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R&D Engineer (Nostrum Energy)

Houghton, MI, USA

Salary: US$60-$80K

Nostrum Energy seeks a R&D Engineer to join its Advanced Research and Development team to build its engineering data base and intellectual property portfolio. The R&D Engineer will conceptualize, specify, construct, instrument, test, and report research of various advanced internal combustion engine technologies for a variety of fuels and engine architectures. This position reports to the Director of R&D and is stationed at the Advanced Engine Research Lab at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI.

Nostrum offers competitive total compensation packages with comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, disability, flexible spending accounts, 401k, vacation and additional benefits. Relocation packages can be offered pending qualification.


Responsibilities:
Advanced research in combustion systems for high efficiency engines (all fuel types).
Design of experiments and test execution for power generation and transportation engines.
Specify, design, purchase and install instrumentation on test properties for data acquisition.
Collect, assemble and post-process test data to generate test reports with conclusions.
Specify, design, fabricate, install and test advanced prototype components and control systems.
Operate engines on test stands with both open ECU control systems and factory OEM ECUs.
Publish technical papers and internal reports, as required.
Outline & submit data, detailed descriptions and claims for patent processing.
Evaluate, create, document and present program status, benchmarking, technical reports.

Requirements:
Minimum 1-2 years relevant internal combustion experience, including Co-Op/Internship, technical trades, graduate programs or other applicable academic research or engine experience.
Minimum BS Engineering (ME or EE or ME-technology)
Intimate knowledge of Otto and Diesel cycles.
Knowledge of engine operation, control parameters and optimization.
Experience with engine development test cells & test equipment
Experience with data acquisition (ACAP, CAS, DRIVVEN or comparable)
Experience with engine controls (Mototron, EFI Live, HP Tuners, Matlab, Simulink, ETAS, INCA or comparable)

Key Abilities / Traits:
Strong hands on and troubleshooting skills
Ability to work in a small team of motivated and self-sufficient engineers
Ability & knowledge to evaluate & select data acquisition and test equipment
Key knowledge of internal combustion & engines, and related sciences
Ability to manage multiple projects and adjust to changes in priorities
Self-starting and self-directing, ability to operate independently to execute research plans

Email bill@nostrumenergy.com for further details.

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