Position Summary: The Engineering Technician position assists Engineers in the design, development and installation of new performance products for APR
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.
Annual performance appraisal
Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Automotive Technology Degree or equivalent related experience
At least 3 years of previous experience as a certified VAG Technician
APR, LLC is an automotive engineering firm operating a 78,000 sq. ft. performance campus in Opelika, AL with 50+ employees. APR was founded in 1997 with a corporate philosophy of Innovation, Integrity, Excellence and Teamwork. APR's Sole Mission is to provide the highest quality and most highly engineered aftermarket performance products available for Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen vehicles.