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Technical Analysis Engineer (Irvine, California, US) in Irvine, CA at Kia Motors America

Date Posted: 1/24/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Irvine, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/24/2019

Job Description

Need a positive switch in your career? Kia Motors America is one of the world’s fastest growing automotive companies in the US. We are always looking to add smart, talented individuals to the Kia team.

At Kia Motors America, innovation and reinvention are at the core of everything we do, and our willingness to challenge conventional thinking has transformed the brand into a recognized industry leader.

With an extensive lineup of world class products, Kia continues to grow and mature at a rapid rate. Our Marketing partnerships with the NBA, Super Bowl, Billboard Music Awards and others are raising brand awareness and challenging what people think they know about the Kia brand. Join us as we invite people to discover the “New Kia”.

Status

Exempt

Summary

Provide technical analysis of vehicles involved in claims and Lemon Law and warranty related litigation. Monitor Kia vehicle performance in the field.  

Major Responsibilities

Priority

Major Responsibility

%

1st

Provide technical support to KMA Legal Department Staff and local counsel for Lemon Law and warranty matters.

30

2nd

Provide technical support to Consumer Affairs for vehicle claim resolution.

30

3rd

Perform vehicle inspections to support claims, Lemon Law and Warranty claim analysis.

15

4th

Monitor Kia vehicles performance conditions in the field regarding potential reliability and safety conditions.

15

 

5th

Monitor review and track NHTSA complaints and government investigations

10

Education/Certification

  • BS degree in Engineering or Automotive Technology or equivalent work experience required.

Overall Experience

  • 3 – 5 years of experience in automotive technical positions such as Product Quality or in an engineering environment.  

Directly Related Experience

  • Strong working knowledge of automobiles with the ability to perform hands-on vehicle system performance assessments.

Skills

Automotive background a plus but not required.

High level of automotive knowledge desired

Excellent communication skills required (written and oral)

Exceptional analytical skills and ability to develop concise and effective stories that are supported by data.

Attention to detail; personal organization skills

PC skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point

Working knowledge of statistical and in-life analysis using Weibull software

Competencies

Challenge

Collaboration

Customer

Globality

People

Adapting to Change

Championing Customer Needs

Communicating Effectively

Delivering High Quality Work

Entrepreneurial Thinking

Managing Resources

KMA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, including pregnancy and childbirth and related medical conditions, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, legally protected physical disability or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  KMA complies with applicable law governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which KMA has offices.  The KMA EEO policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.

Disclaimer:  The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and for this position.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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