U-Haul Technical Center Career Opportunities

11298 South Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284

Administrative Assistant

Job Code:
0160   View Details
The U-Haul Technical Center in Tempe is looking for a self motivated person to fill the position of Administrative Assistant. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and data entry experience. Additional requirements include organizational skills and the ability to multi task.

Auction Program Coordinator

Job Code:
1637   View Details
Under the direction of the Program Manager, Fleet Sales & Support, responsible for new program development, maintenance and timely implementation of said programs. Improve existing fleet rotation programs to meet the standards and goals established for the department. Supervise Staff Assistants and manage sales lot activity.

• Plan and develop methods and procedures for implementing program, direct and coordinate program activities, and exercise control over personnel responsible for specific functions or phases of the program.
• Identify vehicles to be auctioned. Exercise decision making skills to allow for more effective rotation of fleet vehicles while maintaining rental revenue.
• Issue purchase requisitions for materials and parts necessary to perform work.
• Schedule viewing of vehicles with wholesale buyers. Coordinate with outside areas in meeting deadlines.
• Determine retail and wholesale pricing. Interpret policy to ensure company objectives are being met.
• Negotiate sales process with wholesale buyers.
• Coordinate the completion of condition reports with U-Haul Shops.
• Accept or decline bids from auction.
• Arrange for titles to be sent to qualified buyers.
• Provide feedback to upper management on vehicle values.

Computer Support Supervisor

Job Code:
0539   View Details
• Plan, organize, direct and control the activities of the computer support work group.
• The computer support group is responsible for providing both in-house and remote support to users of computer equipment, printers and telephones at the U-Haul Technical Center, Fulfillment Center, Manufacturing and Assembly Plants.
• Troubleshoot and promptly resolve problems with Technical Center local network, personal computers, software, printers, telephones, fax, security and public address equipment.
• Order computers, peripheral devices, software and supplies as needed following company purchasing policies and procedures.
• Schedule warranty and normal repairs of equipment with service providers. Provide computer equipment, proper software, telephone and system access for all new system members assigned to the Technical Center no later than the first day of their employment.
• Plan, schedule and perform computer equipment and software upgrades. Provide after-hours support for emergency technical problems. Act as a liaison between the Technical Center and Computer Support Services (UHI).


Job Code:
0872   View Details
Under immediate supervision by designated Leader, Supervisor or Manager, maintain good housekeeping in assigned work area and comply with all safety and security practices.
  • Clean, sweep, dust, wax and buff floors.
  • Vacuum carpeting or dry/wet mop offices and restrooms.
  • Move materials and furniture as needed.
  • Empty waste cans, remove trash and dump in appropriate pick-up locations.
  • Replenish supplies; reorder as needed.
  • Check area to assure that unnecessary lights are turned off.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.
  • Designer

    Job Code:
    0431   View Details
    Under the direction of the Manager, Research and Development, will assist in the completion of the secondary designs and redesigns of the U-Haul product line. Consider factors such as structural integrity, inspection, replacement and repair. Assist in the analysis of the functional problems, such as weight distribution, structural integrity and hydraulics. Solve problems of moderate complexity by preparing detailed design outlines and layouts. Substantiate design by preparing layouts, graphs, tables, and other related materials using the latest Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Follow technical direction given in performing complicated design projects.

    • Conceptualize, design, develop original designs of workable product from verbal instructions and general sketches to improve safety of operations, durability, dependability, efficiency and economy of manufacture or repair.
    • Prepare design outlines and layouts including graphs, charts, and tables using CAD applications. Write descriptions and parts lists for use by development shop, drafting, purchasing, and materials planning personnel.
    • Review and analyze part or assembly functions in light of established design objectives. Assist Senior Designers by working on a part or sub-assembly of a total project.
    • Operate complex engineering computers and software to accomplish the 3D design, analysis and implementation of the U-Haul product line components, parts, subassemblies, and assemblies.
    • Oversee the preparation of preliminary line drawings, sketches, follow-up sheets and parts delivery to the prototype development shop.
    • Construct prototype of new projects. Make a record of all problems and follow through with corrections in the final build prior to testing and qualification.
    • Provide written reports as requested or required by management.
    • Evaluate offers received and negotiate price and terms with prospective buyer or his agent. Obtain approval from President, Real Estate for price or counteroffer.
    • Stay abreast of product and design trends, as well as new development processes.

