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Automotive Dyno Lab and Vehicle Technician for R&D

Brake Parts Inc LLC McHenry, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

This role will work with Research and Development team to design and test new materials that improve vehicle braking performance. Markets include passenger cars, light and medium duty trucks and trailers, and racing applications sold worldwide.

Responsibilities:

  • Run dynamometers and friction test machines – change tooling, perform set-ups
  • Prepare and install brake pads and shoes on test vehicles
  • Drive test vehicles and evaluate braking performance, noise, and pad and rotor wear
  • Collect and review data and prepare detailed reports for engineers
  • Perform routine maintenance on test vehicles
  • Prepare friction samples for testing – vehicle, dynos, chase, GB testing
  • Make prototype brake pads using mixers, presses, grinders, drills and riveters
  • Change molds and perform basic equipment maintenance
  • Operate lab equipment to test raw materials and product

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Automotive brake repair experience desirable
  • Earning ASE Certification A5 is expected within 2 years
  • Minimum HS Diploma/GED; some college preferred
  • Experience with micrometers, calipers and other measuring equipment

Skills Required:

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Detail oriented and quality minded
  • Computer capable (Excel & Word)
  • Data acquisition and analysis

Ability:

  • Ability to operate manufacturing equipment and vehicles
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
  • Ability to twist, bend and stoop
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Hearing ability as necessary to perform required testing
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of employment, including customers and vendors
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

Brake Parts Inc LLC

Brake Parts Inc (BPI) is committed to leading the global automotive aftermarket as the premier manufacturer and supplier of brake system components. The company’s primary focus is the growth and profitability of its customers through a collaborative platform of quality, innovation, dedication and integrity. BPI has a demonstrated commitment to research, development and testing of its entire product offering, including friction, rotors, drums, calipers and hydraulic products, ensuring that they meet or exceed original equipment fit, form and function requirements.

Address

4400 Prime Parkway, McHenry, IL
McHenry, IL
USA

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