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Automotive Technician

Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

We are people who want to make a difference.

Everything we do starts with people. It's what makes us different from all other car companies. If you share our belief in the power of people and our passion for human-centric innovation, you will thrive together with brilliant, like-minded colleagues who are committed to making a true difference?

What We Can Offer

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it's at the heart of everything we create. Volvo Cars is on an ambitious journey to redefine the customer experience in automotive through digital technology.

Our vision is simple - creating the freedom to move in a personal, sustainable, and safe way - and the goals we've set up to support it are bold and ambitious. We're building an organization full of creative, diverse, and talented people working to build new, exciting digital products and services supporting those goals.

We have cross-functional product teams in Sunnyvale, Shanghai, Stockholm, and Gothenburg who create digital consumer experiences spanning the Volvo Cars portfolio of brands. We're looking for team members to join our organization who think about technology problems and opportunities in exciting and different ways - creative and enthusiastic thinkers who want to change the world with us here at Volvo.

Job Purpose

VCTech's R&D Engineering team has broad scope to experiment with new technologies as well as uncovering the unknown. Innovation within Volvo follows a bottom-up approach, giving individuals a high degree of freedom in what they work on and how. We are seeking top talent to work in our automotive workshop supporting various ongoing partnerships and innovation projects.

This role is considered essential and is expected to be onsite in Sunnyvale, CA as permitted by local regulations.

What You Can Bring

  • Maintain and support office's fleet of production, verification, pre-production, and test cars as well as fleet of offsite partner vehicles
  • Keep vehicles up to date with latest hardware, recalls
  • Install diagnostic/telemetry equipment
  • Work with test engineers to validate car functionality & diagnose issues
  • Travel may be needed for supporting partner vehicles, up to 2 times per year

  • Design & implement custom equipment installation
  • Support the workshop manager in various activities throughout the garage
  • Support the needs of innovation, engineering, and AD/ADAS teams
  • Fabricate rigs for securing test equipment

Other Qualifications:

  • Associate or Bachelor degree preferred, or automotive technical certification considered
  • Five years of experience as automotive technician, including working with hybrids
  • Eight ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) and L1 & L3 (advanced level specialist & hybrid certifications)
  • Expert knowledge of diagnostic procedures, manufacturer specific special tools, and test equipment
  • Strong PC skills to perform daily work (i.e. Office products, computer hardware, additional software)
  • Strong communication skills to present technical information and persuade different audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master technician
  • Some fabrication skills are a plus
  • EV certified is a plus

Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers' lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them.

In the spirit of a human-centric environment, we strongly believe in the well-being of our employees as well as their families. There are generous health and wellness programs that begin day-one with the company as well as a wide variety of other benefit programs including a comprehensive 401(k), potential for retention & company bonuses, and an opportunity to be a brand ambassador through our car incentive programs! Furthermore, in an effort to build the workday around our employees, we also offer remote flexibility working options.

Most importantly, Volvo Cars' continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Sunnyvale, CA, US

Job requisition ID: 51121

Nearest Major Market: San Jose

Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Keywords: VOLVO CAR FINANCE LIMITED, Sunnyvale , Automotive Technician, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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