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IS20 & IS38 Turbo Upgrades Now Available for All North American 1.8T A3, Golf, Sportwagen & Alltrack.

January 17th, 2018

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APR is pleased to announce a 1.8T ECU Upgrade supporting the larger factory turbos found on both the A3 Quattro / GTI models and the higher powered Golf R / S3 models.

The IS20 upgrade uses the factory A3 Quattro / GTI turbocharger and delivers 274-306 HP with the factory downpipe and 284-319 HP with an APR Downpipe. The IS38 upgrade uses the factory S3 / Golf R turbocharger and delivers 351-357 HP!

Both upgrades completely transform the 1.8T, adding between 104-188 HP over stock, depending on setup. With this release, we now support all 1.8T models in North America, as listed below:

  • Audi A3 1.8 TFSI – S Tronic
  • VW Golf 1.8 TSI – 5 Speed Manual & Tiptronic
  • VW Golf Alltrack 1.8 TSI – 6 Speed Manual & DSG – All Wheel Drive
  • VW Golf Sportwagen 1.8 TSI – 5 Speed Manual, 6 Speed Manual, Tiptronic & DSG – Front Wheel Drive & All Wheel Drive

Product Pages:

IS20 Turbo ECU Upgrade
IS38 Turbo ECU Upgrade

APR Presents Roll-Control Lowering Springs (RS3)

January 16th, 2018

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APR Roll-Control Lowering Springs are designed to improve handling while delivering a stylish visual upgrade to the vehicle. This simple, yet effective upgrade lowers the vehicle’s center of gravity, giving it an attractive new stance, while remaining fully compatible with the OEM dampers. In doing so, body roll is reduced and handling improves without sacrificing ride quality or greatly impacting the life of the OEM dampers. Each spring is manufactured using premium material and the latest high-end techniques to ensure they resist sagging, and withstand harsh track conditions for years to come. Read More

APR Performance Center Now Open!

January 15th, 2018

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We’ve opened our doors to the public! Enhance your driving experience through the hands of our professional APR Technicians. Visit our facility in Opelika Alabama for an expert install and experience directly from the source! Call +1 (334) 212-7822 to schedule an appointment today.

APR C.A.R.B. Executive Order Sale: Jan 15th to Jan 31st

January 15th, 2018

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Various APR Products have been granted an Executive Order from the California Air Research Board (CARB). This includes most APR Intake Systems, and some newer APR 2.0T ECU Upgrades. We’re aggressively seeking Executive Orders from CARB on our entire product line. To commemorate this fantastic news, all APR Intake Systems, All APR ECU Upgrades and all APR TCU Upgrades are on sale for 10% off from January 15th to January 31st at all APR Dealers in the USA.

Thank you and Go APR!

Software Engineer (3 Openings)

January 5th, 2018

**This posting will close on February 5, 2018**

Department: Software Engineering

Reports to: VP of Software & Calibration

FLSA status: Exempt

Supervises: NA

Position Summary:  The Software Engineer develops specifications for complex software programming applications and modifies/maintains the existing software. The role may include reverse engineering tasks such as achieving write access to a locked flash memory or finding keys stored inside an embedded automotive system. The role develops, modifies and maintains applications that may be customized or standardized.  This position participates in design and coding activities with other staff members.

Qualifications required:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • 4 Years Software Development Experience
  • 4 years black or white hat embedded reverse engineering experience
  • Proven track record with full product lifecycle

Qualifications desired:

  • Preference given to black hat embedded reverse engineering experience
  • Automotive enthusiast and experience
  • Experience developing quality assurance systems and processes

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Design and document new forward development projects
  • Choose suitable languages and frameworks for project development
  • Disassemble binaries; insert new code into an existing binary without access to source
  • Design and develop new tools for internal and dealer use
  • Document algorithms in disassembled binaries
  • Design and write correct, readable, commented code
  • Generate tests to validate new and existing code
  • Document internal processes and methods
  • Develop beta testing methodologies for new products
  • Perform maintenance programming for existing products
  • Perform custom programming …

Research and Development Technician

January 5th, 2018

**This posting will close on 2/5/2018**

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Reports to: Mechanical Engineering Manager

Supervises: NA

Position Summary: The Engineering Technician position assists Engineers in the design, development and installation of new performance products for APR

Qualifications required:

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Automotive Technology Degree or equivalent related experience
  • At least 3 years of previous experience as a certified VAG Technician

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Ability to project completion timelines and hit deadlines
  • Complete repairs in accordance with all VAG and product manufacture guidelines
  • Maintain special tools, test equipment and APR fleet vehicles
  • Perform vehicle mechanical, electrical and technical diagnosis and repair
  • Support other departments when a specific skill set can be utilized
  • Keep a clean and safe working environment
  • Look for opportunities for innovation within our current product offering and communicate those ideas.
  • Conduct tests and collect data to assist engineering efforts
  • Product and prototype removal and installation
  • Other assigned tasks and duties as required

Success factors/job competencies:

  • In depth knowledge of VAG automotive systems, functionality and diagnosis
  • Strong knowledge of VAG drivetrains and other vehicles systems
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment
  • Uphold company policies, including the anti-harassment program
  • Work in a cooperative manner with managers, supervisors, coworkers, customers and the public
  • Uphold the highest standard of integrity, honesty and ethical behavior
  • Work effectively and efficiently under product deadlines
  • Maintain and uphold …

Quality Specialist

January 5th, 2018

**This posting will close 2/5/2018**

Department: Quality/Administration

Reports to: Quality Manager

FLSA status: Non-Exempt

Supervises: NA

Position Summary: This position supports APR operations through the application of quality standards, methods, and processes to assure and control quality. Candidate will execute various quality program initiatives including the creation and maintenance of: inspection standards, document and configuration control systems, and investigations.

