Technician 1 - 3, Test 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 3478 | JOB GRADE: 11 


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 is responsible for performing vehicle tests, vehicle maintenance on test equipment including heavy trucks, and supporting data acquisition testing.   In addition to performing test assignments, the successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing results, developing conclusions based on results and making recommendations.  Independently evaluates problems or opportunities, identifies solutions and applies standard engineering analysis tools to evaluate and select solutions. 


Essential Functions:

  • Perform vehicle testing to develop and validate electrical control systems including ESP, ABS, Trailer and Driver assistance systems
  • Travel to test sites as necessary to support vehicle testing at TRC in E Liberty, Oh and KRC in Houghton, Mi. Willing to travel >50% with multiple extended stays of 10 days or more in the Winter
  • Perform basic truck and trailer maintenance and coordinate with local service shops for vehicle preventative maintenance
  • Train others to obtain CDLs (truck driver training)
  • Manage garage and vehicles for 5S cleanliness, user coordination and parts stock
  • Be an expert user of data acquisition and diagnostic tools on test vehicles
  • Travel to customer Demos as necessary (driving vehicles, customer interface, Demo planning and vehicle prep)
  • Perform vehicle Instrumentations and electronic systems retrofits onto test and customer vehicles
  • Support the writing of technical reports to document test results and conclusions.
  • Support the test request and report database using TeamCenter
  • Support the development of work instructions and test procedures using TeamCenter
  • Pursue improved processes, methods and equipment for cost, quality and delivery



  • Knowledge base of most tasks performed in the lab environment and requires limited guidance from engineering resources.
  • Experience with diagnostic software and automotive diagnostic interfaces are a plus.
  • Experience with soldering for printed circuit boards is a plus.
  • Experience with performing basic electronics’ troubleshooting using industry standard tools.
  • Good working knowledge of environmental test standards for the automotive industry.
  • Experience with intermediate machining as required to build custom test fixtures is a plus.



  • Technician 1: High School degree plus 2 years of related technical experience. No experience required with Associates degree.
  • Technician 2: Associates degree in Engineering Technology plus 3 years of experience, or a high school degree plus 5 years of related technical experience.
  • Technician 3: Associates degree in Engineering Technology plus 7 years of experience, or a high school degree plus 9 years of related technical experience.
  • Technician 4: Associate degree in Engineering Technology plus 12 years of experience
  • Technician 5: Associate degree in Engineering Technology plus 18 years of experience.
  • Experience with lab and vehicle test instrumentation and data acquisition systems
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude such as SAE certification or experience with hands-on vehicle maintenance, motorsports or similar.  Heavy duty truck or Automotive industry experience required
  • Brake component and systems knowledge is a plus.



  • Strong technical aptitude; comfortable and skilled at working in automotive/truck service environment.
  • Familiar in the use of data acquisition systems.
  • Customer Focused – customer needs and relationship are a priority
  • Team Player, able to work in a team environment to resolve issues; gain trust, be candid and committed.
  • Flexibility to work non-standard hours occasionally to conform to customer/vehicle availability.
  • Performer - Self-starter capable of working independently while keeping others informed of activities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and capable of formal and informal discussions.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills in a team environment.
  • Detail oriented, thorough and observant record keeper.
  • CDL (Commercial Driver’s License), Class A with Triples, Tanker and Bus endorsements or willing to obtain CDL upon hiring



  • Associate degree in Engineering Technology is desirable.  With the Associate degree in Engineering Technology seven years’ experience is required.  Without Associate degree then high school degree and nine years of related technical experience is required. 
  • Greenbelt certification is a plus



  • Expected travel up to 25%.  Will be heavier during testing season (winter).


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
- Telework 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