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Senior Test Engineer

Bloomfield, CT, USA

Salary: US$80-100k

LiquidPiston, an advanced technology rotary engine development company, is seeking a Sr. Test Engineer with strong dynamometer, MATLAB, and LabVIEW programming experience to lead testing efforts for the development of our family of rotary internal combustion engines.

As Sr. Test Engineer you will:
• Design, develop, operate, and maintain testing systems in conjunction with the engine dynamometer/test cells
• Oversee engine assembly processes, direct a technician, and participate in hands-on assembly as necessary
• Maintain databases of component inventory, build logs, and hardware run times
• Debug mechanical, electrical, and software problems
• Calibrate diesel and gasoline engine controllers
• Write MATLAB code to post-process data
• Modify LabVIEW/Drivven code as necessary to assist in engine control and data acquisition
• Create/support standardized company procedures related to engine and bench testing
• Present data and conclusions to management
• Assist with conceptualizing, designing, and building test rigs as needed to diagnose problems with engine components and assemblies
• Invent/generate ideas to improve performance of engine components and systems
• Oversee and/or work with technicians, interns, and junior engineers on testing, analysis, and design projects

• BS or higher in Mechanical Engineering (MS preferred)
• Strong understanding of internal combustion engine efficiency, performance, and operation
• 3-5 years of professional experience with engine testing and/or calibration
• Expertise programming with MATLAB to analyze large data sets
• Strong understanding of data acquisition and sensors specific to engine testing
• Ability to maintain enthusiasm, work ethic, and open mind through challenging projects and component failures

Helpful Skills:
• Experience with advanced rotary and piston engine technologies (exhaust gas recirculation, Miller/Atkinson cycle, HCCI, etc.)
• Professional experience with camshafts, bearings, gears, and/or high-speed machinery
• Good communication and proposal writing skills.
• Experience working in a machine shop/prototype environment

About LiquidPiston, Inc.

Based in Bloomfield, CT, LiquidPiston, Inc. is an MIT-rooted R&D company poised to transform ten years of breakthrough thermodynamics research into the world’s most efficient and compact rotary Diesel engine. The company is funded by a mix of Venture Capital as well DARPA and Army Rapid Innovation Awards. Our company is small but has a big vision to transform combustion engines and hybrid electric applications as we know them.

$80-100k annual salary depending on qualifications and experience. LiquidPiston offers a health and dental plan plus a 401k and paid vacation/holidays.

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