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Prototype Technician - Temporary Contract (1 - 2 months)

bw_wordkay_placeNoblesville - Indiana - USA

bw_wordkay_timeJan 09, 2020

bw_wordkay_optionFull time


BorgWarner is a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. Our facilities are located across the globe to provide local support for our diverse customer base.

We operate in two groups: The Engine Group develops air management strategies and products to optimize engines for fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and enhanced performance. BorgWarner’s expertise includes engine timing systems, boosting systems, ignition systems, air and noise management, cooling and controls. The Drivetrain Group harnesses a legacy of more than 100 years as an industry innovator in transmission and all-wheel drive technology. The group leverages this understanding of powertrain clutching technology to develop interactive control systems and strategies for all types of torque management.

BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems is currently looking for “dynamic, results driven” individual to join as a Prototype Technician for 1 to 2 months at our Noblesville Technical Center (NTC) located in Noblesville, Indiana.

In this role, and under direct supervision of the Prototype Build Supervisor the Prototype Technician will be primarily responsible for supporting the build and evaluation of prototype rotating electrical machines and inverters.  The Prototype Technician will support Engineering in the manufacture, assembly, and test of prototype samples.   

Key Accountabilities:

  • Supports the build requests for prototype rotating electric machines and inverters involving a high amount of complexity and ensures appropriate measures are taken to provide a quality product delivered on time.
  • Conducts experiments, records data, and formally reports the results to internal customers and engineers, with a high degree of quality and professionalism.
  • Provides input, guidance, and solutions to internal customers and supervisor in order to resolve moderately complex issues/constraints appearing before or during assigned tasks.
  • Works cross functionally with other groups to overcome issues/constraints and complete difficult tasks.
  • Actively communicates findings, issues, constraints, delays, & progress to internal customers and supervisor.  Analyzes potential solutions to mitigate problems, issues, and delays.
  • Moves progress forward on multiple projects simultaneously without direct supervisor involvement.
  • Participates in giving and receiving training at a moderate level; learning on the job in real time.
  • Willing to develop skills and grow within a dynamic test and low volume manufacturing environment.
  • Maintains equipment and work area in compliance with local 5S protocol, keeping all areas looking professional and audit ready.
  • Provides moderate technical support for all related duties in ITC as required.  Flexible and open minded to all business needs.
  • Follows safety practices, conducts activities with high degree of discipline and safety, operates machinery safely. Communicates unsafe situations/behavior to supervisor and actively participates in safety audits.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Associates Degree in Engineering preferred
  • 3 years minimum experience in an engineering, lab, test, prototype, or build position required
  • Automotive/commercial driveline components, specifically electric rotating machines is preferred
  • Prior experience in vehicle driveline torque transfer component testing, including electric machines, electrical and electronic systems is preferred
  • A working knowledge of blueprint reading and interpretation including both mechanical and electrical schematics is preferred
  • Troubleshooting/problem solving skills are required
  • Learning on the Fly - Demonstrated ability to learn tasks and processes in an efficient timeframe
  • Knowledge and experience using Word, Excel, PowerPoint is preferred
  • Ability to cross train and work in multiple departments is required
  • Able to lift 35lbs, stand on feet for 8 hours per day, and work OT as directed by management
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

BorgWarner Competencies:

  • Customer Focus
  • Creativity
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Knowledge
  • Informing
  • Action Oriented
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Ethics and Values


This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner NTC/WHQ Safety Policy Manual, which includes the use of equipment, protective devices, or clothing that the employer requires.  This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses.  He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and co-workers.  In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.

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BorgWarner is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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