Purpose Test Assistant shall be responsible for assisting test teams with setting up and tearing down equipment and for safely simulating “everyday” city traffic seen on the road. Essential Functions*
Read vehicle test plans and follow written and/or verbal test procedures
Follow safe work practices and safely operate around autonomous vehicles
Maintain current knowledge and adherence to all operating policies, procedures, and directives, including thorough knowledge of facility operating guidelines
Communicate to control tower operations through a hand-held radio
Participate as an actor to perform structured tests to simulate traffic conditions by operating bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and vehicles according to test procedures
Work closely with Test Conductors and other Test Assistants to create, prepare, maintain, organize, set up, and tear down equipment
Communicate detailed and accurate test feedback to Test Conductors
*TRC Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is willing to make a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job. **Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Other Duties and Responsibilities (Non-Essential Functions)
Evaluate the real-world performance of the self-driving system
Participate as an actor to perform structured tests to simulate traffic conditions by operating motorcycles according to test procedures
Ability to train other test assistants
Support TRC Inc.’s Quality and EH&S (Environmental, Health, and Safety) efforts
Valid driver’s license
Less than six points and/or three moving violations on driving record within last three years
Must be minimum 18 years old
High school diploma or GED required
Must be able to successfully complete in-house driving course/examination
Able to follow written and verbal directions given by the supervisor or customer
Proficiency with a laptop computer and touchscreen smartphone
Must have good attention to detail and be able to quickly and concisely describe their thoughts
Able to work on a team environment and ride as a passenger with another person operating a vehicle
Flexibility with work hours during busy test periods. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Ability to travel (< 10%)
May be exposed to temperatures below 0 degrees and above 95 degrees
May be exposed to inclement weather
May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, such as gas and oil
Most work is accomplished outdoors in or around vehicles
Ability to move objects weighing up to 35 pounds independently
Capable of positioning one’s self into bending, stretching, climbing, or awkward positions
Must be able to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time
Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers
Ability to enter work times into a computer
Able to speak and hear proficiently in person and through a hand-held radio
Able to ride as a passenger in an autonomous vehicle, where you may have little control over the vehicle’s operations.
Able to be in confined seated position to operate vehicle or systems for up to four (4) hours at a time for a total of up to eight (8) hours per day or as overtime is needed.
Able to operate grip gear shift, brake release and steering wheel requiring coupling forces up to ten (10) lbs.
Reach to either left or right shoulder to pull seat belt across body
Able to spend up to eight (8) hours per day walking around, riding a bicycle, scooter/skateboard, and/or driving a vehicle on a closed course
Able to spend the day outside in changing weather conditions
Able to safely maneuver around and about autonomous vehicles
It is the policy of TRC Inc. to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation (LGBTQIA+), veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by law.