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Validation and Release Engineer

Asheville - North Carolina - USA

Nov 17, 2020

Full time



  • Ensure that all BWTS products meet or exceed reliability, durability, and performance targets.
  • Responsible for development and testing issues associated with qualification and engineering release of turbochargers and turbocharger components.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Participates as part of a program management team to determine appropriate testing and other validation work required to achieve engineering and production release according to customer deadlines. 

  • Leads PAA, DFMEA, and DVP&R workshops.

  • Provides input for testing requirements, test planning, acceptance criteria, etc.
  • Conducts testing as required to fulfill DVP&R, verifies standard procedures are used in performing tests.
  • Reviews test results, makes pass/fail decisions.
  • Provides feedback to engineering staff, program management, and customers as needed.
  • Leads an Issue Resolution / 8D Investigation team to investigate and analyze failures and implement corrective actions.
  • Provides Engineering support to the respective manufacturing plants.
  • Determines necessary validation analysis / testing required for engineering changes and deviations and conducts analysis / testing as required.
  • Approves PPAPs for Engineering.
  • Leads DfV and VA/VE teams to determine and conduct necessary analysis and testing.
  • Provides feedback for updating and maintaining standards and procedures used for product testing and qualification. 
  • Possesses proficiency or has the ability to be trained to design tools and techniques indicated on “Design Tools and Skills Matrix.” 
  • Understands and adheres to current quality and control policies. 
  • Understands and adheres to current health, safety, and environmental policies. 
  • Communicates and enforces safe work procedures.     
  • Identifies and closes safety issues (suggestions, inspection and investigation findings) and their corrective actions.   
  • Performs other duties as requested, directed or assigned

  • BSME or equivalent required (MSME is a plus)
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Applied Science
  • 5+ years related experience
  • Background in engineering technical disciplines that include vibration, acoustics, heat transfer, stress, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, and controls
  • Must be a hands-on engineer with mechanical fabrication experience and understanding of basic electronics
  • Knowledge of lab practices using pressure transducers, temperature transducers, flow meters, accelerometers, microphones, and other vibration or noise measuring instruments
  • Possesses experience in high speed and high temperature instrumentation and/or practical experience in diesel engine performance/emissions
  • Must possess excellent communication skills with ability to lead meetings and direct resources
  • Proficient with basic PC tools such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
  • Proficient in the use of hand gages to include micrometers, calipers, indicators and other related equipment
  • Ability to lead projects from conception to closure with minimal supervision
  • Ability to carry out multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • Ability to use ProE / CAD tools to model test fixtures and equipment would be a plus
  • Experience in statistical data analysis software (e.g. Minitab) would be a plus
  • Additional training/skills: Spanish language a plus


  • Creativity
  • Customer Focus
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Action Oriented                 
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Self-Knowledge
  • Informing  
  • Drive for Results
  • Ethics and Values


         Direct Reports:     None

         Indirect Reports:  None

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