Strattec Security Corp.

  • Validation Engineer 2 MI

    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Job ID
    Auburn Hills-SPA
  • Responsibilities


    The Validation Engineer will work with the Test Equipment Engineers, Product Team, Advanced Quality Engineers (AQE), Quality Engineers (QE), and customers as appropriate to interpret and/or develop product specifications, test methods and test plans required for defining 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. The Validation Engineer works closely with and provides training to the Test Lab Technicians/Specialists, interfaces with Test Equipment Engineers, Product Engineers and AQE/QE to ensure the performance specification and product are understood. This position is a mix of mechanical, electrical and software engineering so an ability to learn new methods and skills is a must.  While the primary focus of this role is testing and testing methods, this engineer may be called on to support test quoting, test equipment maintenance and calibration, capital requisition and justification, and test fixture development, build, verification, and runoff.



     Primary Responsibilities (as appropriate, based on product group / location):

    • Develop procedures, methods and tools for test, verification and certification of products
    • Develop procedures and tools for testing, calibration and verification of test equipment, cooperating with Test Engineers and Outside Engineering as required.
    • Review and interpret Customer Requirements and develop DVP&R / test plan including, but not limited to, EE and DV testing.
    • Meet with customer, as required, to develop and get approval of test plans.
    • Participate in Fixture/Equipment Design Review, or as appropriate, lead the test fixture design, procurement, construction, verification, and runoff activities.
    • Develop and maintain Timing Plans and open items lists for Test System projects in order to meet project timing requirements.
    • Participate / support quote activities by coordinating / developing DVP&R, work plans and cost estimates for Test Systems and Testing, as appropriate.
    • Ensure test equipment is properly calibrated and certified according to the corresponding procedures.
    • Receive and validate required testing inputs (Specifications, Prints, Test Request, Test Plan…)
    • Monitor Testing; Perform various product validation testing.
    • Create test reports.
    • Review, Modify & Approve Test Reports.
    • Ensure accurate document, record and archive measurement data pertaining to product parameters and testing .
    • Assist and train the Test Lab Technicians and Specialists, when required, in troubleshooting and repairing returned products from the customers.
    • Determine if New Equipment Needed/Order/Train.
    • Identify Outsource Test Locations for Unusual Testing.
    • Quote Outsource Testing
    • Order Test Supplies (Cables, Latches…)
    • Participate in the Problem Resolution Process as required by STRATTEC Quality Processes
    • Participate in Root Cause Analysis of testing failures
    • Participate in Customer and Team Meetings
    • Participate in product design reviews
    • Periodic travel to customers, suppliers and other VAST / STRATTEC facilities as required




    QUALIFICATIONS : To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.                       

    • 3-5 years of relevant experience.
    • Experience in testing electronic boards, modules and test equipment
    • Solid 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 unusual or difficult problems
    • Must be very well organized, able to work well with a diverse cross-functional team and varying personalities/cultures
    • Able to read engineering prints, specifications, and other complex technical documents.
    • Able to be a self-starter and willing to perform a wide range of engineering duties
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • High level of interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work independently and with others.
    • Previous experience in a test laboratory
    • Automotive experience

    Preferred: Master's degree (MS/MA) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

    • Previous product engineering experience
    • 3D modeling experience (as required, for fixture design and construction)
    • Previous project leadership experience
    • Knowledge of Quality Control principles and methodology
    • Experience with customers


    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required.

    Good oral and written English language skills. 

    German and/or Spanish language knowledge desirable.

    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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