Bertrandt US

  • Automotive R&D Specialist

    Job Locations US-TN-Chattanooga
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3/29/2018 2:43 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Bertrandt - your trustworthy engineering partner


    Looking for a career, not just a job? Want to join a dynamic team working for an international industry leader? Enjoy an energetic work atmosphere? Bertrandt US may be just what you have been looking for! The Bertrandt Group has been providing development solutions for the international automotive and aviation industries in Europe, China and the USA for more than 40 years. A total of around 13,000 employees at 53 locations guarantee extensive know-how, sustainable project solutions and a high level of customer orientation. Its main customers include the major manufacturers and numerous system suppliers.


    This position acts as the liaison between the process partners Production, Pilot Hall, Logistics, Quality Assurance and R&D in Chattanooga and other different brands / departments / plants. You will be responsible for supporting the R&D Vehicle Integration Team to ensure a successful launch and ramp up of new models and model year changes. The R&D Specialist will manage a fleet of vehicles that need preparation for upcoming events and tests.


    • Active risk management regarding all job related topics in cooperation with Development Department in Wolfsburg / Germany and involved departments.
    • Accompanying of press and special cars during production process.
    • Responsible for special car finish according to special requirements.
    • Ensure the buy off acceptance for the single check points and final management approval.
    • Lead a special finish rework team (local and external team members).
    • Responsible for safety and 5S in the workshop.
    • Be a communication link between R&D Germany and various agencies like Purchasing, Program Management, Logistics, Assembly and Production.
    • Hands on assistance in the analysis and in resolving any interior / exterior / electric / powertrain / chassis issues during preparation of special cars.
    • Knowledge about main rework actions for the implementation in special cars.
    • Knowledge about important AEKO or AWE for the implementation in special cars.
    • Check radio noise, vibration (acoustics)


    • BS degree (Engineering field preferred)
    • 6 years of experience
    • Experience in interfacing Production, Quality Assurance, Pilot Hall, Logistics and Customer Service
    • Project management experience
    • Special automotive knowledge – special car preparation or similar background
    • Ability to train new local staff
    • If possible, experience in the co-operation with OEM development departments
    • Excellent organization, written and oral communication skills
    • Attention to details with the ability to organize, plan and prioritize workloads
    • Experience with vehicle integration preferred
    • German language skills preferred




    • Complete and comprehensive benefits package including Med/Dent/Vision
    • Employer paid STD/LTD/Life
    • 401k Retirement program
    • Generous paid vacation/sick/holidays
    • Creativity encouraged in a fun, friendly work environment



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