Senior OBD Analyst

Volkswagen Group Of America Oxnard , CA 93030

Posted 3 months ago

Role Summary:

The role of the Senior OBD Analyst is to perform compliance analysis for the OBD-System to ensure legal reporting requirements according to California Code Regulations CCR 1968.2, sections (j)(1), (j)(2), (j)(3), Production Vehicle Evaluation (PVE) are met.

The primary responsibilities of the Senior OBD Analyst is to provide identification and verification of current OBD System shortcomings based on the required analysis of production vehicles as required by the CARB and EPA as well as conducting customer vehicle procurement and reporting test results to the responsible VW Group parties.

The Senior OBD Analyst will always have up-to-date training of any new legislations that are required and will train other employees who work within the OBD project.

Role Responsibilities:

OBD Government Compliance Testing (85%)

  • Performs compliance analysis for the OBD-System with the legal requirements according to California Code Regulations Code Regulations (CCR) 1968.2, section (j)(1).

  • Performs OBD fault simulations on current production vehicles to support CCR 1968.2 section (j)(2) compliance evaluation of 400 tests per vehicle.

  • Without any immediate supervision, contacts and interviews VW and Audi customers, schedules appointments and travels within the state of California in order evaluate 250 customer vehicles per year to ensure CCR 1968.2 section (j)(3) compliance.

  • Ensures all regulatory reporting deadlines connected to the position responsibilities are met.

  • Conducts analysis of causes for OBD-System shortcomings of test vehicles (prototypes, pre-production cars) and production vehicles (Non-compliance may lead to significant financial damage to the VW group via recalls).

  • Provides the formulation of technical solutions detailing the need and the nature of improvements.

  • Collects, stores, and evaluates complex OBD data concerning compliance with regulatory requirements and communicates results with VWAG K-GQC/3.

  • Evaluates, reports, and follows up on the results of the proposed technical solutions to the responsible parties within the VW-Group.

  • Procure production vehicles from factories including financial approval necessary to fulfill (j) (1-2) testing.

  • Creates and maintains process standards for the CCR1968.2, (j)(1-3) regulations.

Cross-Functional Support (15%)

  • Conducts occasional travel to Germany to support testing and participates in meetings and training.

  • Stays abreast with latest technology of existing and upcoming OBD-Systems.

  • Supports Technical Service and Quality Group to diagnose and repair difficult to localize OBD System shortcomings.

  • Provides technical assistance to other VWGoA and VWAG Groups.

  • Develops additional OBD test plans according to legal requirements.

  • Evaluates new diagnostic systems and procedures.

  • Special projects as assigned.

  • Participates in drivability and competitor comparison evaluation clinics.

  • Supports drivability testing analysis using a fully environmental climate chamber.

  • Organizes and maintains a clean work environment in the workshop.


  • 5-7 years of Automotive Engineering

  • Minimum 3 years of Onboard Diagnostic Data (OBD) analysis and legislative requirements in regards to OBD system design and functionality

  • Bachelor's Degree in Automotive Engineering or equivalent required

  • Master's Degree in Engineering or related field


  • Analytical and conceptual thinking using logic and reason, creative and strategic

  • Communication skills interpersonal, presentation and written

  • Computer savvy skilled in the use of software

  • Integration joining people, processes or systems

  • Influencing and negotiation skills

  • Problem solving

  • Resource management

Specialized Skills required:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Highly organized and dependable

  • Excellent teamwork ability and strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work well independently and with minimal supervision

  • Proven ability to multi-task

  • Self-motivated and dynamic

  • Solid knowledge of the English language for communication with higher management level from international parent companies

  • Indepth, automotive technical knowledge on OBD Systems

  • Scan tools, diagnostic and engineering measurement applications

  • Ability to interpret and apply quantitative methodologies

  • Proficiency in MS-Word, PowerPoint, MS-Outlook, Excel , Business Objects


  • Project management experience

  • Knowledge of emission testing processes

  • Knowledge of drivability analysis

  • Formal Customer Service Training

  • Previous experience on Volkswagen/Audi OBD-Systems is beneficial

  • Knowledge of the German language preferred

Work Flexibility:

  • (Work schedule based on business requirements ( min. 40 hours / week ) including occasional Saturday and occasional overtime, core work hours 7AM 4 PM

  • Occasional domestic travel ( average 2-3 times per year ) required for business & training, possibly to international locations

  • Often driving a motor vehicle, incl. performance class, special training required.

  • Commonly sit at a desk or table.

  • Occasionally walk, stand, or stoop. Occasionally lift, carry, push, or pull up to 25 pounds.


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