Find a Career at A123

Position:  Validation Test Engineer
Location:  Livonia, MI
Job Id:  389
# of Openings:  0

Battery Test/Validation Engineer

Reports to: Validation Test Engineering Manager - Jim Noel
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 detail xVP&R plans
• Analyze data, document and publish test reports to support test plans and product delivery. Have total ownership of the
overall test plan and test results
• 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, 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 scripts for new or existing test equipment
• Ensure all product issues are identified, logged, tracked, and resolved during each testing phase
• Develop and document test procedures
• Provide detailed field data and internal test reports to supply feedback to engineering on needed improvements and any
product failures in the field

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 / CANanlyzer
• 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
• Experience with DIAdem 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
• 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 many 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

• Bachelors Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering.
• Minimum 5 years relevant experience in Design Verification/Process Validation testing

Apply for this Position
Go back to the job list