Automotive Manufacturing Technician

Poway, California, United Statesthyssenkrupp Bilstein of America Inc

Type of contract:Full-time, Permanent
Experience level:Professionals
Remote work:No specification
Job field:Production & Manufacturing
Status:Ongoing recruitment, entry date flexible
Posting date:2023/03/17
Job number:US_801207_AT_BILAME00696
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Your responsibilities

As a manufacturing technician in our Bilstein Technical Center (BTC) you will manufacture automotive shock absorbers. This role works a 4-10 schedule. This means you will work a 10 hour shift Monday through Thursday and then have Fridays off. Part time applicants may be considered for this role provided that they have a consistent schedule.

Some of your job duties will include:

  • Cleaning and preparing parts and sub-assemblies
  • Assembling shocks based on drawings or work instructions
  • Assembling accessory kits and small parts for inventory
  • Performing visual and mechanical inspection of parts, sub-assemblies and assemblies for quality issues.
  • Assembling shock absorbers on gas/oil fill machine and testing on dynamometer
  • Assisting in collecting and recording data for analyzing valving, performance, fitment and part failure
  • Maintaining tools and equipment in good working order

Your profile

Our ideal candidate has a manufacturing background and enjoys working with their hands in a physical role. We love that many of our team are automotive enthusiasts- but don't worry if you're new to suspension. As long as you have a mechanical or manufacturing background and a desire to learn we can teach you the rest.

  • One to two years related experience and/or training in a manufacturing or assembly environment
  • Intermediate knowledge, skill and ability to operate hand tools, machine equipment, gas/oil fill and dynamometer
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, diagrams and other written instructions
  • Intermediate computer skills to understand and navigate the utilization of company software programs such as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft
  • Certificate from technical or vocational school desired

Your benefits

  • 401(k) Matching
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance
  • Fitness Benefit
  • Paid Time Off + paid shutdown during the winter holidays
  • Company-Paid Short-term Disability
  • Employee-Paid Long-term Disability
  • Annual credit to company store
  • Discount employee shocks


For additional information on our company culture, company benefits, or to potentially get scheduled for an interview, please text SHOCKS to 25000


If you are an applicant with a California residency, please click on the following link: California Job Applicant Notice of Collection

Important to us

Health & Safety

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

We value diversity

thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age and veteran status or any other protected status required by applicable law.

Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation in connection with the application process are encouraged to contact us directly.


Our Automotive Technology business is passionate about the automotive industry and produces as well as markets high-tech automotive components worldwide. With over 20,000 employees, we are responsible for the success of this business. Our product and service range includes chassis technologies such as steering and damper systems and the assembly of axle systems as well as powertrain components for conventional and alternative engines. We also develop assembly systems for body-in-white construction and produce lightweight car body components in series.

thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America, Inc. is a world class manufacturer of suspension solutions headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio USA. thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America supplies products to a wide range of Original Equipment Automotive Manufacturers as well as Aftermarket and Motorsports.

From receiving your documents to acceptance: the application process

Step 1

Online application

Have you found an interesting vacancy? Then apply online. You won’t need more than 10 minutes. The entire application process – from initial contact to response – usually takes between four and six weeks.

Notes on application

You will have submitted your online application to thyssenkrupp in no time! As long as the position is available on our career page, you have the opportunity to apply.

We have adapted the application process to the current situation and conduct our interviews by video (not in the U.S.), telephone and also personally - in compliance with the applicable and necessary distance and hygienic rules. You will receive detailed information on this topic from our recruiting experts during the application process, while you can find general information and application tips here finden.

Further information about thyssenkrupp, our products and locations can be found directly on the company website.

We wish you every success with your application and stay healthy!


Move things forward with us - as colleagues and above all as a team.
Because together we dare to do something new and take things into our own hands.

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