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Senior Validation Engineer

2021 年 6 月 1 日



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’s PowerDrive Systems business unit is currently looking for a dynamic, results driven individual to join as a Senior Validation Engineer, in the Test, Validation and Reliability group at our Auburn Hills, MI Propulsion Technical Center (PTC).


 In this role, and under direct supervision of the Validation Engineering Supervisor (TVR), the Senior Validation Engineer will be responsible for the development, execution, and data analysis of validation plans to test mechanical components and integrated electric propulsion systems. The system level validation includes rotating electric machines, power electronics, software, and driveline systems. This person will have a strong mechanical understanding of all product interfaces for EV propulsion systems and insight into system FMEAs, including the applicable test procedures required for validating the product. They will define equipment software and hardware requirements and collaborate with the Test Technology team throughout the development of the equipment, including setting up, troubleshooting, and testing the products to confirm the validation activities meet the application intent. This person will work closely with cross-functional teams and various customers to understand the product and ensure it meets/exceeds customer performance and durability requirements.


  • Review customer test specifications, lead discussions with product development team, and create validation cost estimates.
  • Author and receive approval of DVP&R. (Validation Test Plans)
  • Identify required equipment resources to support product testing. Collaborate with local and global test labs to ensure best cost/performance/timing options for test execution.
  • Develop software and hardware requirements for new technology required to test future products, along with innovation to improve standard work regarding the equipment.
  • Integrate, troubleshoot, and commission electric propulsion systems including control systems, inverters, rotating electric machines, and automotive driveline components to support validation testing.
  • Define test priority and coordinate both internal and external testing activities.
  • Create test profiles based on product and application requirements.
  • Definite and implement testing standards to meet reliability targets with statistical correlation to failure mode avoidance in the intended product environment.
  • Ensure all validation plan requirements are defined and documented; follow execution of plan to closure.
  • Analyze test data to ensure testing was executed properly, meets acceptance criteria, and learnings are communicated to the product engineering team including documentation of non-compliance triggering 8Ds for product development teams.
  • Author validation report.
  • Support product engineering on root cause analysis of product failures.
  • Develop test strategies to align with product roadmap and ensure test technologies are aligned with both present and future product line needs.
  • Provide technical expertise on product validation testing and mentor the Validation Engineering team on best practices and efficient execution of work.


  • B.S. Mechanical/Electrical/Systems Engineering required, M.S. Engineering preferred 
  • 8+years of engineering experience in Electric Vehicle Propulsion systems required
  • Test & validation experience preferred
  • Experience in integrating, troubleshooting, and commissioning inverters, controls, or rotating electric machines required
  • Understanding of vehicle communications protocols that interface with inverter and electric motor systems: CAN, CAN open, CAN FD, FlexRay
  • Statistical analysis and strong analytical experience preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English required
  • Ability to routinely work in a hands-on manner required
  • Ability to work flexible hours to support multi-shift operation if necessary
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10%
  • Ability to work under limited supervision (self driven / self starter)
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills required
  • Must be highly aware and adhere to high voltage safety standards and procedures

  Preferred Software/ Hardware and General Training

  • MS Office ( Excel/Word/PowerPoint /Project)
  • AVL Lynx/Concerto or similar
  • TeamCenter
  • MatLab
  • Diadem
  • Root Cause Analysis and 8D Problem Solving
  • Fundamentals of AWD Systems
  • Introduction to Basic GD&T and stacks
  • Technical Writing
  • Gear Basics
  • Automotive Vehicle Systems


  • Action Orientated
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Customer Focus
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Informing
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Listening
  • Perspective
  • Problem Solving
  • Drive for Results
  • Team Player


This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner PTC Safety Policy Manual, which includes the use of equipment, protective devices, or clothing that the employer requires.  This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses.  He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and coworkers.  In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.

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