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Validation Engineer

2021 年 7 月 31 日


General Description

The Test & Validation Engineer will ensure electric motor products are properly tested and validated, maximizing testing efforts to statistically correlate failure modes in the real world. This role will be responsible for the development, execution, and data analysis of validation plans to test electric motors and subsequent systems. These systems may include rotating electric machines (primary), power electronics, control software, and automotive gearboxes. This person needs to have a deep system understanding of all product interfaces for electric motor components 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.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work with product engineering team, Responsible for Validation plan for eMotor project. Lead the Validation readiness and risk assessment before testing
  • Responsible Validation timing plan and track timely, share flash report weekly
  • Identify required equipment resources to support product testing.
  • Develop software and hardware requirements for new technology required to test future products.
  • Integrate, troubleshoot, and commission electric motors and subsequent systems including control systems, inverters, rotating electric machines, and automotive driveline components to support validation testing.
  • Define test priority and coordinate any required outsourced 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.
  • Author validation report.
  • Support product engineering on root cause analysis of product failures.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • BS or above in Electrical Engineering; would consider other engineering disciplines provided they have relevant electric motor experience
  • Minimum 5 years of validation engineering experience in automotive industry required
  • Knowledge and/or basic experience in IPM or Induction motor controls required
  • Expertise in data processing and/or analysis tools – MATLAB, Diadem, Excel VBA, etc. required
  • Experience in integrating, troubleshooting, and commissioning inverters, controls, or rotating electric machines (electric motors) strongly preferred
  • Understanding of vehicle communications software and functions that interface with inverter and electric motor systems: CAN, CAN open, FlexRay, etc preferred
  • Statistical analysis or 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
  • Ability to work under limited supervision
  • Must be highly aware and adhere to high voltage safety standards and procedures

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