Under direction, to perform difficult engineering work in connection with the testing, evaluation and/or certification of automotive pollution control devices; and to do other related work.
Performs difficult engineering work in relation to the motor vehicle pollution control device testing and certification program; assists in the development and modification of testing criteria and provides interpretations of established standards and criteria; evaluates applications for certification, and appraises attached engineering test data, drawings, plans and specifications; makes recommendations as to adequacy of applications in relation to standards for acceptance of devices for testing by the State Air Resources Board; assists in designing new and modifying existing testing instrumentation and procedures for use in the laboratory and in field trials; assists in determining procedures and equipment required in testing new and constantly changing devices; assists in collecting and interpreting statistical data and in planning and making special studies; conducts field tests to plants and laboratories of device manufacturers for confirmation of test data and evaluation of test procedures, equipment and methods; participates in the evaluation of test results and the development of recommendations with regard to certifications; assists in liaison work with automotive manufacturers, inventors, air pollution control districts, university and research organizations and other State and local agencies; dictates correspondence, prepares technical articles, bulletins and reports.
Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible professional mechanical, chemical or automotive engineering experience, one year of which shall have been concerned with either:
1. The control of hydrocarbon emissions from internal combustion sources. or
2. Developmental work on the design or testing of internal combustion engines or appurtenant equipment. (A Master's Degree in Engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the nonspecialized experience.) and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in mechanical or chemical engineering or a closely related field. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Engineering principles and practices relating to automotive engine design or testing; factors involved in the control of hydrocarbon emissions from internal combustion sources; mechanical and chemical engineering as applied to testing and evaluating automotive exhaust control devices; techniques of effective supervision.
Ability to: Review, check, and evaluate engineering test data, drawings, plans and specifications; develop and adapt instrumentation and operating procedures for automotive engine and exhaust control device testing; plan and carry out comprehensive automotive engineering studies and investigations; prepare technical reports; speak effectively; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
Willingness to perform field work involving travel throughout the State.