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Validation Engineer
Novi, MI

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Posted 4/30/2021

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering / technical)
  • Experience
  • 3 Years minimum experience in the development and execution of automotive seating test plans
  • Knowledge of Automotive Test Methods and Automotive Test Specifications
  • Test lab experience (equipment, methods, instruments)
  • Post-test data interpretation and / or analysis experience
  • Experience with statistical practice and / or tools

Job Description

  • Development of test plans in accordance with customer, federal, and specific requirements
  • Program coordination of test plans, including samples, fixtures, schedules, sign-offs, witnessing tests, and sample reviews
  • Manage a test schedule using validation database, and / or customer specific format
  • Understand customer, federal requirements and test methods
  • Consistent use of validation process protocols such as Issue Tracking and reporting, ED / DV / PV, DVP Structure, Naming Conventions, PV First Time Pass, Spec Updating Process, budget approval and monitoring
  • Serve as key contact person between product development team and test labs
  • Develop optimization plans for test samples using acceptable practices
  • Support internal and / or external customer meetings and reviews as required
  • Provide clear instruction(s) on how a test should be setup and conducted
  • Ability to recommend appropriate test sample sizes (n) in accordance to test requirements
  • Review of data and reporting of all tests (including final disposition of results)
  • Support product development team on pre / post-test sample reviews as required
  • Support product development team with assessment, recommendations, and / or analysis of results to resolve product non-conformances
  • Maintain program test requirement metrics including Production Validation “Right first time”
  • Maintain a safe, secure and clean workplace by following 5S standards

Reliance One, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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