Environmental Test & Validation Engineer

2022-05-10 10:29:512049-11-15Team Horizon
Job TypeContractor
SectorEngineeringOperations & Manufacturing
Start Date
AdvertiserLisa O'Connor
Job Ref2376
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 Environmental Test & Validation Engineer – Team Horizon
Team Horizon currently has an exciting opening for an Environmental Test & Validation Engineer to work on our client’s manufacturing facility in the west of Ireland.
Why you should apply:

  • Our client has developed a stand-out culture of innovation
  • Join a team who thrives on providing innovative products and automated services to the automotive industry
  • Employees come first. Employees and their well-being are at the heart of their operations, and they believe in creating respectful and inclusive workplaces founded on these values.

What you will be doing:

  • Communication / Network
    • Test service request process, review, and analysis.
    • Analyse customer specification with the R&D and Quality Project Team Members, challenge the tests requested and define the final validation plan to build the final offer.
    • Define the need of specific tools or test bench (procurement, characterisation, reliability...)
    • Also define the associated budget.
  • Planning
    • Review customer Environmental/reliability Validation Requirements and Test Plan.
    • Perform Validation Design reviews (DR0, DR1, DR2 ..)
    • Support product Risk Assessments (if applicable) to the product design team.
    • Development of Validation Test Plan, Test specification, Timing plan.
    • Climatic & Vibration/Shock test fixture requirement review with Prototype Lead.
    • Operational Test S/W & H/W Requirements review with R&D Tools group.
    • BOM generation: Validation Test bench infrastructure, Cables, External lab identification.
    • RFQ with suppliers & Purchase Order generation of all items identified in BOM.
    • Test bench H/W procurement, Assembly with support of test technician.
    • Test bench H/W & S/W integration & validation with design validation Samples to achieve tester reliability.
  • Manager
    • Manage the planning inside the Environmental laboratory and allocate resources (technicians, tools, benches)
    • Responsible for obtaining the specific tools needed for the validation (need specification and follow-up).
    • Manage the cost of the validation activities.
  • Validation Execution
    • Familiarise with the working system using test bench equipment to enable view on delivered product and to understand customer problems.
    • Carry out all work to comply with Quality Management System and Validation Engineering Processes e.g. Automotive SPICE, ISOTS16949
    • Labelling /Cataloguing received Test samples as per Test plan.
    • Kickoff Test Setup & Execution using test chamber & test bench.
    • Operational and Non-operational test Data sorting/review.
    • Participate in Failure analysis of Validation issues with support from internal & external customer/report on actions on a daily basis in QRQC meetings until Failure Analysis is closed.
    • Reporting & presenting Validation Timing plans, Failure Analysis sheet (5W2H), blocking points, implications of delay to internal project team & external customers (if applicable).
    • Customer interaction, meeting preparations and lab visit support.
    • Final Customer Report generation, peer review cycle/closure/release to customer.
    • Recirculation of test results into design iterations through Design Review’s. Input to concepts and alternate solutions.
  • Reporting
    • Report validation status to the project team and management on a regular basis (QRQC, 5mm,)
    • Generation of customer test reports, peer-reviews of data and follow up on approval
    • Create daily and weekly activity reports on project and non-project related activities using dashboards made available.
    • Perform problem management role interfacing with customer, allocation of Device Under Test (DUT) failures to appropriate functions and leading weekly review
    • Participate in department and platform lessons learned reviews across the various projects.
  • Efficiency
    • Contribute to the improvement of the laboratory’s tools such as: instruction sheet, development, and validation of test environment processes automation
  • Test Efficiency:
    • Minimize test cycle times
    • Provide work instructions to test houses to enable efficient transfer of test equipment
    • Implement a robust and efficient automated test benches

What you need to apply:

  • A relevant Technical Engineering Degree e.g., Computer & Electronic Engineering, Physics &
  • Instrumentation, Mechatronics
  • Min 3 years test engineering experience
  • Proficient in National Instruments (LabVIEW/or TestStand)
  • Computer literate in MS Office suite.
  • Programming in National Instruments LabVIEW and TestStand software - Certified LabVIEW
  • Developing instrumentation interfacing over PXI, PCI, USB, RS232 & GPIB
  • Broad experience in hardware and peripherals
  • Ability to read, analyse and interpret complex documents /schematics.
  • Knowledge of automotive electronics systems
  • Validation experience with knowledge of test & validation methods
  • Knowledge of accelerated life testing
  • SW applications, Embedded C, C++, Java
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