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Job Title: Validation Engineer
Job ID: 5664
Location: Plymouth, MI 48170
Duration: 7/12/2021 - 1/15/2022
Shift: Shift 1
Develop, optimize and manage test plans that are used to evaluate and/or validate products. Serve as technical resource for customer, regulatory, and/or test specifications and methods.
Provides results reporting for completed tests and program status.
Engineering / technical degree or equivalent experience
Knowledge of Automotive Test Methods and Automotive Test Specifications
Test lab experience (equipment, methods, instruments)
Post-test data interpretation and/or analysis experience
Experience with statistical practice and/or tools
•Manage validation planning and execution including test plans, samples, fixtures, schedules, sign-offs, witness tests, and sample reviews
•Provide leadership focus on project timing, cost and quality objectives
•Develop, optimize and manage test plans in accordance with customer, federal, and/or client specific requirements
•Develop optimization plans for test samples using acceptable practices
•Recommend appropriate test sample sizes (n) in accordance to test requirements
•Serve as technical resource for customer, federal, and/or Adient test specifications and methods
•Review and approve physical test set-ups
•Review data and reporting of all tests (including final disposition of results)
•Maintain and communicate program status with customer
•Manage a test schedule using validation database, and/or customer specific format
•Adhere to existing validation processes such as Issue Tracking and reporting, ED/DV/PV, DVP Structure, Spec Updating Process, etc
•Quote entire test plans, establish test budgets, garner budget approval and track performance
•Lead Setup/Global template activities to determine specific test setup information and understanding of FEA predicted performance
•Serve as key contact person between product development team and test labs
•Support internal and/or external customer meetings and reviews as required
•Support product development team on pre/post-test sample reviews as required
•Support product development team with assessment, recommendations, and/or analysis of results to resolve product non-conformances
•Ensure that good positive relations are maintained in all situations and environments with employees, suppliers, and customers
•Maintains safe, secure, and clean work place by following 5S standards.
•Use validation database for test data and information. Support test report process by uploading files, loading test data and information, provide test summary and observations.
•Attend department meetings as required.
•Support test method development and/or continuous improvement projects as required.
•Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
•5-8 years in seating and/or validation engineering. Complete Seat validation experience is preferred.
•Knowledge of automotive test methods and automotive test specifications
•Post-test data interpretation and /or analysis experience
•Experience with statistical practice and /or tools
•Test lab experience (equipment, methods, instruments) is a plus
•A team player with strong organizational skills, including planning and prioritizing tasks
•Strong communication skills
•Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
•Collaboration and teamwork oriented
•Exceptional attention to detail
•Ability to manage multiple concurrent deadlines