Karma Automotive

Thermal Test Engineer

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Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising.


We make beautiful, ecologically sensitive products, and we will provide a memorable ownership experience for our customers.


Our work environment is casual, and our culture is results-oriented.


The Thermal Test Engineer will support the Karma Thermal CAE and Test Team with vehicle validation plans, instrumentation, on-site and off-site testing, data post-processing, and test procedure documentation.  




  • Perform thermal testing of Karma development and production vehicles;
  • Drive and collect thermal test data during off-site test runs;
  • Set up and perform bench testing of thermal system components;
  • Write detailed test plans and test procedures;
  • Troubleshoot thermal system and vehicle problems to find root cause and fixes on test/development vehicles;
  • Help instrument test mules and development vehicles with all thermal test equipment including thermocouples, pressure sensors, flowmeters, and data collection systems;
  • Support other Karma groups with test requirements when needed;
  • Travel to supplier test sites to support test drives and wind tunnel validations;
  • Post-process test results and put into presentation format;
  • Communicate efficiently & effectively with internal & external departments & work within a team situation or individually;
  • Support thermal analysis and calibration of thermal and aerothermal models using test data.


  • 5 – 10 years of experience as a test engineer in an automotive, industrial or consulting setting working on multiple projects/platforms;
  • BS or MS in mechanical, aerospace, or electrical engineering;
  • Experienced with calibration and data acquisition tools, e.g. ETAS INCA, Vector CANalyzer, NeoVi / Vehicle Spy
  • Solid understanding of thermodynamics, conduction, convection, and radiative heat transfer;
  • Background and interest in thermal engineering;
  • Background and interest in hybrid and electric vehicles;
  • Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude;
  • Script writing, CATIA, and thermal analysis tool experience helpful


NO 3rd Party Recruiters.  Principles Only, Please


Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.


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