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Durability Test Driver - On Road Vehicle Testing

  • Location
    • Kapuskasing, Ontario
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


The Cold Weather Development Centre is the primary test and validation centre for cold and durability testing of all General Motors products. The centre is currently seeking applications from individuals for the position of Durability Test Driver (up to 14 positions).  Employment full time (40 hours per week), seasonal, and short in duration. The Cold Weather Development Centre is a 7 day per week operation with day and evening shifts.

The primary responsibility of a Test Driver is to drive and control the test vehicles safely.  The second responsibility of a driver is to write comments about possible vehicle issues for the Test Engineering team to investigate, and in some cases discuss those issues with the Engineering team when additional details are required.

Core Responsibilities

  • On and off grounds durability testing
  • Safe operation of all test properties
  • Adherence to test plans, prescribed modules, and routes
  • Ability to effectively document, and communicate observed conditions to Product Engineering
  • Maintain security, and confidentiality of all test properties
  • Represent our team in a positive, and professional manner

Additional Description

Required Skills and Experience

  • Familiar with the operation of all vehicle systems
  • Detail oriented
  • Evaluation skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Knowledge of mechanical components
  • Proficient computer, tablet, and mobile phone skills (Android and Apple)
  • Valid unrestricted DZ-class license or higher, with a clean driving abstract
  • Minimum 5 years driving experience
  • Bilingualism is an asset


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We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

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The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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