Test Engineer 

LOCATION: Bowling Green / Kentucky (US-KY), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 1654 | 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! www.bendix.com/careers



Test Engineer


Position Summary: 


This position will perform a full range of technical work on the Wheel End Laboratory including FMEA’s, DVP’s, writing new test procedures, sign-off test reports, draft laboratory management policies & procedures, test report templates, measurement uncertainty budgets and inter-laboratory correlation studies.  This position also runs laboratory empirical investigations resolving component level root-cause analysis. A test Engineer (level 4) on this position is responsible to ensure that the technical activities comply with laboratory policies and procedures. Considered an SME in at least one area of laboratory 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.
  • Responsible to support the DVP&R creation.
  • Responsible for execution of all tests described on the DVP&R, accountable for evaluation of technical information and interpretation of test results.
  • Analyze test data and write test reports to clearly document test results and conclusions. 
  • Regarded as a foundation brake hardware technical expert in laboratory test methods.
  • Will be a support resource to other Bendix departments requiring test support.
  • Act as technical lead and coordinate technical laboratory activities of other test engineers or technician team members in execution of Test Requests.
  • Responsible to introduce new tools related to testing and data processing.
  • Interface with and give presentations to internal and external customers.
  • Provide technical direction and support to technicians performing tests.
  • Position is non-supervisory.




  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills in a team environment.  E.g. DFSS, 8D RCA
  • DFMEA and DVP&R processes
  • Able to write test procedures, test templates and test plans
  • Able to support standard development with legal institutes. E.g. SAE, ISO
  • Knowledge of ISO17025
  • Knowledge of air brake system. E.g. Air Disc Brakes, S-cam Brakes, Drum Brakes, Actuator, Air Chambers, Slack Adjusters.
  • Experience running brake tests on inertia dynamometer
  • Experience with calibration of laboratory equipment
  • Statistical capability
  • Skilled in DOE (Design of Experiments) techniques
  • Reliability Methods
  • Process Improvements
  • Knowledge, application, identification of C/C (Critical Characteristics), S/C (Special Characteristics), P/C (Pass Thru Characteristics)
  • Metrology, data acquisition & control, test equipment & instrumentation, test standards & procedures as applied wheel end brake products.
  • Document control with Teamcenter Unified Architecture or similar system for engineering drawings, specifications, test procedures, test reports.




  • Effective at communicating complex testing principles with a variety of audience including customers and suppliers
  • Detail oriented and driven to complete Test Requests on time as per priority provided by internal and external customers
  • Strong Root Cause Analysis (RCA) skills
  • Exceptional Test Report writing skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Solid understanding on calibration management
  • Strong understanding on bench test tool/equipment such as inertia dynamometer, vibration, fatigue, instrumentation, strain gage measurements.
  • Self-organized and goal oriented
  • Team-oriented with  strong interpersonal skills
  • Customer focus  (internal and external customers)




  • Test Request System
  • MiniTab
  • Reliability Tools
  • Data Acquisition Systems
  • Automated test Software
  • Advanced Office Package
  • Advanced Excel
  • Labview
  • Diadem
  • IMC or HBM




  • 8 years minimum experience with foundation brake hardware testing within the automotive industry or commercial vehicle industry is required.
  • Knowledge of ISO17025 is strongly preferred.
  • Capability to lead technical activities and guide by the example will be highly regarded.
  • Experience on laboratory process improvements is strongly preferred.
  • 8D process experience and demonstrated implementation of PCA solutions will be highly regarded.
  • Six Sigma experience is strongly preferred.




  • B.S. in Engineering is required.
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering (BSME or BSMET) is preferred.
  • M.S. in Engineering is a plus.



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