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Senior Automotive Technician

We are people who want to make a difference.

Everything we do starts with people. It’s what makes us different from all other car companies. If you share our belief in the power of people and our passion for human-centric innovation, you will thrive together with brilliant, like-minded colleagues who are committed to making a true difference?


Senior Automotive Technician

Sunnyvale, CA

Job Summary

VC Tech's Research and Development (R&D) Engineering team operates with a broad scope, delving into cutting-edge technologies and exploring uncharted territories. Our innovation approach at Volvo follows a bottom-up model, granting individuals a significant degree of autonomy in their work. We are currently seeking an exceptional talent to join our automotive workshop in Sunnyvale, CA, supporting diverse ongoing partnerships and driving innovation projects.


This pivotal role is deemed essential, requiring on-site presence in Sunnyvale, CA, in accordance with local regulations.


  • Maintain and support office’s fleet of production, verification, pre-production, and test cars, as well as fleet of offsite partner vehicles
    • Keep vehicles up to date with latest hardware, recalls
    • Install diagnostic/telemetry equipment
    • Work with test engineers to validate car functionality & diagnose issues
    • Travel may be needed for supporting partner vehicles, up to 2 times per year
  • Design & implement custom equipment installation
  • Support the workshop manager in various activities throughout the garage
  • Support the needs of innovation, engineering, and AD/ADAS teams
  • Fabricate rigs for securing test equipment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate or Bachelor degree preferred, or automotive technical certification considered 
  • 5-8 years of experience as automotive technician, including working with hybrids
  • Eight ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certifications and L1 & L3 (advanced level specialist & hybrid certifications) 
  • Expert knowledge of diagnostic procedures, manufacturer specific special tools, and test equipment
  • Strong PC skills to perform daily work (i.e. Office products, computer hardware, additional software)
  • Strong communication skills to present technical information and persuade different audiences 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master technician designation
  • Some fabrication skills are a plus
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) certified is a plus


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Sunnyvale, CA, US, CA 94089

Job requisition ID:  69344

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