NewMarket Services

Field Trial Engineer

Location CN-Suzhou
Research and Development


Apply engineering techniques to ensure quality operation of mature tests, and plan, design and/or build new tests in support of the development and validation of new and existing products.  Performs assigned projects under the direction of a senior R&D team member


  • Design and develop engine or mechanical tests that produce performance data to meet the objectives of internal/external customer programs.
  • Develop creative new test approaches to demonstrate product performance. Write clear test specification for all testing and agree with customers on the deliverables.
  • Improve quality and repeatability of testing.
  • Manage multiple vehicle field trial projects.
  • Prepare written technical reports and make oral presentations internally and externally as necessary.
  • Act as a technical resource for the AP technical and commercial team
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge of Afton’s technology, customer needs, market trends, and industry direction
  • Comply with all ISO and quality system requirements with an emphasis on continuous improvement
  • Maintain productive relationships with team members and both internal and external customers



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant technical degrees
  • More than four years of experience in the automotive industry or tier 1 supplier
  • Fluent in English and Chinese, oral and written



  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to run projects with minimal supervision
  • Automotive transmission and axle gear design experience
  • Experience with the design and execution of custom testing with engines, vehicles, and exhaust emissions systems at the component or system level
  • Advanced knowledge of SI and CI powertrains, electronic engine control, and related systems
  • Data analysis and basic statistical evaluation experience, including design of experiments
  • Knowledge of automotive related chemistry
  • Familiarity with API and ACEA requirements, and ACC Codes
  • Photography and retouching in Photoshop


  • Decision Making - Decision making in a timely manner based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; sometimes with incomplete information, under tight deadlines and pressure; while based upon appropriate risk and authority
  • Analysis and Problem Solving - Solves difficult problems with effective solutions; asks good questions and questions all likely sources for answers; can solve complex problems and recognize complex patterns; utilizing all appropriate tools to reach a robust answer.
  • Communication - The ability to communicate information clearly and effectively in an engaging and convincing manner. 
  • Collaboration and Networking - The ability to work in and across Afton's organizational matrix to achieve business objectives, via engaging and rewarding interactions.  Through this network provide support, exert influence.  Influencing without authority.
  • Project Management - The ability to manage tasks and activities and achieve their completion within the agreed framework, across regional and organizational boundaries
  • Innovation - The openness to new ideas and the ability to generate breakthrough solutions.  Can develop, seek out, critically assess and implement new and value adding concepts.
  • Dealing with Uncertainty - Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Computer literacy (i.e. Microsoft Office, Word, Excel)
  • Demonstrates understanding and application of safe lab practices and procedures


  • Ability to travel internationally (no visa problems)
  • Willing to travel 25% of time


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