Test Driver I

Drive completed motor vehicles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Test Driver Is do?

Drives completed motor vehicle, as vehicle comes from assembly line, on proving ground under simulated road conditions, and observes performance to detect mechanical and structural defects: Examines vehicle before road testing to ensure that equipment, such as electrical wiring, hydraulic lines, and fan belts, are installed as specified, and verifies that vehicle has been serviced with oil, gas, and water. Drives vehicle to simulate actual driving conditions. Listens for rattles and excessive mechanical noise, and moves controls to test functioning of equipment, such as horn, heater, wipers, and power windows. Writes inspection report on standardized form indicating defects or malfunctions.

Should I be a Test Driver I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Chassis Driver, Overland Driver, Test Car Driver, Test Driver

    How to become a Test Driver I

    Most Test Driver Is have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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