U-Haul Technical Center Career Opportunities

11298 South Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284

Custodian

Job Code:
0872   View Details
Description:
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
    Description:
    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.

    Engineer

    Job Code:
    0432   View Details
    Description:
    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.

    Facility Maintenance Handyman

    Job Code:
    0411   View Details
    Description:
  • General Repairs and Maintenance: Replace glass, defective locks and defective electrical fixtures. Perform general plumbing repairs and minor service on air conditioning and heating units, replacing filters, fuses, and switches as necessary. Maintain and repair evaporative coolers. Install air and water lines. Maintain and repair overhead hydraulic door units.
  • Grounds Maintenance: Maintain lawn, trees and flowers. Apply fertilizers and insecticides; ensure grounds are watered properly and according to schedule. Repair fences, sidewalks, walls and gates. Perform minor repair to roads and parking lots at facility. Ensure trash and any hazardous materials are disposed of with caution.
  • Carpentry/Millwright: Perform carpentry, painting, furniture and small equipment repair. Upon receipt of work orders, relocate doors, window openings, partitions, etc. Replace damaged floor and ceiling tiles. Repair damaged walls, relocate office furniture, file cabinets, etc.
  • Monitor work performed by outside contractors and security company personnel as required. Advise Supervisor of any problems.
  • Project Support Specialist

    Job Code:
    0298   View Details
    Description:
    Under the direction of the Director, Truck Product, or other supervisor as assigned, responsible to track and support truck related projects. Organize project action items that relate to specific technicians managers and project owners. Maintain and support all administrative duties including researching, documenting and presenting projects to management.

    • Attend truck project update and scope meetings.
    • Document action items with due date for truck projects and follow up with Director, Manager, Project Manager.
    • Enter all scope meeting action items and directions into technicians Share-Point file and maintain all links.
    • Document and track all projects in Share-Point as they transfer to different departments.
    • Responsible for supporting project owners with project timelines.
    • Provide administrative support to do research, create PowerPoint presentations and/or surveys as needed.
    • Responsible for project flow and communicating deadlines to Project Managers.
    • Responsible for project half points estimates for completion.
    • Network project input/output communications from other departments.
    • Maintain historical information for all projects from Share-Point.
    • Document all changes to project process.
    • Support the Director and Managers in the Truck Product division with management direction on individual projects.
    • Support the Director and Managers in the Truck Product division with project risk management.

    Repair Research Intern

    Job Code:
    0264   View Details
    Description:
    Under the direction of the assigned Manager, the intern will perform functions assigned to specific department. Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

    • Conduct pertinent statistical analyses as required.
    • Investigate and research topics, programs, competitors, etc. to gather and synthesize information that will be needed to refine strategies and project plans.
    • Assist with database management, statistical analyses, literature reviews, and project coordination.
    • Research Projects with specific pre-assigned topics.
    • Consult with Program Manager, and department staff, regarding the implementation and conclusion of assigned responsibilities.
    • Present completed projects.
    • Assist in all clerical functions including photocopying, correspondence, filling, and maintaining records..
    • Assist the Program Manager or supervisor with daily functions of the job.

    Other Duties Performed Occasionally:

    • May need to gather information or pick up materials on an urgent need basis only.
    • Any miscellaneous essential duties not listed.

    Senior Mechanical Designer

    Job Code:
    0677   View Details
    Description:
    Under the direction of the Manager, Product Design & Engineering, analyze engineering proposals, process requirements, process requirements, and related technical data pertaining to design. Apply engineering principles to design, develop, or modify new existing products. Analyze data to determine feasibility of product proposals.

    • Apply engineering principles to design, modify or develop facilities, testing, machines, equipment or processes.
    • Conduct analytical studies on engineering proposals to develop design for products.
    • Analyze data to determine feasibility of product proposal.
    • Scrutinize existing designs and develop concepts. Consider factors such as safety, structural integrity, strength of inspection, replacement, and repair while considering physical laws and fundamental theory.
    • Understand and communicate sequence of assembly installation practices and tolerances.
    • Prepare or direct preparation of product or system layout and detailed drawings and schematics.
    • 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 documentation of 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 for legal actions pertaining to product activity as requested.
    • May be requested to travel in the field to provide expertise in relation to assigned area of responsibility.
    • Maintain membership in the Society of Automotive Engineers and any other organizations concerning standards on truck or trailer manufacture/repair.

    Test Technician I

    Job Code:
    0477   View Details
    Description:
    • 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 Development Specialist

    Job Code:
    1858   View Details
    Description:
    The ideal candidate will research and test the potential parts into a comprehensive process involving various departments, including Purchasing, Repair Research, Engineering and the Test Lab. Work with Vendors to perform research, testing and documented through primarily web-based project management methods. Read, interpret and prepare applicable technical information and suggested design/process changes to ensure simple, functional and cost effective results. Develop new products and services that are easy to use for our internal and external customer base. Communicate technical information to technical and non-technical system members. Assist in the release of all documentation required to support a project.