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Automotive Test Driver

Technical Professionals Group

This is a Full-time position in Fowlerville, MI posted May 2, 2021.

Who we are:
Our DNA is rooted in automotive design, engineering and testing.

We’re driven by our dedication to providing the best service there is and by the pride that comes with having earned the trust of the premier names in the industry.

We trace our heritage back over 70 years, from the automotive engineering centers in Detroit to the hot weather proving grounds in the Southwest and on to the high-tech sophistication of the latest advanced driver-assistance systems being developed by automotive and technology companies worldwide.

What we do:
Technical Professionals Group provides validation, durability, mileage accumulation and quality testing services for vehicle and mechanized equipment projects and programs in the engineering, R&D, quality control and quality assurance sectors of the automotive industry.

What we are looking for:
TPG is seeking a motivated, dependable and safe Test Drivers in the Fowlerville, MI area.

Test Drivers will operate test vehicles in a wide range of testing conditions and environments and to share their observations, problems or abnormalities with the vehicle.

Get paid to drive test and prototype vehicles, experience new technology firsthand and give feedback to the development team!

JOB DESCRIPTION/SKILLS/DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Drive assigned vehicles on specified routes in various locations Cycle 100+ components on the vehicle each shift Operate the vehicle in ways that simulate typical customer behavior based on customer provided instruction Accurately report any concerns or issues you observe with the vehicle to technicians and engineers Perform all duties with safety as top priority.

Everyone will be obligated to report all near-misses and safety concerns while performing job duties.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Valid driver’s license Clean motor vehicle record (past 5 years) Must have a minimum of 5 years driving experience GED or High School Diploma (Some college preferred) Proven record of safe driving and can display safe driving behavior.

Safe operation of test vehicles, following all driving laws Willingness and ability to drive a range of vehicles from small car to full-size truck in a wide variety of environments Must successfully pass Middle Class Driver training Willingness and ability to work in hot/cold climates.

Willingness to accept coaching of driving techniques Good verbal and written communication skills and keen listening, learning and observation skills Ability to use smartphone and tablet and connect via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi an able to use GPS navigation Ability to detect vehicle issues and documenting observations in factual manner Self-reporting of near misses and observed vehicle damage Basic knowledge of vehicle systems, mechanical and electronic features Flexible working schedule including working overtime and possibly weekends Able to travel as needed Work in team environment The vehicles that are to be driven may be prototype (not currently for sale in public).

Special instructions how to operate these vehicles must be strictly followed to ensure confidentiality requirements.

All vehicles contain surveillance equipment including cameras and GPS tracking.

All passengers must be willing to be recorded.

In vehicle cameras are used as tools for investigating vehicle issues and to help coaching driver behavior.

Daily duties include approx.

80% driving / 20% inspection and reporting data Can lift and move up to 40 lbs.

Because of mandated weight and balance requirements with testing, candidates cannot exceed 230 lbs.

Willingness to learn basic auto mechanic skills Ability and willingness to travel as needed Willingness to cross train in other areas Important Items:
Safety Sensitive position requiring all persons assigned to activity be drug free.