Test Engineer

Date: Jan 27, 2023

Location: Plymouth, MI, US

Company: Tenneco

Tenneco’s Motorparts (DRiV) is a world leader in the international automotive aftermarket built from the combined strengths of Tenneco, Federal-Mogul and Öhlins with 31 of the best known and respected aftermarket brands, including 14 brands 100 years or older. Our colleagues throughout 25 countries around the world work as one team, driving advancements that help our customers get the most from every vehicle, every ride, every race and every journey.


We are looking for a Test Engineer. This test engineering position is a hands-on role supporting test machines and staff and requires interaction with applications and product engineers, test technicians and contractors. It will require good technical skills, both mechanical and electrical/computer based as well as interpersonal skills and communication abilities both written and verbal to address the daily issues in the lab. The test lab operates equipment on a 24/7 basis within a larger global corporate testing group in which technical collaboration is important to program success.


The team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You’ll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.



  • This position is responsible for providing engineering support for the brake dynamometer and vehicle test activities performed at the Friction Products Technical Center.
  • The Test Engineer is responsible for providing support that meets our customer’s requirements.
  • Obtain fundamental knowledge of Automotive brake systems
    • Dynamometer testing (build-up, process, report creation, and script creation)
    • Vehicle testing (build-up, process, vehicle test driving, report creation, and script creation)
  • Develop a working knowledge of friction materials through testing and analysis
  • Travel as required to support business needs
  • Read and understand part drawings
  • Read and understand and execute test specifications
  • Understand programming languages used for machine control – specifically brake dynamometer
  • Understand Excel and visual basic programming to generate reports for customers – review and validate test results
  • Report testing progress to internal and external customers
  • Assist in testing scheduling
  • Assist in lab process and quality improvements


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience


Skills & Experience:

  • Previous experience in an automotive test engineering environment. Internship/co-op experience will be considered.
  • Familiarity with automotive test equipment and documentation.