U-Haul Technical Center Career Opportunities

11298 South Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284

Auction Program Coordinator

Job Code:
1637   View Details
Description:
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.

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.
  • 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.

    Engineer Technician

    Job Code:
    0422   View Details
    Description:
    Under the direction of the Supervisor, Development Shop, must be able to perform a wide variety of experimental and developmental shop assignments utilizing several different trades requiring the necessary experience and skill to: operate shop equipment; use a wide variety of both power driven and hand operated tools; fabricate and assemble various components and products; analyze assemblies; assist in product development; build and test new tooling designs; review specifications; understand methods and procedures for manufacturing; inspect and test products; along with analyzing problems. Work with a minimum amount of supervision, relying on blueprints, sketches, and work orders. Provide technical guidance and instruction to Technicians assigned to program/project. Act as a Lead at the direction of the immediate Supervisor
  • Operate shop equipment such as press brake, shear, press, electric saws, bending and milling machines, welders, grinder, lathe, drill press, rolls, riveting machine, fork lift, etc.
  • Use power and hand tools needed to do work in various trades such as sheet metal, iron work, electronics, woodworking, pipefitting, millwright, etc.
  • Fabricate components from all types of materials such as sheet, bars, rounds, synthetics, wood, glass, plastics, and rubber. Perform layout work as required.
  • Assemble components and products.
  • Tear down items analyzing problems to determine the cause of failure.
  • Participate in the development, building, and testing of tooling needed to manufacture and/or repair products in shop. Make recommendations or changes that are needed to eliminate problems for staff working on the end product.
  • Review specifications, methods and procedures to be used in manufacturing to determine any errors prior to this information being furnished to the field.
  • Inspect new and existing products and components for conformity to specifications. Ability to spot and point out potential problems with new and existing products, as well as the ones we are developing and recommend corrective action.
  • Direct the technical efforts of other Technicians on special projects, and where several people are required. Make technical decisions based on experience and standard practice, referring unusual situations to the Supervisor.
  • Assist in production start-up at major manufacturing plants by instructing the personnel in proper assembly based on development experience.
  • Maintain Development Shop area in a clean and orderly manner, complying with safety requirements at all times and ensuring that all safety hazards are rectified immediately upon awareness of the situation.
  • Fleet Sales Clerk

    Job Code:
    2364   View Details
    Description:
    Under the direction of the manager, perform a wide range of administrative and office support duties associated with vehicle documentation, such as titles, registrations, licensing and other vehicle or owner information. Responsible for processing vehicle titles using various state/agency guidelines in a timely and accurate manner to assure a high level of customer satisfaction while satisfying U-Haul policies. Consistently respond to Field and customer inquiries and requests in a timely and professional manner.

    • Reasonable and predictable attendance is essential.
    • Approve the retail title requests.
    • Process the sale bonuses.
    • Code and make the copies for auction and wholesale checks.
    • Enter data for all auction and wholesale title requests.
    • Handle daily incoming and outgoing mail.
    • Call system members in the field for questions or problems on retail sale.
    • Call the auction for missing checks and backups.
    • Purge the old auction and wholesale title requests, sales bonuses to Record Retention.
    • Status pending sales.

    Maintenance Mechanic - HVAC

    Job Code:
    0411   View Details
    Description:

    Under the direction of the Manager of Administration, and Supervisor of Building Maintenance, perform service on air conditioning and heating units, general maintenance and repair to physical structure and grounds at the U-Haul Technical Center. Check and order supplies as necessary.

    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.

    Supervisor Building Management

    Job Code:
    1615   View Details
    Description:
    Under the direction of the Manager, Administration, supervise employees engaged in the repair, maintenance and installation of heating, refrigeration, electrical systems and general construction at the U-Haul Technical Center in Tempe, Arizona (Tech Center). Ensure Tech Center vehicles and equipment (company vans, forklifts, sweepers, etc.) are properly maintained and repaired. Supervise physical security, property movement and storage, grounds maintenance, and custodial services for the facility. Serve as a point of contact for all work performed and issue daily work schedules. Order supplies and materials as needed. Monitor work performed to ensure workmanship standards and schedules are met. Review individual work performance, initiate wage increases and recommendations for changes in classification. Settle work-related problems; provide discipline up to and including the recommendation for termination.

    • Reasonable and predictable attendance is essential.
    • Instruct employees in work requirements, proper work methods, care and use of equipment and safe work practices.
    • Schedule and prioritize work assignments.
    • Analyze, repair and maintenance costs for equipment, i.e., compressors, air handlers, plumbing lines, etc. to determine the most economical materials, labor and methods to be used.
    • Recommend to management ways to control costs and upgrade/replace existing equipment, etc.
    • Assist maintenance personnel in completion of assigned tasks as necessary.
    • Overseeing the guard service.

    Supply Chain 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:

    • Reasonable and predictable attendance is essential.
    • 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, filing, and maintaining records.
    • Assist the Program Manager or supervisor with daily functions of the job.

    Other Duties Performed Occasionally or Infrequently:
    • May need to gather information or pick up materials on a urgent basis.
    • Any miscellaneous essential duties not listed.

    Supply System Analyst

    Job Code:
    1861   View Details
    Description:
    Under the direction of the Director of Supply Systems Support, responsible for information and data integrity of part numbers, descriptions, vendor prices, vendor sources of all items supplied through the corporate supply system. Assure part numbers, descriptions and other master data requirements comply with system requirements.

    • Reasonable and predictable attendance is essential.
    • Analyze and document problems with master data, recommend solutions and initiate corrective action.
    • Maintain a close working relationship with departmental team members to support system strategy.
    • Locate and correct data in the Material Master that will not comply with future system requirements.
    • Become familiar with new purchasing methods and procedures of SAP and provide user training.
    • Establish priorities on a daily basis and reevaluate as necessary.

    Other Duties Performed Occasionally

    • May be required to work before or after normal operating hours or weekends.