Qualifications required:

  • 2-year degree and minimum 4 years experience in a quality assurance position, or;
  • 4-year degree in related field
  • Strong computer skills specifically with Microsoft Products
  • Ability to use standard high-precision measurement equipment (calipers, micrometers, bore gauges)
  • Proficiency reading engineering drawings (blueprints) and correctly interpreting dimensional tolerances to validate conformance to engineering and manufacturing standards
  • Must have strong knowledge of standard quality systems (ISO9001 / TS16949, etc.)
  • Must have experience working in manufacturing quality environment

Qualifications desired:

  • Familiarity with products build using various types of manufacturing processes, including: machining, casting, metal forming, welding, composite lamination (CFRP), 3d printing
  • Experience with automotive products, ability to learn and determine fit, form, function standards for product
  • Ability to generate consensus between different points of view to move the group towards a path or decision.
  • Laser Metrology / 3d inspection experience
  • Certified quality auditor (ASQ or similar)
  • Leadership experience / training
  • Continuous Improvement or lean manufacturing training

Essential functions and responsibilities:

Quality Inspector

January 5th, 2018

**This posting will close 2/5/2018**

Department: Quality/Administration

Reports to: Quality Manager

FLSA status: Non-Exempt

Supervises: NA

Position Summary:  Responsible for inspection and approval of components and assemblies. In this role, the candidate will use their analytical skills to assess and verify products meet specifications and communicate the results with Production and Engineering.

Qualifications required:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Proficient with Microsoft Products
  • 2 years of work experience in a manufacturing or administrative environment
  • Ability to use standard high-precision measurement equipment (calipers, micrometers, bore gauges)
  • Proficiency reading engineering drawings (blueprints) and correctly interpreting dimensional tolerances to validate conformance to engineering and manufacturing standards

Qualifications desired:

  • Quality Control / Quality Assurance experience
  • Product Assembly Experience
  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Experience working within ISO/TS quality environments
  • Forklift operating experience
  • Inventory control experience

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Approves Incoming materials by confirming specifications
    • Conduct visual, physical, and fit tests as required
    • Reject unacceptable items
  • Approves in-process production by confirming specifications
    • Conduct visual, physical, and fit tests as required
    • Reject unacceptable items
  • Approves finished products
    • Conduct visual, physical, and fit tests as required
    • Reject unacceptable items
  • Documents and logs all inspections
    • Summarize reports for management
    • Input data into database
  • Works with Engineering to improve drawings for products, specifically to help inspect all critical features.
  • Works with supervisor to develop test fixtures for validation of parts.

Nonessential functions:

  • Assist with purchasing when necessary

Success factors/job competencies: …

Project Manager

January 5th, 2018

**This job posting will close February 5th, 2018**

Department: Engineering

Supervises: NA

Reports to: VP of Hardware Engineering and VP of Software & Calibration

FLSA status: Exempt

Position Summary:  This position will report to Engineering, and will be primarily focused on the administrative aspects of project management and execution. Responsible for supporting project management functions for all projects with APR’s product development portfolio.

Qualifications required:

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, verbal and written communications ability to achieve consensus among project team members
  • BS degree in Project Management, Engineering, or equivalent
  • 4+ years (expert level) experience with an industry standard project and resource management tool (MS Project, Primavera, Smartsheet, or similar)
  • Experience with project estimation and budgeting resource hours, cost, etc.
  • Proficient with full Microsoft office suite.

Qualifications desired:

  • Experience developing and documenting process documentation
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or the ability to attain within 2 years of employment
  • Thorough understanding of engineering and manufacturing practices/standards, operations, with an emphasis on new product development
  • An analytical approach to problem solving, value-add tasks and processes
  • Ability to execute the PDCA cycle, and engineering design process
  • Functional understanding of mechanical and/or software engineering design
  • Supply chain management experience
  • Ability to read engineering drawings
  • Automotive enthusiast and experience

Essential functions and responsibilities:

Fabricator

December 21st, 2017

**This job posting will close January 21st, 2018**

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Reports to: Mechanical Engineering Manager

Position Summary:  Responsible for efficiently fabricating complex prototype components for performance engines and manufacturing tools using industry standard fabricating techniques.

Qualifications required:

  • At least three years of previous experience in welding, metal fabrication, manufacturing.
  • GTAW expert in precision level aluminum alloys, stainless steel, steel alloys. Knowledge in choosing machine parameters, torch and tungsten choice, techniques to achieve joint integrity, filler material selection, and manufacturing efficiency.
  • GMAW expert in precision level aluminum alloys, stainless steel, steel alloys. Knowledge in choosing machine parameters, techniques to achieve joint integrity, filler material selection, and manufacturing efficiency.
  • Experience working with various motorsport fabrication processes including sheet metal fabrication, machine tool use, space frame construction.
  • Knowledge of various manufacturing processes including casting, sheet metal forming, CNC machining and space frame construction.
  • Ability to work with and communicate well within a small group but also able to work independently on the entirety of smaller projects.
  • Proficiency reading engineering and manufacturing drawings.

Qualifications desired:

  • Experience with turbocharged, supercharged and naturally aspirated engines.
  • Experience in/knowledge of building intercoolers, exhausts, charge piping, turbo manifolds, safety roll cages, and other motorsports related parts or components.
  • Experience in/knowledge of operating hand operated equipment such as lathes, mills, tube benders, tube notchers, …

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