Plus+, Dewesoft, FAMOS, MATLAB, SOMAT, experience a plus

What we offer:

  • An interesting  and challenging job within an innovative research and development team environment
  • Continuous learning and new challenges where you will be able to develop your skills and competencies
  • The chance to be an important part of a highly skilled systems development team

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.

 

Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.

 

 

Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

 

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 40,000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.
 

 

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 40,000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.
 

 


Nearest Major Market: Ames
Nearest Secondary Market: Des Moines