Automotive Technician


Position Summary:

This role will support Test Engineers in prepping the cars and doing the test setup. Performs set-up, testing, fabrication and supporting calculations and may conduct moderate analysis. Compiles and organizes technical data and may make recommendations. Maintains and is able to troubleshoot test equipment in respective area. Fully proficient in usage of equipment and machinery. May identify and resolve routine and moderately complex problems. Plans activities within specific guidelines to meet deadlines. Normally receives little or no instruction on routine activities and receives general instruction on new assignments

Essential Duties: (This list is not exhaustive and other duties may be assigned)

  • Work closely with test engineers and the technician supervisor to set up, conduct, analyze, and tear down tests as they pertain to the department s responsible areas.
  • Keep a well-organized, clean shop area, lock tool boxes and keep track of tools.
  • Travel to off-site proving grounds required.


  • Minimum High School graduate or GED or technical school degree required.
  • 0-10 years relevant working experience.
  • Hands-on skills to prepare prototype vehicles for testing, troubleshooting vehicle/equipment issues, as well as propose/solve related issues.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and willing to document and report findings beyond the standard test procedure preferred.
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft office (Outlook, Excel, Power Point) and data collection software preferred.
  • High mechanical aptitude and automotive technician experience preferred.
  • Possess a valid driver license to operate vehicles on campus as well as vehicle proving grounds.
  • Ability to perform routine activities with little or no instruction, perform new assignments with general instruction.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with metal sample prep (polishing, etching, strain gaging, optical microscopy) is a strong plus
  • Previous experience with Scanning Electron Microscopy, material failure analysis (e. g. ductile vs. brittle failure), and material strength testing are highly

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Capable of standing, walking, bending, and working in awkward positions for long hours.
  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures.

Goken America is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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