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Position:  Validation Test Technician
Location:  Novi, MI
Job Id:  544
# of Openings:  0

Position:          Test Technician
Reports To:      Validation Test Engineering Manager
Position Overview:
Responsible for assisting the validation engineer with and the execution of Li-Ion Battery Electronics/Module/Pack test related activities in a lab environment.
Primary responsibilities
  • Responsible for supporting and assisting with test setups and teardowns.
  • Responsible for assisting in the test execution of Li Ion battery modules, packs, and systems.
  • Performing battery measurements, record data and provide quality interpretation of electrical data during pre-test, post-test including monitoring of all testing performed in A123’s Validation lab
  • Documenting tests through procedures, test logs, and photographs.
  • Assist validation engineer with the reporting/plotting of test results.
  • Assist validation engineers in electrical trouble shooting of A123 products and test equipment during various test efforts
  • Operate battery and general lab test equipment (DMMs, power supplies, data loggers, DAQ systems, etc.) as needed to collect test data to be used for technical reports.
  • Fabrication of low voltage setups for test applications.
  • Troubleshoot and repair test equipment.
  • Support calibration activity of all applicable instrumentation and equipment in the Validation lab.
  • Assist development lab with any lab activities including harness and test box fabrication.
Specific Skills/Abilities
The position requires:
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written) as well as a great attention to detail.
  • Experience with general automotive test specifics (GM, Ford, FCA, Daimler, Porsche, etc.)
  • Knowledge of environmental thermal chamber operation, programming, and functionality (CSZ, Watlow F4, etc.)
  • Experience with general laboratory test equipment (DMMs, power supplies, etc.)
  • Experience with general lab operations (electrical troubleshooting, PCBA rework/soldering, test stand fabrication, fabrication of low voltage harnesses for test applications).
  • Experience with Microsoft Applications (MSWord, MS Excel, Visio, etc.).
  • Ability to lift items up to 30lbs.
  • Experience with Vector CAN based tools is a plus (CANalyzer, CANoe, etc)
  • Experience with battery testing and test systems (i.e. AeroVironment, AVL Lynx) is a plus
  • Associates of Science in Engineering or equivalent job experience
  • A strong background troubleshooting electrical systems
  • Experience with automotive testing requirements and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of general laboratory test equipment

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