Senior Validation Engineer

  • Detroit
  • Engineering
  • Full Time
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates detailed validation test plans (DVP&R) based on specifications and requirements. Requires detailed understanding of specifications and interpretation of complex technical documents. Understanding and interpretation will be supported by direct interaction, communication, and input from internal and external customers.

  • Hands-on coordination with internal and external laboratories to ensure accurate cost quoting, scheduling, smooth and flawless test setup, test execution, test report documentation.

  • Serve as a project lead and coordinate the efforts of a small validation team. Take ownership of the entire validation project. Delegate portions of the validation project to team members while also completing a portion of the validation.

  • Executes test activities as required and assist with measurement systems analysis for routine testing procedures.

  • Reviews new and updated specifications, identify challenges, and develop implementation plans to execute validation test activities.

  • Provides feedback on means to improve test plans, sample preparation and testing procedures.

  • Provide detailed test data analysis and internal test reports to engineering on any product failures found during testing. Support initial problem solving on product validation failures.

  • Ensure all issues found during product testing are identified, documented and tracked during each testing phase.

  • Summarizes and review test results with team. Communicate abnormalities or inconsistencies within test results.

  • Provides technical support to internal and external customers, suppliers, and team(s).

  • Recommend, purchase, and implement any tools or test fixtures required for the completion of assigned testing.

  • Performs any additional duties as assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.

  • 7+ years of validation experience developing DVP&R’s and / or Test Plans and Procedures.

  • Preferred 5+ years of battery testing experience.

  • High proficiency using analytical tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Project, and other applications as required.

  • Analytical ability to apply logical reasoning, test assumptions, observe results and make corrections.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills that demonstrate the ability to express complex technical concepts clearly and concisely.

  • Good interpersonal skills to work effectively with a team.

  • CANalyzer/CAPL experience is a plus.

  • NI VeriStand, TestStand experience is a plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)