Research and Development Technician (Continuous Recruitment)

Research and Development Technician (Continuous Recruitment)

**Please note that we will be recruiting for this position on an on-going basis in order to build a talent pool of potential candidates. When a position becomes available, we will review applicants at that time. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in APR, LLC.**

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 APR’s Core Values
  • Uphold APR’s code of conduct
  • Possess a valid and unexpired driver’s license
  • Eligibility to be an insured driver

Physical demands and work environment:

  • Physical demands:  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, use hands to feel objects and type on keyboard or work controls. This position operates and drives vehicles frequently.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. and occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: Work is regularly performed in a manufacturing environment as well as a shop and office environment.  The noise levels can vary from light to medium levels.
  • Expected Hours of Work:  This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm and overtime as needed and possible travel.

Performance Standards:

  • Annual performance appraisal

Approval/revision date: 1/5/2018

Final candidate must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.

APR, LLC is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate on any legally recognized basis, including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other basis recognized by federal, state, or local law.

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Phone: (800) 680-7921 Local Phone: +1 (334) 502-5181 Fax: (334) 502-5180 Address: APR LLC, 4800 US HWY 280 West, Opelika, AL 36801

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