Automotive Technician


Auburn Hills, Michigan

a month ago

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Job Description

Job Title: Automotive Technician
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Duration: 6+ Months

The Test Vehicle Technician Level 2 is responsible for the service/maintenance/repair and flashing for a pre-series test fleet within the Quality Department. Required to perform basic mechanical and safety inspections, diagnosis and repairs of all vehicle systems, and various duties in the main workshop in Auburn Hills. Plan, develop, and build test set-ups and evaluate test results. Investigate mechanical/electrical operational difficulties on products and/or components and recommend corrective action.

Role Responsibilities:
NAR Quality Test Fleet Responsibilities – (95%)
  • Test vehicle updates (both software and hardware), vehicle fleet maintenance/repairs, vehicle inspections and any part replacements as needed.
  • Responsible for service and maintenance of entire VW Quality test fleet. Including oil changes, tire rotations, underbody checks, etc.
  • Vehicle updating to latest pre-series hardware / software.
  • Road-test vehicles to ensure repair has been completed successfully.
  • Analyzes vehicles with regard to basic diagnostics and troubleshooting of found issues.
  • Supports Quality Validation Test Lead to confirm vehicles are updated/repaired in a timely manner ensuring vehicles can go out on shift for testing.
  • Installation of test measuring equipment; I.E. Data Loggers, Test Parts, Testing, analysis, etc.
  • Provides detailed documentation (as required) for all relevant areas of concern in a detailed report by the required deadlines. Ex. Oil consumption documentation for oil changes.
  • Required to document all findings in internal quality computer system.
Additional responsibilities – 5 % of time
Miscellaneous station activities such as:
  • Support Workshop Lead in daily tasks.
  • Support Quality Validation Test Lead in retesting of issues found in fleet vehicles.
Years of Relevant Experience:
  • 4-6 years
  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Associates degree/certification in automotive technology or advanced degree.
  • A.S.E Certified
Specialized Skills:
  • Knowledge or certifications unique to this role.
  • Mechanical competencies.
  • Database maintenance and updates
  • Experience with Diagnostic Software
  • German and Spanish Language Skills.
  • Automobile Product and System knowledge.
  • Industry-related technical background.
  • Experience with internal diagnostic tools (ODIS E, CP Tool, IDEX, etc) of the AG (VAG)
Skills: General skills needed to perform the job
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking – using logic and reason, creative and strategic.
  • Good Communication skills – interpersonal / written.
  • Computer savvy – proficient/advanced in all areas of MS Office
  • Strong collaboration skills - conducive to a positive team work environment
  • Initiative – self-starter, ability to work independently
  • Detail Orientation – demonstrated record of precision and integrity
  • Ability to prioritize and strong attention to detail
  • Organized and dependable
  • Basic technical knowledge of complete vehicle components and functions
  • Clean driving record and valid driver’s license
  • Able to use digital camera equipment to produce clear images and basic editing of digital photographs

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $24.52/daily.