Test Engineer

  • Afton Chemical Corporation
  • Jul 30, 2020
Full time Engineering

Job Description


The selected individual will be responsible for designing and/or upgrading test apparatus (rigs/lanes/cells) as required, reducing and validating test data, tracking test severity, ensuring customer needs are being met, communicating with the Operations group to ensure productive and efficient testing, representing Afton at industry meetings and always looking for ways to improve our testing and efficiency. As a key member of the Mechanical lab, the expectation would be to take a hands-on approach to our testing and problem solving, be an integral part of all solutions, and where applicable, lead OEM’s, customers or the industry to solutions that are technically sound while protecting Afton’s interests and capabilities.


  • Design and develop tests that produce performance data to meet the objectives of internal/external customer programs.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge of Afton’s technology, customer needs, market trends, and industry direction
  • Maintain safe work practices and adhere to all safety regulations.
  • Comply with all ISO and quality system requirements with an emphasis on continuous improvement.
  • Maintain productive relationships with team members, internal and external customers.
  • Prepare written technical reports and make oral presentations internally and externally as necessary.


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a testing environment, preferably in automotive, fuels, emissions or lubricant testing
  • Experience with design, construction, and commissioning of test cells, rigs or other research tools is highly desirable.
  • Intimate knowledge of vehicles, engines and/or transmissions and associated electronics
  • Solid understanding of PID control


  • Working knowledge of SI and CI engines, fuel management systems, electronic engine control, CAN communication and basic instrumentation and test cell hardware.
  • Excellent project management skills (MS Project) with the ability to run projects with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communications skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to work productively in cross functional team situations
  • Demonstrates effective presentation development and delivery skills
  • Demonstrates a “customer service” orientation to assignments
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Able to tolerate multiple work interruptions and to maintain focus on details
  • Demonstrates adequate literacy in routine computer applications
  • Understanding of basic statistics is desirable
  • Able to interact effectively with employees at any level, from technician to VP
  • Able to prioritize and organize work effectively
  • Able to travel as required (up to 20%)

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.