The weirdest job titles in the car industry revealed

Published: 09 July 2014

Car companies are diversifying into new areas of specialism – and this attention to detail is bringing some novel new job titles to the automotive industry. A quick browse through the recruitment pages and job ads reveals that manufacturers are hiring for strange and unusual roles. Here’s a pick of the job titles we found recently. Tell us if you’ve spotted any by clicking ‘Add your comment’ at the foot of the page!

Hacker Princess at Tesla Motors

Our story on strange job titles has elicited a few responses from staff with unusual roles. Kristin Paget at Tesla Motors kindly dropped CAR magazine a line to share her Hacker Princess job description. ‘I love my job title!’ she tells us. But what on Earth does a Hacker Princess actually do at a start-up like Tesla? ‘Product security – we keep hackers out of vehicles, often by breaking in first to learn how it can be done.’ Follow Kristin on Twitter @KristinPaget

Land Rover squeak and rattle launch engineer

A temporary contract position at Land Rover, this role involves riding in well-worn prototypes, tracking down the irritating noises, and helping banish them from production models. Important role, silly title.

Infiniti chief transformation officer

Sadly not tasked with turning Japanese saloons into six-storey-tall robots, Bolin was headhunted from Audi to ‘transform’ Infiniti’s image. Start by sorting the styling and building the Emerg-E sports car concept.

Director of excitement? It could only be Usain Bolt at Nissan

After Nissan donated two gold GT-Rs to the world’s fastest man (one auctioned for charity), Bolt was honoured with this meaningless title. Pity he’s done nothing to excite the Pixo, Micra, X-Trail…

Your route into F1? Willaims recruited an F1 stress engineer earlier in 2014

Currently hiring. You wouldn’t have thought that a serially underachieving racing team like Williams needed a new source of anxiety, but a chance to get to know newbie Felipe Massa is a rare opportunity. 

Budding authors apply! Land Rover employs an owner literature manager

Ever wondered why your car’s instructor manual is harder to decipher than the Rosetta Stone? Because it’s not written as easily digestible tips and explanations – it’s officially ‘owner literature’.

Taking the pee-pee? Nissan have urea software systems engineers

Are you taking the pee? Urea is used in exhaust systems, helping reduce harmful particulate emissions. Fancy filling the most embarrassing post at Nissan? Urine luck.

Got a better job title in the car industry? Send us proof and we’ll update this story with the funniest, quirkiest and downright funniest roles in the auto sector.

>> This article originally appeared in CAR magazine, January 2014. Click here for a free digital preview of CAR and for our best subscription rates

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