Validation Engineers – BSEE’s and BSME’s

The role of Product Validation Engineer is overall responsible for successfully managing Design and Product Validation testing activities, working cross-functionally and cross-organizationally as needed. The Product Validation Engineer defines and enforces product validation standards established by the Validation Engineering department. The focus of the Product Validation Engineer is on established product technologies.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for timing and quality of product validation related activities for automotive electronic products
  • Serves as primary contact between Vitesco Technologies Laboratory and Business Units / external customers, providing regular communication pertaining to status of validation activities
  • Conducts validation kick-off meetings, coordinating amongst all internal laboratory disciplines, documents and manages action items to achieve validation readiness
  • Ensures Business Unit awareness of all applicable laboratory standards and procedures
  • Documents any deviations from established validation requirements, communicating risk to management and coordinating approval
  • Supports technical and budgetary responses on RFIs and RFQs along with initial project kickoffs for complex new and legacy projects
  • Negotiates and documents validation test plan requirements for established projects with support from Reliability/EMC Engineering experts, ensuring compliance with internal standards and customer requirements
  • Coordinates outsourced testing as needed, obtaining quotes and coordinating issuance of purchase orders
  • Identifies, manages and documents issues that arise in preparation for and during testing
  • Processes laboratory requests from BU, develops initial validation project plans and works closely with lab scheduler and test operators and engineers to maintain committed timing and achieve customer validation milestones
  • Communicates status of validation activities to the Business Unit and coordinating laboratory staff members
  • Ensures any required reports are written and approved on time and in compliance with laboratory and customer requirements
  • Manages inventory, storage, and shipments of validation samples and supporting test equipment with support from internal laboratory disciplines
  • Supports advance workload planning efforts with BU, communicating results to management and impacted laboratory disciplines

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Supports cross functional, cross organizational initiatives to develop the most complex standards reflecting internal and external customer requirements as well as changing industry standards
  • Supports continuous improvement projects with a focus on maximizing efficiency and quality of laboratory operations
  • Collaborates globally to ensure maximum reuse of process and procedures within the VT Labs Validation Engineering organization
  • Adheres to all company quality procedures and work instructions as they apply to job function
  • Implements change management strategies applicable to product validation
  • Provides process and technical training to project teams and internal laboratory staff on validation related topics


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering BSME / BSEE
  • Min. 2 years experience in the area of automotive electronics product validation
  • Experience coordinating and reporting projects within the DV/PV phases of a project

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years preferred experience in the area of automotive electronics product validation
  • Knowledge and experience using all Microsoft applications, including Microsoft Project and Visio
  • Experience in a team setting
  • Negotiation skills
  • Project management skills

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