Test Assistant (Part-Time) 2021-054
East Liberty, OH 
Posted 25 days ago
Job Description
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%)

Working conditions
  • 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

Physical requirements
  • 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.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Hours per Week
Salary and Benefits
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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