Vehicle Test Assistant (Atwater, CA)- Automated Vehicle Division
Atwater, CA

If you are passionate about safety, creative minded and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you. You will work in a start-up environment with a highly collaborative team of professionals in the rapidly growing automated vehicle space.

Our team has developed a strong culture of safety, professionalism and personal responsibility, we expect all team members to adhere to team standards of conduct. We have developed a strong team culture of safety and respect and expect everyone to adhere to team standards of conduct.

The Vehicle Test Assistant play an integral role in helping our drivers test prototype vehicles. He/she simulates “everyday” city traffic that’s seen on the road. He/she will develop a unique sense of how to safely maneuver around vehicles that are running proprietary software and hardware; and develop a unique sense of how to safely maneuver around vehicles that run proprietary software and hardware.


Maintain Transdev’s high standard of safety, inside and outside of the vehicle;
Consistently demonstrate situational awareness, an understanding of the technology in his/her care, and a willingness to constantly adjust to changes in the environment;
Be the deputy for technology by communicating courteously always with management, engineers, and the public;
Operate with safety as the primary goal;
Work closely with vehicle safety operators and provide detailed and accurate feedback about the testing;
Will emulate a pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist and/or motor vehicle driver;
Set up/build small props; and
Comply with Transdev’s Autonomous Vehicle Division zero-tolerance policy regarding the use of alcohol or drugs by self-driving vehicle operators during a shift, including randomized drug testing; and
Other duties as required

Education, Licensing, and Certifications Required :
Must be 21 years old;
High School Diploma or GED
Meets driver requirements, including driving record and criminal history under applicable regulations and laws in the state(s) in which the self-driving vehicle monitor will be working.
Must have a clean driving record.

Skills and Knowledge Required:
Must have good attention to detail and be able to quickly and concisely describe their thoughts;
Capable of responding quickly and simultaneously to multiple scenarios;
Adapt quickly to new and developing technology;
Cross-functional verbal and written communication and issue escalation;
Must be able to safely maneuver around autonomous vehicles;
Must be able to spend up to 45 hours, in a workweek, either walking around, riding a bicycle, and driving a vehicle on a closed course;
Must be able to withstand working outdoors in inclement weather;
Must be able to work specific shifts, including early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends;
Must be eager, self-starter, and demonstrate good judgement, in fast-paced, high stress environments
Punctual, reliable, and team player; and
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Transdev reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
Must submit to a drug test and background check (Criminal, Employment, and Education)
Driving Record

Physical Requirements:
Required to talk, listen, and hear;
Frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, hands to finger, handle or feel, and to sit, stand, walk, reach, bend, regularly push, pull and lift up to 50 pounds;
Occasionally climb stairs and/or ladders;
Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds;
Must use close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus; and
Most work is accomplished outdoors.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Transdev will also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Drug free workplace

If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check

Requisition ID 2019-11463

Internal Code \#TNA

Internal Reference 361

Internal Code 3 Ind1

Company/Division Alternative Services