Consumer Reports, Inc.

Junior Automotive Technician/Administrator

Job Locations US-CT-Colchester


AT CR we know there’s more to testing cars than measuring how the rubber meets the road, after all we’ve been testing and reporting on the subject for over 70-years. We’re on the cutting edge of auto technology-buying and testing over 50+ new cars a year--including EV’s, plug-in hybrids and of course, gas cars-- driving each car 2,000 break-in miles, even before we drive it on our test track.


As a Junior Auto Engineer/Auto Database Administrator, you’ll report to the Associate Director, Auto Testing and Insights. Based at our 327-acre Auto Test Center in Colchester, Connecticut, you’ll work alongside colleagues from the Data Intelligence, Journalism and Communications team, as well as, our Auto Testers to collectively capture and record the data that contributes to how we test and evaluate all things auto. 


We’re looking for a data driven individual with a passion for cars and knowledge and insight into the automotive development process, product lifecycle and industry as a whole (including emerging technologies like electric and plug-in vehicles), this could be your dream job. Take a test drive here to learn more about how we drive non-stop and dig into the data to help consumers make informed choices. 


This is an on-site position located in Colchester, Connecticut. It is not eligible for sponsorship.


How You'll Make an Impact:


CR members have relied on us to provide valuable, unbiased insights into the safety, performance and efficiency of each vehicle we test. You’ll be an integral part of this process.


This position requires the candidate to have a critical eye for detail and a desire to be thorough as they will be responsible for updating year over year model change, like manufacturer specs, CR generated data and test results, plus updating written road tests for publishing. Additional responsibilities include reviewing/fact-checking other written content and videos for accuracy under deadlines, flagging current details and developments in the industry. He/she will also drive test cars daily and provide feedback and insights regarding various aspects of the vehicles.


As we purchase every vehicle we test from a dealership, you’ll also be involved in that process, interacting with dealers and organizing vehicle pick-up.




You’ll Be Highly Rated If:


  • You have the experience.  0-2 years experience in an office environment is required.
  • You’re On Task and On Time. You have strong organizational skills and the ability to manage several projects accurately and within deadlines. 
  • You Are Detail-Oriented. You are comfortable researching vehicle information and distilling the salient features and tracking vehicle changes.  
  • You’re Data Driven.  You’re comfortable with numerical and hard data sets as well as written text and can effectively integrate this information. 
  • You’re communicative. You are able to articulately communicate technical and non-technical information, both verbally and in writing. 
  • You’re licensed. You must have and maintain a valid driver’s license. 
  • You’re Google Suite proficient.
  • You have the experience. 0-2 years experience in an office environment is required.


You'll Be One Of Our Top Picks If:

  • You’ve got the education We’re looking for someone who has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Applied Science or the equivalent. 
  • You have auto-related  experience. You’ve worked in the automotive industry 0-2 plus years. Hybrid and electric vehicle related education is a plus.
  • You are comfortable on camera and with interviews. 



Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to a fair and just marketplace for consumers. Our team is made up of truth tellers, change agents, and consumer advocates who investigate and build coalitions to fight for fairness and justice in the marketplace. We leverage our evidence-based approach to demand safer products, a healthier environment, and equitable services for everyone.

Our mission starts with you. We offer medical benefits from that start on your first day as a CR employee that include behavioral health coverage and unlimited sick days. There’s also generous family planning benefits and a generous 401K match. Learn more about how CR’s advocates for strong benefits on behalf of their employees here:


At Consumer Reports, we are committed to fair, transparent pay and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is $71,405k to $77.5k. It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall near the middle of this range. Compensation for the successful candidate will be informed by the candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience.

Consumer Reports proudly seeks to build a richly diverse workforce by hiring people with a diversity of thoughts, identities, perspectives, and experiences that help advance the difference we make for consumers, and by ensuring our people experience equity and inclusion in their work lives. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.


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