AVL North America

Vehicle Fabricator

Job Location US-MI-Plymouth
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/2/2018 12:45 PM)


AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for a Vehicle Fabricator to add to our DRIVE team in the Plymouth, MI area.  The Vehicle Fabricator position will support fabrication, instrumentation, and testing requirements for vehicle testing and vehicle integration projects. Instrument, configure, and execute drivability benchmarking either according to AVL internal procedure or customer specific procedure. Responsibilities include R&R of powertrain components, modification of components to accommodate required sensors, prepping vehicle for testing, installing sensors and obtaining required CAN messages, data integrity check, troubleshooting and data acquisition while driving a matrix of specific maneuvers.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.




  • Conducts routine maintenance on equipment, vehicles, etc. following established schedules and procedures.
  • Fabricates vehicle and testing components following blueprints, engineering schematics, equipment manuals, handwritten or drawn notes.
  • Engages in safe work practices and advises supervisor on improvements to test equipment fabrication, installation, and operation to ensure a safe laboratory operation.
  • Perform test equipment inspection and verification prior to use.
  • Instrument vehicles per AVL process or customer specific process in a tidy, organized manner.
  • Perform AVL or customer specific driving maneuvers as part of the drivability benchmark.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to signal quality and AVL DRIVE software and hardware.
  • Provide feedback on subjective impressions during benchmark, software issues or constraints and suggestions for overall increased benchmarking efficiency.
  • Professional and timely completion of benchmarking summary reports and other administrative responsibilities.
  • Actively participate in developing one’s own training plan and exhibits ownership in completing training towards realization of selected diplomas and competency.
  • Complete and maintain all applicable safety training and track training



  • High School diploma or equivalent education
  • 1 - 5+ years continuing education, or trade school and/or related experience is required
  • Must be able to read and follow schematics; equipment manuals; blueprints and drawings
  • Demonstrated ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Has knowledge of tasks associated with the technical work area; technical jargon; welding equipment
  • Basic understanding of metallurgy
  • MIG welding ferrous metals
  • TIG welding ferrous and nonferrous metals
  • Operation or hand operated cutting, drilling, and grinding tools
  • Operation of stationary cutting, drilling, grinding, shearing, and bending tools
  • Operation of hydraulic press
  • Crane training
  • Forklift training
  • Hazardous communication training
  • Lock out/tag out training
  • Personal protective equipment training
  • Compressed gas training
  • SPCC training
  • Hazardous waste training
  • Process water system awareness training
  • Exhaust system awareness training
  • Welding training
  • Vehicle testing background with emphasis on data acquisition required
  • Practical vehicle experience
  • Digital signal processing and data acquisition knowledge
  • Basic computer knowledge with ability to learn new programs (i.e. AVL-DRIVE, ATI)
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to support effective team environment
  • Able to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to diagnose and perform root cause analysis


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