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Product & Failure Engineer (M/F/D)

Viana do Castelo II - Portugal

May 25, 2023

Full time


Reliably delivering what’s needed today

There are few challenges as important today as creating solutions that support a cleaner, more energy-efficient world. This requires a commitment to constantly improve the transportation of people and things.  We, at BorgWarner, made that commitment decades ago and have since been creating technologies to improve efficiency, emissions and performance in all types of vehicles.

Constantly pursuing what’s next

Our proven track record has made us industry leader in clean, energy-efficient propulsion system solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. We uncover strong trends and use smart science and technology to address a future based on varying regulations, consumer demands and automaker requirements.

Product leadership that’s changing the world

Our employees have earned trusted partnerships with customers and suppliers around the world.  We leverage these relationships to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges at hand and then do what it takes to develop the next solution.  Our strong operations and commercialization expertise result in high volume availability of competitive, efficient products that truly drive change.

BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems is currently looking for “dynamic, results driven” individual to join as Product & Failure Engineer at our new production plant in Viana, Portugal.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead operations and customer satisfaction in the execution of first level line pull First Time Quality (FTQ) analysis on Electronic / Electrification products

  • Perform real time second level FTQ analysis in accordance with established metrics

  • Provide support for current production and new product launches

  • Participate in validation failure analysis

  • Continuous improvement and lessons learned for procedures

  • Lead product configuration change management (CR/CN)

  • Utilize statistical problem-solving tools

  • Establish and communicate standard work instructions and procedures

  • Assist SQE’s in resolution of supplier issues using structured problem solving methods

  • Define rework process, equipment, procedures, work instructions, and workplace organization

  • Create and maintain all reports, and ensure on time reports preparations

  • Keep very high level of the 5S in lab area

  • Report identified safety risks and opportunity for improvement

  • Implementation of new analytical techniques and their validation

  • Perform electrical and software analysis

  • Proactively plan for lab test benches and equipment for new product introduction

  • Perform memory verification for MOL (Middle of Line) and EOL (End of Line) programming process

  • Perform label verification for EOL programming process

  • Perform second level SMT line component placement verification

  • Develop product re-programming capability at CPE lab

  • Perform analysis of customer assembly plant returns with 24 hours initial assessment

  • Perform on time warranty analysis on customer returns

  • Initiate measures to improve customer RPPM (Returned Parts Per Million) and warranty CPV (Complaints Per Vehicle) / IPTV (Incident Per Thousand Vehicles)

  • Evaluate and approve supplier component substitutions

  • Lead supplier change evaluation and provide technical support to the customers

  • Initiate and implement Material Cost Improvement Process (MCIP) projects on products

  • Work with customer satisfaction to lead product scrap reduction initiatives

  • Responsible for implementing corrective actions of nonconforming product or processes (including stopping production if necessary) and inform management promptly of such actions

  • Comply with safety, quality, productivity, hygiene and environmental prevention standards

  • Comply with the organization's rules and internal regulations: Code of Ethics, Practice and Schedule

  • Respect workplace safety and cleanliness rules

  • Respect and comply with environmental policy rules

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor/Master Degree in Electrical / Electronics Engineering / Robotics / Mechatronics or related area

  • Understand components specifications, datasheets, schematics, design requirements

  • Understand analog and digital electronic circuits (power switching, closed loop voltage/current feedback, MOSFET drivers, PWM circuits)

  • Understand communication protocols: CAN, LIN, SPI, UART, RS232, Flex Ray

  • Perform theoretical calculations and analytical analysis

  • Knowledge of microcontroller architecture and memory organization (generic, NXP and Infineon MCUs are recommended)

  • Programming in C/C++, C#, batch/PowerShell scripts

  • Knowledge of high voltage / high power electronics

  • Proficiency in operating laboratory equipment: multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, electrical loads, etc.

  • Capability of creating documentation (procedures, work instructions, etc.)

  • Good MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) skills

  • Results Oriented

  • Fluent in English

  • Avalability for International Business travels


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