Responsible for assistance in day to day operation of the automotive emissions lab for the purpose of completing chassis dyno certification testing for SEMA members, including iterative testing for product design purposes and those required for CARB Executive Orders. Must be comfortable around automotive vehicles and have basic mechanical skills. Lab Technician will be responsible for preparation of vehicles for testing and performing test duties under the direction of the Lab Manager or an assigned supervisor, including operation of vehicles on the chassis dyno and on the road. Ability to operate a vehicle and a clean driving record is required.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY
On-Road vehicle mileage accumulation by driving vehicles a minimum of 50 miles on a pre-mapped route
Operating vehicles on the chassis dynamometer during testing
Preparing vehicles for testing including but not limited to: removing and reloading charcoal canisters, weighing PM filters before and after test, draining and refilling fuel tank, and affixing vehicle to dynamometer
Operation of OBD scanning equipment to capture onboard diagnostic data before and after tests
Product installation on vehicles of member equipment for testing
Other duties as request to complete department and company goals
Reports to Lab Manager and assigned supervisor
Communicates with association Members
Communicates with all levels of staff
PRIMARY SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of automotive vehicle operation
Ability to operate a variety of vehicles, including passenger cars and full-size pickup trucks, more than 50% of workday. A clean driving record is required.
Basic automotive maintenance skills, such as checking oil level, tire pressures, etc.
Sufficient experience to identify problems or faults in the testing process and suggest corrective measures (in concert with other Lab Technicians or Lab Manager).
Dedicated to the importance of maintaining complete transparency with SEMA staff, insofar as possible bias toward the Association or its member companies could be perceived.
Knowledgeable about the Specialty Automotive Aftermarket parts industry and familiar with the range of parts and systems that typify this market segment
Availability to work second shift (second shift runs approximately 2pm to 11pm)
About Specialty Equipment Market Association
A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more. Our organization performs many services for its members and for the hobby as a whole. Perhaps most importantly, SEMA works hard to protect consumers’ rights to drive accessorized, customized and vintage vehicles. Every year, SEMA also presents an enormous trade show in Las Vegas. This is where manufacturers unveil their latest offerings, while buyers, distributors and members of the press walk their feet off to see it all. Visit SEMAShow.com for more information.