    Other Duties Performed Occasionally or Infrequently:

    • Coordinate the technical efforts of other drafters when working on special projects and make simple decisions that lead to standard practices.
    • Provide details to Drafters so that production drawings, bills of material and parts lists can be delivered in an accurate and timely fashion for material control and production planning.


    Job Code:
    0432   View Details
    Under the direction of the Director, Design Development Controls assist in the preparation of mechanical designs by evaluating mechanical structures such as fasteners, materials and geometries in conjunction to usage of their design.

    • Apply engineering analysis to evaluate and improve design.
    • Create mathematical models of existing and future designs and evaluate their weaknesses and use to provide product improvements. Ensure designs meets required criteria.
    • Solid model truck and trailer parts for evaluation in computer simulation software.
    • Use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools to analyze designs. Justify results with appropriate hand calculations.
    • Use Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) software to analyze designs. Justify results with appropriate hand calculations.
    • Provide expertise for all levels of management regarding analysis results and applicability to present and future product design.
    • Maintain expertise and knowledge of assigned area of responsibility in relation to local, state, and federal legislative activity, design concepts, tooling, product performance and reliability, developing trends or problem areas, product safety, testing methods and procedures.
    • Assure prompt completion of assigned projects within given time frames and document same.
    • Plan and develop experimental test programs. Analyze test data and reports to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications. Prepare design modifications as needed.
    • Study engineering and technical publications to keep abreast of technological changes and developments in industry.

    Other Duties Performed Occasionally:
    • Provide testimony to legal actions pertaining to product activity as required.
    • May be required to travel in the Field to provide expertise in relation to assigned areas of responsibility.
    • Maintain membership in American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and other associated organizations concerned with specifications and standards regarding materials, fasteners, trucks and trailers.

    Executive Fleet Sales & Purchasing

    Job Code:
    2373   View Details
    The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing strategies surrounding sales and purchases of vehicles in our fleet sales department. Will be responsible for the development of new programs and the enhancement of current programs related to equipment acquisition and disposal.

    Coordinate Fleet Sales and Support efforts with all U-Haul related programs such as repair, licensing, supply, IT development and manufacturing. Assist in managing of vendors and negotiating with vendors for the acquisition of vehicles. Under the direction of the Director of Fleet Sales and Support, U-Haul Technical Center.

    Interaction with U-Haul Field Teams, UHI and Tech Center Staff, Management, Manufacturers and Vendors. Ability to analyze programs, procedures and reports. Ability to be an independent, strategic thinker. Should possess the aptitude to work in a computerized environment using computer software programs such as Excel, Word for Windows and PowerPoint. Formulate department goals and forecasts that include both short-term and long-term objectives. Flexibility to adjust as the priorities and workload change. Strong ability to lead and direct personnel. Possess a general understanding of vehicles. Effective verbal, written and presentation skills are essential. Travel is involved.

    Maintenance Mechanic - Shipping and Receiving

    Job Code:
    0411   View Details

    Mark packages appropriately for placement in facility, and deliver merchandise to appropriate department. Receive, unload, and process deliveries and account for incoming freight based on invoice and receiving reports. Communicate with proper management regarding any loss or damage to equipment and packages. Receive, store, ship, and deliver incoming and outgoing department packages and mail. Maintain accurate tracking system on all shipping and receiving transactions. Verify quantity and condition of packages upon receipt and ship all out-going mail and packages. Adhere to, and enforce all U-Haul policies and procedures.

