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AVL North America Overview

Plymouth, MI
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
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AVL is the world's largest independent company for the development of Powertrain Systems with internal combustion engines as well as Instrumentation and Test Systems.


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AVL North America – Why Work For Us?

There are many factors that make up a company like AVL and make it the success it is, such as: experience, knowledge, and the collective energy of our employees all around the world.

Every day we develop innovative solutions for our clients. We push hard to realize visions and set new standards. We are looking for people who have the drive for excellence and the ambition to become part of an advanced team of professionals. For those who join us the opportunities are endless.

International Teams: Methods other companies still dream of have made AVL what it is today - a dynamic, global network of innovative teams. You can only benefit from our kind of teamwork. Worldwide.

Cutting Edge Technology: Dreaming of translating your visions into real-life development projects? We are the people for you. Come to us and you will be creating tomorrow's technology today. A pleasurable feeling.

Reference Customers: Our clients' prestige rubs off on us - and it could soon be the same for you. Work for us, and you'll have a chance to show what you can do for famous names like Audi, Ferrari and Toyota.

Career Development: We see career planning as a question of personal development. That's why we believe in empowering our people - and giving them all the support they need to achieve their ambitions. What can we do for you?

Responsibility: Give people responsibility, and they will know where they are going and get on with the job. At AVL you are given all the responsibility you need, and the confidence that comes from knowing that your voice counts.

Corporate Structure: The more independent and flexible a business is, the better it will be able to stay up to date. AVL List is a privately-owned company that prefers a pathfinding role to staying on the beaten track. Isn't that exactly what you've always been looking for?

“As an experienced Engineer with a diverse background I have found AVL to be very focused and Professional. Employees are experienced and knowledgeable in their Subject matter and always willing to Share. Training is actively encouraged and provided by Management. A great place to work with a good work life balance.”

"Having worked at AVL for the last 5 years, I can honestly say it’s been the most rewarding and enjoyable time of my 20+ year professional career. The projects are diverse and technically interesting, the people smart and collaborative, and the overall environment one of wanting to get the job done right."

“AVL is hands-down the best company for which I’ve worked. It has a wonderful environment with lots of camaraderie, collaboration, flexibility and company events to keep things fun!”


Ready to Launch Your Career?

Graduate Rotation Opportunities:

So, you're graduating soon - AVL Powertrain Engineering is looking for highly motivated engineering graduates to join its rotational graduate training program. As a new or soon-to-be-graduate, you are eligible to apply to this direct position with AVL, which will allow you to develop your experience by rotating through four key areas of powertrain engineering with a 12 month time frame. This structural development program will give you the opportunity to work with a variety of cutting edge technologies. Upon the completion of the program, AVL HR and management will work with you to determine the correct placement within our Powertrain Engineering team in North America. (Spring/Summer & Fall/Winter Opportunities).

Internship Opportunities:

AVL offers placements for students, who are interested in gaining some practical experience in addition to their theoretical education. If you are still in your studies and want to gain some practical knowledge, then visit to discover the opportunities that exist at AVL. (Spring/Summer Opportunities Only).

AVL North America Reviews

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at AVL North America full-time (More than a year)


    Great work environment at AVL. The engineers there are the best in the world, and willing to teach you. You learn from the best!


    Not a lot I can think of

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    Keep up the good work

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AVL North America Photos

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AVL North America Interviews



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    Calibration Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at AVL North America (Plymouth, MI) in April 2016.


    Very straight forward proces, the interview was positive in every step.

    The managers clearly outlined the responsibilities and duties of the job, they also extensively described the work environment and expectations.

    The managers mainly asked about my previous experience in the automotive world.

    A single interview via phone was necessary to get an offer.

    The negotiation with HR was positive experience.

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