Autonomous Test Technician/Driver - Supplemental

Location: Romeo, Michigan US

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Job Number: 7939

External Description: At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.

Do you have what it takes to make smart vehicles for a smart world? Join the Ford Product Development team. Utilizing Design Thinking and User Experience methods, you will work to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We are seeking forward-thinking, laser-focused professionals with a passion for bringing innovative, exciting and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to such advancements as autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies and more!

What you'll be able to do:
The Autonomous Test Technician works at the Michigan Proving Ground in Romeo, Michigan and is responsible for the setup, operation, and management of autonomous test vehicles. You will:

  • Manually drive vehicles to support proving ground test procedures
  • Support the setup and teardown of autonomous test equipment
  • Maintain and perform daily inspections of autonomous equipment and vehicle
  • Observe and report vehicle characteristics with respect to functional performance and features
  • Support testing by moving and positioning vehicles for testing, fueling, and functional support
  • Understand, Install, and remove all hardware related to autonomous testing
  • Diagnose and trouble shoot simple mechanical and electrical issues related to equipment used for autonomous testing (actuators, connectors, linkages)
  • Communicate lessons learned with peers and lead implementation of autonomous corrective actions
  • Communicate testing status, issues, and issue resolution from shift to shift
  • Provide first level of electrical and mechanical diagnostics and problem solving
  • Support autonomous training requirements as required
  • Communicate test and vehicle issues to vehicle test coordinators
  • Ability to work a 12-hour shift pattern as well as overnight shifts
  • Ability to work in inclement weather

The minimum requirements we seek:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid and unrestricted Michigan Driver's license - will be required to acquire Chauffer's endorsement prior to accepting an offer
  • Five or more years of driving experience

Our preferred requirements:
  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • ASC certified mechanic or equivalent experience
  • A strong demonstration of mechanical and electrical diagnostics skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with data acquisition systems - installation, troubleshooting, repair
  • 1+ years of experience driving a manual shift transmission
  • 1+ years of experience trail towing
  • Proficient in using MS Office (Excel, Word. Outlook)
  • Able and willing to learn new software applications
  • Strong interpersonal skills

What you will receive in return:
As part of the Ford family, you will enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, stock investment plans, and much more. You will also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we would love to have you join us.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

For information on Ford's benefits and compensation, click here: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2021-benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf

Job Number: 53334BR

Community / Marketing Title: Autonomous Test Technician/Driver - Supplemental

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