    Repair Research Junior Intern

    Job Code:
    0264   View Details
    Aid technicians on repairs. Follow up on project tasks with different departments. Shop maintenance.

    Staff Assistant

    Job Code:
    0159   View Details
    Under the direction of a Supervisor or Manager, perform a variety of clerical and delegated duties to support department requirements. Demonstrate superior skills and thorough knowledge of organization or department practices and procedures. Generate and maintain confidential files and reports. Use word processor and/ or personal computer in performing assigned tasks. Answer telephone calls, take and relay messages.

    • Reasonable and predictable attendance is essential.
    • Answer incoming calls, take messages and assure that messages are delivered. Route calls to proper individuals or obtain pertinent information and forward via email or paper message.
    • Greet visitors to the department and direct them to the appropriate individuals.
    • May make travel arrangements for staff personnel.
    • Open and distribute daily mail and prepare outgoing mail. Maintain and order all office supplies.
    • Assist supervisor in developing various reports and documents by gathering, consolidating, calculating, inputting or retrieving data or information in or from personal computer (PC) or other sources.
    • Type or use a personal computer (PC) to prepare documents such as department correspondence, memos, reports and labels.
    • May be required to prepare computerized payroll for the department.
    • Maintain and update various departmental files.

    Test Engineer

    Job Code:
    0479   View Details
    Under the direction of Supervisor, Engineering and Test, responsible for analyzing test requests, specifications, related data and drawings to determine testing parameters, equipment and detailed procedures necessary to perform required dynamic and static testing and certification of vehicles and components. Direct Test technicians in the set-up and performance of such test. Witness and ensure proper procedure on all AAMVA certification test and sign off all such test reports and certification. Interpret and analyze test data to prepare test reports. Must be competent in instrumentation technology, analysis and technical report writing. Must possess knowledge of and direct the useage of testing equipment such as salt spray, humidity, thermal cabinets, QUV chamber, continuity tester, voltmeter ohmmeter,ammeter,micrometers, calipers, gages and other mechanical, electrical, and electronic test gear. U-Haul is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free environment.

    Test Technician I

    Job Code:
    0477   View Details
    • Inspect, test, or measure materials or products.
    • Interpret and analyze test requests to prepare test procedures for static or dynamic testing.
    • Perform product evaluation testing on parts and sub-assemblies for monthly/yearly verification/certification.
    • Record requested test data from both static and dynamic tests.
    • Utilize test equipment to produce, regulate, and record effects of actual or simulated conditions such as stress, vibration, temperature, humidity, pressure, accelerations, etc.
    • Reasonable and predictable attendance is required.
    • Complete work to meet test/inspection schedules, work OT as needed.
    • Use of Tensile/Compression Load Frame test machine, salt spray, humidity, thermal cabinets, QUV chamber, bolt tension calibrator, height gauge, 3D roamer arm, Rockwell hardness tester, and abrasion machine for QC testing/inspection.

    Truck Repair Research Intern

    Job Code:
    0264   View Details
    • Assist with the needs and operations of Technician Training Program. Main focus will be on tracking and analyzing trends in the participation of shops and individuals.

    Truck Repair Research Junior Intern

    Job Code:
    0264   View Details
    • Assist in gathering information for truck product.
    • Conduct surveys and test results.
    • Create weekly reports on the progress of ALL overall projects.
    • Schedule “Common Repairs” videos.
    • Refine the Truck Comparison matrix.

    Warranty Analyst

    Job Code:
    1647   View Details
    Under the direction of the Warranty Manager, the ideal candidate will develop and implement procedures to analyze and audit warranty claims and repair processing. Research and extract data from various computer sources to analyze trend reporting or repair audit results. Develop auditing procedures to be utilized by Repair Shop and Key City Shop locations. Assist management with tracking data on special warranty and/or repair projects. Keep management aware of all auditing repair statements, processing and results of detailed analysis. The analyst will be providing reports to all levels of management, from Shop Managers to Director of Repair. Perform other related duties as required or assigned which may relate in any to serving the customer