Tour Engine, Inc. (TEI) is seeking candidates for the position of Durability Development Engineer at its San Diego, CA headquarters. The successful candidate will work on the durability development for TEI’s innovative split-cycle internal combustion engines. Responsibilities include over-seeing specific tests in TEI’s state-of-the-art engine test cell as well as conducting post-test data analysis. A BSME is required and graduate work is desirable.
Experience in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on combustion engines, material science, surface coatings and design of experiments is required. Experience with sealing and oil-control of engine power cylinders and their impact on emissions is highly desirable. At least two years of durability development in an engine or university laboratory is required. Project management experience is considered a plus.
It is assumed that the candidate is familiar with standard tribological test equipment and procedures (including surface roughness testers, 3-D profilometers, hardness testers, oil viscosity tester), the interpretation of wear patterns on sliding surfaces, the interpretation of oil analysis results, the measurement of oil consumption (gravimetric or exhaust based systems), and temperature measurement (temperature plugs, thermocouples).