Engineer 4, Test 

LOCATION: Bowling Green / Kentucky (US-KY), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 1485 | JOB GRADE: 17 


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 Title:              Technician 3-4, Vehicle Test

Reports To:                 Manager, Engineering  

Date Last Revised:     June 7, 2022



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
  • Write technical reports to document test results and conclusions.
  • Maintain test request and report database using TeamCenter.
  • Develop and maintain work instructions and test procedures using TeamCenter.
  • Perform vehicle Instrumentations and electronic systems retrofits onto test and customer vehicles
  • 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.




  • 5+ years of experience on heavy vehicle maintenance
  • 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.
  • Excellent organization skills with a capability to prioritize time and resources to achieve the completion of tasks / goals.
  • Familiar in the use of data acquisition systems  and the ability to assimilate data quickly
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and a positive/proactive work ethic.
  • Must possess a strong set of interpersonal skills to ensure success in a cross-functional, team environment developing solutions through collaboration.   
  • Customer Focused – customer needs and relationship are a priority.
  • Formulates new processes and strategic thinking and leads the development of new core processes to enhance business unit performance.
  • Ideal candidate is a self-starter with a high level of energy.
  • Strong problem solver with demonstrated project management skills
  • Supports new projects and programs in anticipation of business needs. Supports teams in planning and decision making.  
  • Capable of performing in a highly stressful environment.
  • Influences and motivates others, provides direction, removes barriers, supports high impact teams.
  • Manages self and others with a sense of urgency
  • Desire to learn new tools and develop a cross-functional skill set.
  • 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

Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green