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Test Engineer – Powertrain Components & Systems Validation

  • Location
    • Pontiac, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


  • Develop and execute comprehensive test plans, test methods and test automation to support validation sign-off, address challenges as they arise in a rapidly growing industry
  • Applies analytical tools in validation process
  • Support an Agile Team-based structure where you will rotate through fresh assignments supporting test execution, process innovation, and moving toward virtual (hardware-less) validation techniques
  • Operate with focus on safety in state-of-the-art test lab environments
  • Investigate testing anomalies and generate reports to highlight findings
  • Perform and support root cause analysis and correction of system level problems relating to hardware validation
  • Analyze and peer review test results and participate in data-driven efficiency initiatives
  • Engage in programs as production-intent designs are available and see them through to launch
  • Coordinates and consults with various departments outside engineering
  • Collaborates Interfaces with Component and System Validation Engineers
  • Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products

Additional Description

Required Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology
  • Minimum of 2 years of post-graduation engineering experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and collaboration in a diverse team environment
  • Ability to learn complex system functions (i.e. engine, transmission, electric propulsion (Drive units & RESS)) quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to influence without authority

Preferred Skills /Qualifications

  • Proficient with INCA, MATLAB and/or Puma
  • Experience with electrical, thermal, or chemical virtual modeling and simulation
  • Willing to gain specific training from a variety of people / techniques
  • Calibration and/or development experience
  • Outstanding data-driven decision-making history
  • Demonstrated analytical ability for unusual and difficult problems
  • Familiar with laboratory operations and test equipment including engine/transmission dynamometers, load frames, power supplies, electrodynamic shakers, environmental chambers, test site controllers, continuous monitoring, fixture design/fabrication, test equipment/setups, and laboratory accreditation standards
  • Experience with RESS (battery) durability and safety testing
  • Working knowledge of Li-Ion Battery cell, modules, and batteries
  • Experience in one or several areas: Battery Electric Vehicle Systems (Electric Motors, Drive Units, Power Electronics, HV Batteries), Vehicle or System-Level Calibration, ICE or Conventional Transmission Development or Validation, Instrumentation & Test Automation
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of reliability & durability calculations
  • Demonstrated adaptability and ability to change with program modifications/updates
  • Self-motivated to work independently

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