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Bendix Engineer 3-4, Test in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Engineer 3-4, Test

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Job Description

Want to help shape tomorrow? At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!www.bendix.com/careers (/www.bendix.com/careers)

Test Engineer 3-4

Position Summary:

This position will perform a full range of technical work including vehicle field studies, root cause analysis, road load data collection, data analysis and vehicle test reports.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform Vehicle testing to develop and validate vehicle braking and controls systems.

  • Specify vehicle instrumentation and data acquisition instrumentations, and guide or perform installation on a vehicle, completing troubleshooting, and utilizing vehicle diagnostics.

  • Write test procedures, analyze test results, write technical reports and maintain test documentation,

  • Plans, conducts and coordinates a broad range of complex engineering technical assignments requiring an in-depth knowledge of foundation brake hardware and problem solving techniques.

  • Regarded by Bendix as a technical expert in areas including foundation brake hardware, vehicle chassis systems & road load data collection.

  • Will be a support resource to any Bendix department requiring vehicle test support.

  • Will direct and coordinate the vehicle activities of other engineers or engineering support personnel on specific assignments.

  • Has appreciable latitude for independent action and decision.

  • Position is non-supervisory.

  • Identify and implement improvements to testing methods, data collection, data analysis, and procedures for continuous improvement and quality of validation testing.

  • Able to travel to test sites as necessary including TRC in E Liberty, Ohio, KRC in Houghton Michigan, Kalamazoo and Marshal Michigan. Willing to travel > 25%.

  • Ability to coordinate truck and trailer systems maintenance and installations of test units onto vehicle.

  • Interface across organization with multiple Agile/Scrum teams to coordinate actions, vehicle modifications, product installations, testing, schedules, and communication of results.

  • Interface with local test tracks and OEM customers as needed.


  • Effective at communicating complex technical principles with a variety of audience including customers and suppliers

  • Self-starter/self-motivating with a bias for action and results driven. Detail oriented and driven to complete assigned tasks on time

  • Capable of multi-tasking and adapting to changing priorities

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Solid analytical skills

  • Good organizational and project management skills

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is a plus, however must be eligible to obtain CDL.

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude or experience with hands-on vehicle maintenance in automotive or heavy truck industry.


  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills in a team environment

  • Participation in the FMEA and DVP&R process

  • Able to write test procedures and test plans

  • Able to perform technical presentations to OEM customers

  • Experience with ABS testing a plus.

  • Knowledge of air brake systems preferred

  • Knowledge of applicable NHTSA requirements and SAE Recommended Practices preferred

  • Knowledge of ISO17025 is a plus.

  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team in a dynamic working environment including international team members

  • Comfortable communicating with internal and external customers

  • Knowledge of electronic vehicle control systems preferred

  • Ability to read blue prints and electrical and Hydraulic schematics.

  • Knowledge and experience with J1939 CAN systems and vehicle communications and electronics a plus.


  • 7-10 years of foundation brake testing within the automotive industry or commercial vehicle industry is required.

  • Six Sigma & statistical tool experience is preferred.

  • 8D process experience and demonstrated implementation of PCA solutions will be highly regarded.


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering is required

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering is preferred

Position Requirements:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

What does Bendix have to offer you?

  • Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off

  • 401k Plan with Company matching

  • Retirement Savings Plan

  • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)

  • Wellness Program and incentives

  • Telework policy

  • On-Site Fitness Center

  • On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options

  • Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

  • Company-Paid Benefits:

  • Basic Life Insurance

  • Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

  • Short Term Disability

  • Business Travel Accident Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:

  • Medical and Prescription insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Supplemental Life Insurance Plans

  • Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family

  • Long Term Disability

  • Accident Plan

  • Critical Illness Plan

  • Hospital Indemnity Plan

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Job Location

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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