Engineer 2, Test 

LOCATION: Kalamazoo / Michigan (US-MI), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 5017 | JOB GRADE: 15  

| ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 


Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!



Position Summary: 


This position will perform a full range of technical work including vehicle field studies, root cause analysis, road load data collection, data analysis and vehicle test reports.  This position also runs laboratory empirical investigations resolving component level root-cause analysis, writing new test procedures inter-laboratory correlation studies and other reporting associated with testing. 


Essential Functions: 


  • Plans, conducts and coordinates a broad range of complex engineering technical assignments requiring an in-depth knowledge of foundation brake hardware and laboratory testing techniques including inertia dynamometer, roto-strokers, and linear actuators. Can complete these tasks with limited guidance from engineering resources including the inspection, assembly, and installation of test components.
  • Regarded as a foundation brake hardware, vehicle chassis systems and road load data collection technical expert in the area of laboratory test methods.
  • Will be a support resource to other Bendix department requiring vehicle test support.
  • Will direct and coordinate laboratory activities of other test engineers or technicians on specific assignments. Schedule lab activities to ensure timely delivery of results to appropriate personnel.
  • Responsible to ensure all policies and procedures for safety, security, upkeep, and disposition of the company assets are managed appropriately.  This includes all company equipment assigned to the Wheel End team or owned by the company for general usage. 
  • Has appreciable latitude for independent action and decision. 
  • Position is non-supervisory.
  • Define, create, and document complex tests and test set-ups. This includes specifying the necessary/proper equipment and parts needed to perform the test.
  • Implement process improvements. Can resolve test issues by involving team members and getting consensus or input.
  • Analyze data generated and train others in data gathering. Capable of making recommendations and conclusions to the Engineering product group.
  • Capable of interfacing with outside customers as needed by planning and scheduling of necessary event, i.e. field installations.




  • Effective at communicating complex testing principles with a variety of audience including customers and suppliers
  • Self-starter/self-motivating with a bias for action and results driven.  Detail oriented and driven to complete assigned tasks on time 
  • Capable of multi-tasking and adapting to changing priorities
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Solid analytical skills 
  • Good organizational and project management skills




  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills in a team environment 
  • DFMEA and DVP&R processes 
  • Able to write test procedures and test plans 
  • Confident with technical presentations to OEM customers 
  • Knowledge of ISO17025 a plus.
  • Knowledge of air brake systems a plus 
  • Experience running brake tests on inertia dynamometer.
  • Experience with SAE J2995 a plus.




  • Associate degree in Engineering Technology and 5 years’ experience , or a high school degree and nine years of related technical experience. 
  • Six Sigma experience is strongly preferred.
  • 8D process experience and demonstrated implementation of PCA solutions will be highly regarded.




  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering is preferred


Position Requirements: 

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- Hybrid Work policy
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan


Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron