Validation Engineer

Valeo, Inc. Troy, MI
Our mission is to be the World Leader for Vision Systems within the automotive industry by developing innovative cameras systems and providing situational awareness solutions using cutting edge technology. The Test & Validation engineer will be responsible for Product Validation activities from RFQ phase to final customer acceptance.

In phase 0, analyse customer specification with the product PTM and quality PTM, challenge the tests requested and define the final validation plan to build the final offer.

Define the need of specific tools or bench (characterization, reliability...)

Define also the associated budget.

In project phases 1 to 4 :

Write the detailed validation plan including both customer validation and also Valeo requirements (to achieve quality targets)

Schedule the validation plan and manage the test with the support of laboratory resources (technicians…)

Responsible for the main relationship with the customer and project team for environmental validations (methods and results) whatever the tests are located (Creteil, Shenzen, Bietigheim, Pargue, external lab…)

Work in parallel with the project team; contribute to correct the design in order to meet product performance.

Manage the configuration and logistics of tested parts

Manage the planning inside the laboratory and allocated resources (technicians, tools, benches,…)

Responsible to obtain the specific tools needed for the validation (need specification and follow-up) whenever they are done inside Valeo or external to Valeo

Manage the cost of the validation activities

Report validation status to the project team and management on a regular basis (QRQC, 5mm…)

Contribute to the improvements of the laboratory's tools such as : instruction sheet, development and validation

Test Efficiency

* Minimize test cycle times

* Provide work instructions to test houses to enable efficient transfer of test equipment

* Support Project team with analysis of failure modes

* Implement a robust and efficient automated test benches

* Participate in lessons learned across the various projects

* Participate in FMEAs

Requirements

* A relevant Technical Engineering Degree e.g. Computer & Electronic Engineering, Physics & Instrumentation, Mechatronics

* Min 3 years test engineering experience

* Proficient in national Instruments (Labview/or Testand)

Desirable:

* Knowledge of automotive electronics systems

* Validation experience with knowledge of test & validation methods

* Knowledge of accelerated life testing