• Post Date

    April 05, 2023

  • Reference Number

  • Division

    Kenda American Technology Center

  • Department

  • Country

    United States

  • Location

    North Canton, Ohio

Associate Engineer / Senior Technician - Testing

Position Overview

The Kenda American Technology Center (KATC) is looking for a self-starting, organized, detail-minded individual for a Mechanical Engineering Technology position. There is a wide variety of test equipment at KATC and each machine requires a different level of attention. This position will involve working with machine operating technicians and managing the upkeep/maintenance of these test machines. Additionally, each machine has a set of associated documents that need written & maintained. These documents may include testing standards, work instructions, maintenance instructions and safety instructions.

The ideal candidate for this role must possess strong communication and problem-solving skills. In addition, excellent time management skills are needed to balance multiple tasks and deadlines. A comfort level with hand/power tools is a plus. Importantly, the position requires the ability to learn the skills needed for the primary duties of the position, as well as a willingness to provide support for any other testing-related activities that may arise.


  • Communicate with external test labs to facilitate KATC testing needs.
  • Oversee management and maintenance on test machines.
  • Design tooling and fixtures for equipment using CAD packages (Inventor, Solid Edge, etc.)
  • Write work instructions, tests standards, maintenance instructions and safety documents for assigned test machines
  • Communicate with development engineers as needed to ensure accuracy of test data
  • Work with other testing team members in collaborative environment

Education/Experience Required

  • Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or greater.
  • 0-5 years of work experience.
  • Skilled in the use of CAD packages.
  • Skilled in the use of all Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook).
  • Must be teachable/trainable.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.


  • Competitive salary depending on qualifications and relevant experience
  • Benefits package including medical, dental, life, accident, critical care, and short-term & long-term disability insurances
  • 401K retirement program with employer match
  • Paid holidays, sick and vacation time
  • Employee purchase pricing on automotive, power sport, and bicycle tires
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Relaxed office culture