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Automotive Engineering Support 2

Engine, Emissions and Vehicle Research Division

GS-23F-0006M

Labor Category Description:  Individuals assigned at these non-exempt positions provide support to the skilled senior technical staff, using developed skills and practical knowledge. The technician is expected to do assigned tasks in the laboratory and/or testing environment under supervision. Individuals assigned in this position:

  • Set up experimental apparatus following written or verbal instructions.
  • Prepare samples, specimens, prototype instruments and/or test materials following defined procedures.
  • Conduct, observe and document standardized test and analyses data following established protocols.
  • Conduct routine maintenance on equipment.
  • Maintain and order required materials.

Qualifications:  This position requires a High School diploma or equivalent education, an Associate's degree, trade school education or continuing education, and one year of relevant experience as a minimum. Individuals have basic knowledge of tasks associated with the technical area of work with skills in the application of mathematical functions, the use of PC software and hands-on craft abilities. Individuals are able to read schematics, drawings, sketches, and technical instructions of testing protocols primarily in automotive engineering, and have built a program or direct multiple program activities in a wide technical field. Technical areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, powertrains, fuel systems, chassis, hydraulics, electronics, control systems, test systems, and contamination control.