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Fabricator, R&D - Truck and Jeep Aftermarket

Company: 4 Wheel Parts Performance Centers
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


4WP Engineering is responsible and accountable for developing new truck and off road products by ways of hand fabrication, fixtures, or assembly with hardware, common or not. They must ensure tasks are completed on time to support product release schedules while maintaining high quality standards. They must be able to reliably communicate daily ensuring product fit up and testing notes make it back to the design team.


  • Build and test fit prototype products to ensure compliance with design guidelines
  • Align and drive evaluation to confirm correct handling and vehicle safety system compliance
  • Design and create fabricated items using shop equipment (band saw, air tools, welder, etc.)
  • Review and approve technical drawings to move forward to production
  • Fabricate tube and sheet metal ideas from scratch
  • Meet and comply with all safety regulations and guidelines
  • Communicate daily regarding topics such as shop safety, development status, fitment findings etc.
  • Maintain project hours in project development software
  • Work in an environment that is based on teamwork and continuous improvement through support and execution of Lean Manufacturing practices


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2 -5 years of related experience in applicable fabrication/engineering environment
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes such as MIG Welding, Press Brake, and machining
  • Strong metal fabrication ability including MIG, TIG, cutting, coping, drilling, and finishing
  • Required to have your own tools
  • Ability to measure using calipers, bore gauges, micrometers, etc.
  • Ability to read, understand, review, and approve engineering drawings
  • Understanding of suspension systems and vehicle dynamics
  • Strong creative thinking and ability to apply concepts
  • Ability to work outside standard business hours/occasional travel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to plan and prioritize workload
  • Some experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point to document and log work performed


  • Working conditions are a warehouse environment, subject to hot and cold temperatures
  • Walking
  • Climbing
  • Standing
  • Lifting



For more than 50 years, Transamerican Auto Parts ("TAP") has been an industry leader in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of off-road parts for Jeeps and light trucks. TAP has numerous entities serving various niches in the automotive aftermarket under its corporate umbrella. From 4 Wheel Parts to Transamerican Wholesale, TAP subsidiaries provide the best parts and services for the customer at the most competitive prices.

Since 1961, TAP has grown with the popularity of off-roading. The company began by supplying Jeep parts to local dealers and independent service centers that catered to 44 enthusiasts. The original company did not deal directly with the consumer at first, but as the company grew, so did its focus. In the ensuing decades, TAP established and acquired industry leading brands, including Pro Comp, Smittybilt, Rubicon Express, and G2 Axle & Gear. The company also launched Off-Road Adventures, a magazine for off-road enthusiasts.

TAP conducts business through a three-pronged sales, service, and manufacturing paradigm. The company supplements a robust mail-order system with 55 brick-and-mortar retail centers, staffed with experienced product and installation specialists. In addition to the retail initiative, TAP has accelerated its business with the e-commerce marketplace. Led by its flagship Websites and, TAP's 22 consumer-oriented sites have collectively grown beyond 2.6 million visitors each month. The TAP e-commerce network facilitates consumer sales, service, and support. TAP's manufacturing system features a 100,000 square foot research and production facility that incorporates an in-house conceptualization, design, and implementation process. From the beginning, TAP has dedicated its resources to serving its customers, and to establishing itself as the premier supplier and distributor of high-quality automotive parts.


Recognized as the leader in the powersports industry, Polaris Industries is a fast growing, innovative, global organization. The people here at Polaris don't just create products - they are part of a lifestyle. It's the passion & execution of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers, and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2020 sales of $8 billion, Polaris' innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER, RZR and Polaris GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman and Polaris ACE all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK, INDY, Switchback and RUSH snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets globally include military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit for more information.

Polaris prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Competitive salary, generous benefits and a comprehensive relocation plan are just a few components of the total compensation package offered at Polaris. Are you ready to join a company where you will work hard and play hard, and be rewarded for your performance?

TAP and Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA - W/V/D/M

Keywords: 4 Wheel Parts Performance Centers, Chula Vista , Fabricator, R&D - Truck and Jeep Aftermarket, Other , Chula Vista, California

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