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Position:  Validation Test Engineer
Location:  Novi, MI
Job Id:  406
# of Openings:  0

Battery Test/Validation Engineer
Reports to: Validation Test Engineering Manager
Position Overview:
Responsible for the development and execution of Li-Ion Battery Electronics/Module/Pack test related activities including Design Verification and Process Validation
Primary responsibilities:
• Plan, schedule, and execute test plans for all levels of product testing, including CV, DV, and PV
• Responsible for hands on tasks in the project as well as managing the project
• Assist in the development of detailed validation plans for all phases of a program
• Create and publish test procedures to support the execution of validation testing
• Have total ownership of the overall test plan and test results including data analysis along with creating and publishing test reports that support test plans and product delivery.
• Interface with outside test houses/vendors to execute required testing, including quoting and scheduling
• Determine requirements for new test equipment and/or redesign of existing test equipment
• Recommend, purchase, and implement equipment, test instruments, data acquisition, etc., required for all levels of product testing including the design of test fixtures and testing instructions
• Develop and implement software and/or test scripts for new or existing test equipment
• Ensure all product issues are identified, logged, tracked, and resolved during each testing phase
• Provide detailed field data and internal test reports to supply feedback to engineering on needed improvements and any product failures found during testing
Specific Skills/Abilities:
• Technical understanding and familiarity with environmental, mechanical, and electrical verification testing methodologies in an automotive environment and to automotive standards
• Familiarity with vehicle CAN and LIN communication interfaces
• Familiarity with Vector CANoe / CANalyzer
• Experienced in troubleshooting and root cause analysis of test or product related issues
• Previous experience with specification and integration of data acquisition using various test instrumentation
• Ability and willingness to work on multiple projects at one time and be able to adapt to changing priorities
• Strong organizational and project management skills to prioritize, coordinate projects, manage conflicting needs, and deal with multiple issues at one time.
• Must be able to work independently and be self-disciplined
• Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills
• Excellent communication skills, both in written and oral format
• Experience with DIAdem, MATLAB, or other data analysis tools is a plus
• Experience with high voltage EV/HEV battery systems is a plus
• Software programming experience is a plus
• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
• Minimum 5 years relevant experience in Design Verification/Process Validation testing

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