Strattec Security Corp.

  • Validation Engineer 2 Milwaukee

    Posted Date 3 months ago(3/6/2018 6:44 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-3125
    City
    Milwaukee
    Shift
    First
  • Responsibilities

    SUMMARY

    The Validation Engineer will work with the Test Equipment Engineers, Product Team, Advanced Quality Engineers (AQE) and Quality Engineers (QE), and customers as appropriate to interpret and / or develop product specifications, test methods and test plans required for verifying and validating our products. The ideal candidate will enjoy hands on work in a very dynamic setting and have previous automotive industry and testing experience. In addition to working closely with and providing training to the Test Lab Technicians / Specialists, the Validation Engineer interfaces with Test Equipment Engineers, Product Engineers and AQE / QE personnel to ensure intended product function, performance specifications and test methods are understood. This position entails is a mix of mechanical, electrical and software engineering so the ability to learn new methods and skills is a must. While the primary focus of this role is testing methods and execution, this engineer may be called on to support test quoting, test equipment calibration and maintenance, capital justification and requisitions, and test fixture verification and runoffs.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

     Primary Responsibilities:

    • Develop test procedures and methods for verifying and validating our products
    • Cooperating with Test Equipment Engineers and Product Engineering as required, develop tools for conducting testing, including procedures, calibration and verification of test equipment
    • Interfacing with external customers and internal engineering resources as needed, review and interpret customer requirements to ensure proper understanding and validity of test methods and test equipment
    • Participate in Test Equipment Design Reviews and Product Design Reviews as appropriate
    • Ensure test equipment is properly calibrated and certified according to the corresponding procedures
    • Receive and verify required testing inputs (Specifications, Prints, Test Requests, Test Plans, etc.)
    • Perform various product validation testing, including monitoring of testing with complex or new setups
    • Create, Review & Modify Test Reports
    • Analyze test data relative to product specification and recommend changes, improvements or concerns
    • Ensure accurate documentation; record and archive measurement data pertaining to product parameters and testing
    • Assist and train the Test Lab Technicians and Specialists on new test methods and equipment and when required
    • Initiate troubleshooting efforts to confirm understanding / determination of test fixture or test part failures
    • Determine if new equipment is required
    • Identify outside validation resources for testing that cannot be performed internally
    • Quote outside testing
    • Order test supplies / spare parts (cables, latches, etc.)
    • Support the Problem Resolution Process as required by STRATTEC quality procedures
    • Participate in Root Cause Analysis of testing failures
    • Participate in customer and team meetings as appropriate
    • Support post-testing product teardown analysis activities
    • Periodic travel to customers, suppliers and other VAST / STRATTEC facilities as required

     

     

     

    Qualifications

     

    EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

    Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field of study and two to four years related experience and/or training

    • 2-4 years of relevant experience
    • Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and with others
    • Knowledge in electronics; analog, power and digital
    • Experience in developing test instructions and procedures
    • Excellent analytical reasoning and problem solving skills with ability to apply it to difficult or unusual problems
    • Must be very well organized; able to work well with a diverse cross-functional team and varying personalities / cultures
    • Able to be a self-starter and willing to perform a wide range of engineering duties
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

    Preferred: Master's degree (MS/MA) in an engineering field of study and four to ten years related experience and / or training

    • Previous product engineering experience
    • Previous experience in a test laboratory
    • Automotive experience
    • Experience in testing electronic boards, modules and test equipment
    • Knowledge of Quality Control principles and methodology
    • Experience with customers
    • Good oral and written English language skills

    • Strong technical writing skills
    • Ability to effectively represent information and respond to questions in a meeting 

     

    STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION is an equal opportunity employer and practices affirmative action to recruit, hire, train, upgrade, transfer and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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