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American Axle Mfg Inc Senior Instrumentation Development Technician in Rochester Hills, Michigan

At AAM, the POWER is in our people. We believe that an equitable and inclusive workplace benefits everyone and that the diversity of our Associates drives creativity and innovation. Our global team of associates is made of dreamers, doers and innovators who are Bringing the Future Faster by Delivering POWER for a safer, brighter and more sustainable tomorrow.

As a member of #TeamAAM, you'll get to make a difference on day one. You'll have the opportunity to grow, embrace challenges, build your skills and bring your authentic self to work every day, all while helping to shape the future of mobility for AAM...and the world.

Job Posting TitleSenior Instrumentation Development Technician

Job Description SummaryTests complex components, products or systems under development for conformity to specifications and proper functioning; documents and analyzes results, and retests as appropriate. Responsible for performing calibration and instrumentation of test systems and controls. Also responsible for providing the instrumentation of test vehicle and data acquisition process and validation of resulting data.  Responsible for providing strain gage installation and calibration.  Work duties require knowledge of electrical/electronic equipment and systems requiring a high degree of accuracy, consistency and discipline.  Servo hydraulic background is a plus.  General Windows computer operating system literacy is required for use and navigation of different systems. Helps identify, develop, and implement improvements in standard testing processes, techniques and equipment for the facility to continually improve component, product, vehicle, and system testing. Works with other departments to identify product and/or manufacturing process problems based on test results, and helps develop appropriate solutions to remedy these problems.

Job Description Responsibilities:

Validates product capability and reliability by conducting performance and environmental tests Properly assembles and disassembles components pre- and post-test. Proficient in fabrication including use of welders and machine shop equipment Operation, calibration, and repair of Servo Hydraulic Controllers. Calibration of analog and digital controllers and instruments. Tuning of electrical and hydraulic control loops. Ability to apply and calibrate strain gages Ability to design, build, and calibrate custom transducers Knowledge of electronics and ability to solder Repair and build of wiring harnesses/cables. Set up and teardown of mechanical fixturing for force calibrations Maintain continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions and irregularities Contribute to engineering and organization success by readily adapting to change All other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Education *High School Diploma or GED. Associate degree in mechanical or electrical field preferred *Knowledge of automotive fundamentals and functions *Advanced mechanical skills for working with mechanical set ups. *Ability to read electrical/electronic schematics. *Ability to troubleshoot electrical/electronic equipment and systems *Computer Literacy / Familiar with Microsoft Office Applications. *Analytical abilities to solve complex multi failure mode equipment issues. *Proficient oral and written communication skills. About American Axle & Manufacturing As a leading global Tier 1 Automotive and Mobility Supplier, AAM (NYSE: AXL) designs, engineers and manufactures Driveline and Metal Forming technologies to support electric, hybrid and internal combustion vehicles. Headquartered in Detroit with nearly 85 facilities in 18 countries, AAM is bringing the future faster for a safer and more sustainable future. We work together to support our customers on global and regional platforms with a focus on quality, operational excel