Engine Calibration Engineer in Waterloo, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 4/4/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Volt is looking for aa Engine Performance Engineer to work on-site with our customer in Waterloo, IA on assignment in a manufacturing and agriculture environmentAs an Engine Performance Engineer you will develop diesel engine calibrations to meet existing and future emissions regulations and customer application requirements. In addition, you will:

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute test plans to thoroughly evaluate engine performance and emissions
  • Support and execute test cell activities for multiple shift operation.
  • Perform engine analysis projects using GT Power
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with test lab personnel and other engine functional groups including controls, base engine design and development, PV&V, and applications.
  • Independently analyze test data, create and present summary and conclusion of results and bring recommended course of action.
  • Document test results and conclusions in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and release performance and emissions calibrations to support application software releases.
  • Support documentation and factory implementation
  • Contribute to discussions of potential concepts to meet future emissions regulations.
  • Support PV&V activities for aftertreatment performance, engine calibration and durability testing, vehicle functional mules, and other general troubleshooting activities.
  • Mentor others in the team and assume training responsibilities when necessary.
  • Demonstrate leadership in continuous refinement and improvement of calibration methods and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Agricultural, or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience in a related career field.
  • Candidates must be an excellent communicator, both verbal and written, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment.
  • Experience with engine and combustion principles and emissions control technologies.
  • Knowledge of electronic engine control systems and calibration techniques.
  • Exposure and proficiency with engine test lab equipment, data acquisition, and data analysis tools.
  • Experience with diesel engines design and development, engine subsystem, or component development and qualification.
  • Expert knowledge of DIAdem, MATLAB tools, or other data analysis software.
  • Ability and willingness to work some off-shift hours to support multiple shift operation.
  • Working knowledge of GT-Power (and GT-Suite in general).
  • Design for Six Sigma, Six Sigma, or Systems Engineering Experience.
  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering from an ABET accredited university.
  • 2 or more years’ engine test/development experience in the industry.

Volt provides highly skilled contingent workers to local, national and international clients in all major industries.  Volt has over 60 years of experience and is a leader in the industry.  We work with many of the Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to provide workforce solutions.

We have a talented and upbeat staffing team focused on the quality of your career.  We have a long-standing tradition of developing lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our employees.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact a Volt representative by applying to this posting online for immediate consideration. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

If you do not meet all the qualifications of the position listed here, please be sure to go to http://jobs.volt.com to see the other positions we have available that you may qualify