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Test Engineer 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 726 | JOB GRADE: 16 


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 installing and testing next-generation redundant braking system to support Bendix development teams. The position will also be responsible for analyzing results, processing contract driver feedback, developing process improvements, and making recommendations.


Essential Functions: 


  • This position will be assigned to scrum teams to support work in the garage, vehicle, and lab, for system vehicle installation and testing
  • Become an expert at driving features to understand system’s capabilities, identify nuances, and provide useful feedback to development teams
  • Coordinate vehicle and contract drivers
  • Install and verify operation of braking systems on test and customer trucks
  • Build vehicle and bench harnesses, and test fixtures
  • Perform vehicle Instrumentations and electronic systems retrofits onto test and customer vehicles in a Vehicle Lab/Garage environment
  • Be an expert user of data acquisition and diagnostic tools
  • Run automated reports on data collected from mileage accumulation driving
  • Write technical reports to document test results and conclusions
  • Maintain and develop work instructions and test procedures
  • Pursue improved processes, methods, and equipment for cost, quality, and delivery
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills in a team environment
  • Must be able to draw and communicate conclusions based on test results generated




  • Knowledge of driver assistance functions at a vehicle level
  • Experience with diagnostic software and automotive diagnostic interfaces are a plus.
  • Experience with performing basic electronics systems troubleshooting
  • Experience with intermediate machining as required to build custom bracketry is a plus.
  • Knowledge base of most tasks performed in the lab environment and requires limited guidance from engineering resources.
  • Experience with CAN networks and using Vector tools





  • 3+ years of experience working with vehicle systems, preferably commercial.
  • Experience underneath the vehicle is highly desirable.
  • Experience with vehicle test instrumentation and data acquisition systems
  • Demonstrated mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Brake component and systems knowledge is a plus.
  • Coordinating vehicles and drivers to meet scheduled mileage milestones
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL) or willingness & capability to obtain CDL within a year of employment.






  • Ideal candidate is a self-starter with a high level of energy and a positive/proactive work ethic.
  • Familiar with the use of data acquisition systems and the ability to assimilate data quickly
  • Desire to learn new tools and develop a cross-functional skillset.
  • Strong technical aptitude; comfortable and skilled at working in automotive/truck service environment.
  • Excellent organization skills with a capability to prioritize time and resources to achieve the completion of tasks/goals.
  • Must possess a strong set of interpersonal skills to ensure success in a cross-functional, team environment developing solutions through collaboration.  
  • Capable of performing in a highly stressful environment.
  • Influences and motivates others, provides direction, removes barriers, and supports high-impact teams.
  • Manages self and others with a sense of urgency
  • Detail-oriented, thorough, and observant record keeper
  • Experience in the trucking industry a plus
  • Author clear and concise engineering procedures and reports
  • Must have good Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills




  • Bachelor’s degree required either in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering,  Systems Engineering, or an Engineering related discipline.




  • Expected travel up to 25% to customer other internal sites


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





Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron