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Vehicle Lab Technician
Plymouth, MI

Position No Longer Open

Posted 7/15/2019

Required Skills

  • High School diploma or equivalent; minimum one year college level automotive courses or two-year degree in auto related field
  • Minimum one year experience as an automotive technician; prefer one year technician experience in automotive R & D environment
  • Vehicle testing and evaluation experience
  • Automotive Service Excellence Certification preferred
  • Knowledge of basic principles to fabricate, machine, understand blueprints to create test fixtures and vehicle parts
  • Understanding of data acquisition equipment, its installation, and operation
  • Strong grasp of SUV and CV mechanics
  • Knowledge of Commercial Vehicle Laws preferred
  • Some computer skills for data acquisition
  • Strong mechanical and electrical skills
  • Metal fabrication and welding skills
  • Ability to use machine shop tools in fabrication of special parts
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid Commercial Driver license
  • Must obtain a Commercial Driver Medical Certificate
  • Good driving record
  • Requires frequent lifting of approximately 25-60 lbs. and heavy lifting (over 60 lbs.) on rare occasions
  • Frequent bending, reaching, crouching, kneeling, pushing / pulling, standing and walking are necessary in the performance of job duties
  • Must be able to work in hot and cold weather extremes, and high altitude areas
  • Exposure to dust, dirt, fumes and noise
  • Position requires 20-30% travel, including overnight stays
  • Must be able available to participate in occasional travel / weekend work

Job Description

  • Prepares test vehicles for testing by vehicle engineering staff, including instrumentation, parts change, fabrication and setting vehicle to required specifications
  • Sets up various mechanical and electrical tests and tests equipment under engineering supervision, including interpretation of mechanical and electrical schematics
  • Performs diagnosis and repairs on test vehicles and durability vehicles
  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment
  • 1Conducts diagnosis and repair on the following: suspension systems, engine systems, brake system, transmission and clutch systems, steering systems, HVAC systems, tires and wheels
  • 2Implements engineering design changes under daily direction of engineering staff and / or supervisor
  • This includes interpretation of drawings, preparation of supplies, and fabrication and installation of non-standard parts
  • Assists in design process and fabrication of prototype materials used on various tests
  • 3Operates mechanical and electrical test equipment for collection of engineering data as directed
  • Equipment includes pressure, temperature, acceleration, and other analog transducers, analog and digital data acquisition devices
  • Processes test data and communicates results
  • 4Sets up various mechanical and electrical test equipment under minimal supervision, including interpretation of mechanical, electrical and schematic drawings, fabrication of various test fixtures
  • 5Prepares vehicles for testing and shipment
  • Including completion of check sheets for data collection, safety inspection, tools and spare parts
  • Participates in testing activities as an evaluator, driver and technician
  • Prepares test equipment and tools under direction
  • Assists engineering staff with evaluation in failure modal analysis process as required
  • Evaluates vehicle performance under different test conditions (e.g. hot, cold, high altitude)
  • Performs field repair work and part changes as directed during testing
  • Organizes and maintains inventory of automotive and commercial vehicle parts, special tools and test equipment
  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment

Reliance One, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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