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Student Calibration Engineer

The Company

Delphi is one of the world’s largest automotive technology companies and a world leader in the innovation, design, application and manufacture of diesel fuel injection equipment. Gillingham is an Operational and Technical Centre site covering both Research and Development, and Manufacturing.

Job Description

The role of a Medium Duty Calibration Engineer is a customer facing one, working within a larger team applying diesel fuel injection equipment to customer applications.  Typical activities involve organising and managing tests to characterise the fuel injection system and supporting the customer in their work.  The role contains elements of from multiple disciplines so the candidate needs to have a broad understanding of electrical, mechanical and control systems.  The candidate will need to organise work activities by coordinating with colleagues and other engineering services; be able to analyse, communicate and ultimately make decisions based upon test results.

The core activities are contained on hydraulic test rigs; engine dynamometer and finally customer vehicles.  Delphi Diesel Systems Gillingham is the centre for medium duty development worldwide and works with local Delphi sites to support the customer through to production.

The candidate is a self-starter who gets involved to support the team in their activities to deliver a first class product.

  • Devising and executing test and analysis work on fuel injection equipment rigs, engines and vehicles.
  • Contributing to formal and informal system design and development reviews at appropriate stages of projects
  • Writing reports and presenting results to internal and (potentially) external audiences.
  • Organise the procurement and testing of sample hardware to meet project requirements
  • Provide support to Systems Integration and Engine Calibration teams

Requirements/Areas of learning

Practical skills

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Problem solving

Programming basics

  • Logic
  • C
  • VBA

Number systems

  • Hexadecimal
  • Binary

Calibration tools/standards

  • ATi
  • INCA
  • CAN
  • UDS
  • Medium Duty emissions levels & test cycles (worldwide)
  • ASAP definitions: A2l, Hex, ULP


  • Regression
  • Understanding error & accuracy
  • Data mining/manipulation
  • Modelling
  • Data smoothing
  • Interpolating/extrapolating
  • Six Sigma


  • Diadem (National Instruments)
  • Matlab
  • Simulink
  • Stateflow
  • MS Office - Excel, Access
  • File types and conversion (how is data stored)


  • Basic engine (gasoline & diesel) operation (including the use of electronic control systems)
  • Diesel engine emissions formation & reduction/control
  • After-treatment
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid flow; statics & dynamics
  • Dynamometer understanding/testing/use

Hours of work, 37per week

8am – 4:30pm Mon to Thurs, ½ hour lunch break. 8am – 1pm Friday, no lunch break.


In addition to statutory holidays, students receive 25 days paid holiday in a full 12 month calendar period, pro-rata for shorter periods.

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