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Product Validation Engineer

Job Title
Product Validation Engineer
Job ID
Plymouth,  MI 48170
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  • Review customer requirements during pre-award and early product design phase and develop validation plans to satisfy customer specifications (including EMC and environmental electronic testing plans). 
    • Conduct customer reviews of the test plans and obtain final customer approvals.
  • Support customer quote efforts by providing cost estimates for ENV and EMC testing.
  • Preparation of reliability analyses for customer (reliability calculations).
  • Coordination of design verification and product validation testing and communication of results. 
    • Work with product engineering to ensure parts assigned for validation are of the proper build level and expected quality.  
    • Track first time through (FTT) metric for each test plan.
  • Collaborating with engineering, quality and warranty groups on common failure modes to ensure any additional screening or robustness test are added to the internal ENV and EMC plans.
  • Support review and sign-off on pre-production part builds to verify parts to be sent to customers will meet engineering quality expectations.
  • Lead the test fixture development process:  test fixture specification, sourcing, build and approval, in collaboration with PD and Quality engineers.
  • Lead collection of necessary test boxes, interface boxes, wire harnesses and other hardware necessary to perform the testing.
  • Prepare specifications (from existing test plans) to support outsourced testing, as required.
  • Maintain database of customer and industry validation specifications.
  • Support test plan development for engineering changes and cost reduction investigations.
  • Support Continuous Improvement process to keep updated documents related to product validation, such as: Test Readiness Checklist, Design guidelines, Standard Templates development, DVPR baselines, etc.

Experience Requirements

  • 5 years minimum related experience preferred
  • Experience preparing ENV and EMC test plans is required (Test Plan, DVPR or other format).
  • Experience working with electronic components per automotive industry
  • Knowledge of LED applications, electronics integration and EMC. 
  • Knowledge of electronics handling and end-of-line testing (EOL) is a plus.
  • Knowledge of typical electronics phenomena such as ESD and EOS.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.  Experience interfacing with automotive OEMs is desired.  Ability to work with multiple teams is critical.


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