Assistant Manager, Test Leader

Date: Nov 28, 2023

Location: Ann Arbor, MI, US, 48198

Company: Hyundai Motor America

At Hyundai, we’ve rethought our business and created cars that combine performance, quality, design and innovation into a complete package.

It’s time you rethink what you expect from an employer.

At Hyundai, we understand you're not just building a career – you're building a life. We believe in our people and realize that our success is a direct result of our commitment in offering you great opportunities for your career. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for a chance to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.



Superior Township, MI


~ Conduct analysis, experiments, failure modes effects analysis, and testing on subsystems and components related to active field investigations and quality improvement initiatives.

Major Responsibilities

~ Use advanced knowledge to specify, recommend, and perform a variety of testing, experiments, and evaluations on material relevant to active investigations and quality improvement initiatives.

~ Exercise independent judgement to manage and prioritize multiple activities within specified delivery timeframes.

~ Analyze metallic, composite, and electronic materials, as well as vehicle subsystems and components using equipment such as CT scanning system and scanning electron microscope.

~ Create and maintain evaluation and test parameters for unique situations arising from multiple sources.

~ Provide timely, clear, concise, and accurate reports to communicate results and conclusions of evaluations.

Major Responsibilities (continued)

~ Add authoritative discussion, context, and conclusions to evaluation results.

~ Operate and maintain laboratory equipment and systems, including coordination of maintenance, repairs, and supplies with Lab Management.

~ Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure safety and quality standards are maintained.

~ Communicate effectively with Safety Office team members keeping team informed of status and progress of activities to support investigations.


~ Position requires attaining and maintaining a high level of technical knowledge about Hyundai vehicles and automotive components to assist in identifying potential vehicle safety conditions.  This position will have access to Hyundai expertise needed to complete investigations and a direct line to upper management to inform of critical issues identification.

~ Evaluate and validate field action repairs related to recall campaigns on safety matters.
~ Liaise with Hyundai design, manufacturing, and supplier affiliates.

~ Primary duties include the exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance.


~ Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline.
~ Master’s degree a plus

Related Experience

~ Five or more years of relevant work experience.

~ Experience in conducting laboratory operations and experiments.

~ Knowledge of specialized techniques such as CT scan, SEM, spectrometry, metallurgy, and others related to automotive forensics.

~ Experience in gathering and analyzing statistical data.

~ Three or more years of experience in the automotive business, in areas such as, vehicle safety, design, testing, field reliability evaluation, materials engineering, diagnostic laboratory, or service is preferred.

~ Automotive assembly plant or component manufacturing experience a plus.


~ Results-driven with excellent project and program management skills.

~ Ability to proactively collaborate with peers, vehicle component experts and leadership within the organization and creatively problem solve needed to complete investigations.

~ Ability to concurrently manage a range of experiments in a timely manner.

~ Ability to identify and utilize the corporation expertise related to the issue under investigation.

~ Ability to accurately analyze high-volume technical data.

~ Ability to present findings to all pertinent levels of the corporation.

~ Aptitude to work well with and communicate clearly with members of various HMA and HMC legal, quality, engineering, testing, and service departments.


~ N/A.

Physical Requirements

Normal office duties
Business travel as needed

Work Model

#LI-Hybrid (60% Onsite/40% Remote)




$67,200.00 - $96,000.00 Annual


Actual pay will be based on skills, experience and education. Our total rewards package includes base salary, bonus and benefits. Benefits include healthcare insurance (medical/prescription, dental, vision), 401(k) company match, a quarterly employer enhanced contribution, basic life insurance, short- and long-term disability, employee assistance program (work/life balance programs and confidential counseling), expert medical services (provider referrals, second opinion), business travel accident insurance, health advocacy (coordinate care and services, assistance with claim and billing issues, understanding Hyundai benefits), annual discretionary bonus, accrued vacation pay, company provided sick pay, vehicle lease program (monthly fee includes insurance and maintenance).


Our Company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws.  The information requested on this form is sought in good faith and will not be used to discriminate against the applicant based on race, religion or creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, marital status, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or related circumstances), gender identity, gender expression, age, citizenship, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, military and veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit