SGS North America
Technician Engine Operations
At a glance
Location: US-CO-Aurora Map
Posted: 09/09/2019
Closing: 10/08/2019
Degree: 2 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
SGS North America
Job description

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.”



The Technician Engine Operations will act as a primary test cell operator in a heavy-duty engine emissions test cell. Typical activities will include independent execution of test pans as provided by the engineering team, installation of engines in the test cell, and maintaining lab equipment. This position will require significant time spent in engine test cells.

Testing will be focused on heavy-duty engines, but may involve testing a broad range of engine types. Projects may include performance and emissions development, calibration, and/or validation and compliance testing. In many cases, test results may be used to demonstrate emissions conformity to state and federal agencies, and will be conducted in compliance with 40 CFR Part 1065 and other relevant regulations.


  • At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct.
  • High attention to detail and highly professional appearance.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and variable schedule(s) as necessary.

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for executing daily test plans in accordance with customer requirements and ensuring the test results are of the highest quality and accuracy
  • Responsible for monitoring the accuracy and quality of all test data generated
  • Responsible for the installation of engines into the test cell and configuration of test bed operation system for safe and optimal testing
  • Responsible for installing instrumentation, set up of test control interface, and various measurement devices, including configuration of data channels and test profiles
  • Become proficient at using the test cell automation systems
  • Assist facility and instrumentation engineers to maintain emissions analyzers and ensure plumbing, air supply, and fuel supply are adequate for each test configuration
  • Conduct engine maintenance and component changes
  • Fabricate and/or modify engine test components as required
  • Responsible for maintaining engine and laboratory equipment, and troubleshooting of lab instrumentation
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe work environment
  • Participation in laboratory environment and safety management program
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
    Job requirements


    • 3 years of experience in engine and/or vehicle testing for performance and emissions
    • Associates degree (or equivalent experience)
    • Experience in engine or vehicle maintenance, repair, and diagnostic troubleshooting
    • Skilled use of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel
    • Ability to approach problems in a scientific manner and implement resolutions with minimal guidance
    • Ability to work nights, weekends, and variable schedule(s) as necessary
    • Ability to effectively communicate and articulate ideas, operational & test quality issues to engineers and managers.


    • High level of integrity, ethics, and drive towards customer service with strong poise, tact, and diplomacy
    • Strong orientation towards teamwork
    • Strong Verbal & Written Communication skills
    • Desire to work in fast paced, rapidly changing and results’ oriented environment
    • High ability to manage time to prioritize competing tasks and demands being able to successfully resolve them
    • Knowledge regarding the operation and maintenance of diesel / gasoline vehicles or engines
    • Strong computer skills
    • Conduct Engine performance and emissions tests in collaboration with an engineer
    • Ability to approach problems in a scientific manner and implement resolutions with minimal guidance
    • Able to use motorized equipment to move vehicles and materials.
    • Able to bend, squat, lift up to 50 lbs. stand or sit for up to two hours.
    • Use basic hand and power tools to maintain engine and laboratory equipment.
    • Use a MS Windows based computer including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and custom software.
    • Able to read and interpret data to participate in data quality review and troubleshooting activities


    • Maintain a safe, clean, and tidy worksite
    • Demonstrates strong commitment to SGS HSE Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions by participating in safety meetings, completing required training, intervening in unsafe situations, refusing unsafe work, and complying fully with all applicable laws and regulations related to HSE
    • Responds appropriately to emergency situations and assists other staff members in maintaining readiness to respond to emergencies within the workplace
    • In accordance with the SGS HSE Management System requirements, disposes of, or directs the disposal of, waste generated as a part of daily work performed in a safe manner and in compliance with all waste transportation and disposal regulations and requirements
    • Reports all incidents (actuals and near misses) in accordance with the SGS Incident Reporting requirements.
    • Uses all equipment (including safety equipment) in the manner intended and reports any damaged / lost equipment to supervisor
    • Maintains awareness of hazards and proposes controls to supervisor, HSE Representatives or relevant contact
    • Actively participates in incident investigations and risk assessments as deemed necessary by SGS management


    • Valid driving license
    • Reliable transportation
    • Must successfully pass drug screen and background check.

    "SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics."

    "This position is responsible to ensure equal opportunity in employment in that all persons are treated equally and on the basis of merit, in decisions regarding selection, placement, promotions, training, work assignments, transfers and other personnel action”.

    Technician Engine Operations