Engine Build Technician

Bloomfield, ConnecticutFull-time
About the Job
LiquidPiston, Inc. is seeking an Engine Development Technician to assist in the development of our rotary IC engines.

As Engine Development Technician you will:
  • Assemble prototype engines and instrumentation.
  • Debug mechanical and electrical issues.
  • Install and remove engines from test cells/dynamometers.
  • Perform engine disassembly, inspection, photography.  Contribute to End of Test Reports.
  • Work side by side with the Engineering team.
  • Follow standardized procedures related to X engine assembly and test cell operation.  Use expert judgement in the frequent cases where standards do not yet exist, and maintain open communication with management.
  • Perform incoming inspections on engine components from both internal and external suppliers
  • Manage inventory of engine components and supplies.
  • Keep a meticulous workshop area- includes taking out the trash, sweeping, etc.  We are a small company.
  • Maintain a spirited, open-minded personality and “can-do” attitude.

  • Working knowledge of engines (4 stroke cycle, common materials, manufacturing processes).
  • Extensive knowledge of hand and power tools, including precision measurement equipment.
  • Professional experience with assembly and maintenance of complex machinery requiring extreme attention to detail.
  • Software skills: Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), email.
  • Desire and ability to constantly learn on the job, multi-task, and frequently update procedures.
  • Working hours- This position sometimes requires working outside of the company’s core (9-5) hours on weeknights, and 1-2 times a year on a weekend.  

Helpful Skills:
  • Experience with rotary engines or other high-speed rotating machinery.
  • Experience working in a prototype/R&D environment.
  • Experience in Electronics.
  • Manual/CNC manufacturing skills/ TIG welding/brazing.
  • Experience operating a test cell or using LabView based controls.
This position is available immediately.
About LiquidPiston

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. The company is small, but has a big vision to transform combustion engines and hybrid electric applications as we know them.