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Engineering Technician at Meritor

Engineering Technician

Meritor Escondido, CA Full Time



The Test and Validation Technician is a key contributor in all phases of development and testing electrified drivetrains at Meritor/TransPower.  The technician will perform complex testing operations and develop testing techniques and equipment.  This a full-time hourly non-exempt position with a first shift work schedule.  The technician must be willing to flex time as necessary, including weekends to meet commitments.

Job Responsibilites: 

The Test and Validation Technician will be responsible for operation, maintenance and system upgrades to test vehicles and stationary test equipment, including:

•    Overseeing safe operation, inspection, service and repair of Medium and Heavy-Duty electric vehicles and stationary component test benches
•    Working closely with engineering staff to assure trucks and components are performing as requested during testing at the prototype through production level of development
•    Working alongside engineers to create and develop test plans and test solutions for a variety of technical problems and validation requirements
•    Designs and builds prototypes of planned products or equipment
•    Assists in creating and modifying drawings/plans for test products, equipment and/or processes
•    Analyzes system or product performance with observations and analysis of recorded digital data
•    Compile test data and generate pre/post-test inspection reports
•    Assembly, operation and troubleshooting of custom test equipment
•    Removal and installation of prototype components in development trucks and test benches
•    Maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs to test articles
•    Calibration of test measurement equipment
•    Specification and ordering of parts from suppliers/catalogs and purchase through internal purchase requisition system
•    Diagnosing mechanical and electrical problems and determining how to correct them using equipment manuals, parts catalogs or drawings as necessary
•    Maintaining detailed electronic records of project documentation, records of repairs performed, delays, etc.
•    Performing duties safely and efficiently with minimal supervision
•    Flexibility, initiative and the willingness to respond to shifting time and project demands 



•    Proficiency with basic Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, etc.)
•    Work in a professional manner, interfacing with internal and external customers across organizational levels.
•    Communicate project status, barriers, and results effectively through meetings and written documentation.
•    Provide technical support to Meritor/TransPower Test and Validation Team and other entities in areas of responsibility.
•    Ability to use arithmetic to analyze data in Microsoft Excel
•    Continuously improve individual and team performance through training and process improvement.
•    Attendance and safety compliance consistent with Company policies and Team guidelines.

Desirable Skills: 
•    Associates Degree in Engineering Technology or Associates degree or diploma in Automotive Diesel or Electric Vehicle Technology and 5 years job-related experience in the field of engine testing or repair to ensure a solid knowledge of vehicle behavior and parameters
•    Proficiency with hand tools used in Medium and Heavy-Duty vehicle maintenance
•    Eligible to obtain/maintain valid Commercial Driver’s License and clean driving record
•    Knowledge of electric vehicle theory, operation, mechanical system repair/alteration and electronic controls
•    Experience in a mechanical equipment testing environment
•    Knowledge or experience with data acquisition systems
•    Experience with High and Low Voltage electrical vehicle systems

Meritor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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