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Automotive Validation Engineer: Statistical and 5S Abilities Needed
Ref No.: 18-03437
Location: Plymouth, Michigan
Position Type:Contract
Shift:First
Job Category:Engineering
Benefits:Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance
*6 month contract position with additional opportunity based upon performance and continued business need*

Job Description, Required Skills, Education, Experience:
Job Purpose:
Develop, optimize and manage test plans that are used to evaluate and/or validate products. Serve as technical resource for customer, regulatory, and/or test specifications and methods. Provides results reporting for completed tests and program status.

Specific Duties: 
• Development of test plans in accordance with customer, federal, and/or specific requirements.
• Program coordination of test plans, including samples, add-on parts, special weights, fixtures, schedules, sign-offs, witnessing tests, and sample reviews.
• Manage a test schedule using validation database, and/or customer specific format.
• Understand customer, regulatory, and/or specific requirements and test methods.
• Consistent use of validation process protocols such as Issue Tracking, ED/DV/PV, DVP Structure, Naming Conventions, PV FTP, Spec Updating Process, PD2.
• Serve as key contact person between product development team and test labs.
• Lead ATR/Global template activities to determine specific test setup information and understanding of FEA predicted performance. 
• Develop optimization plans for test samples using acceptable practices.
• Support internal and/or external customer meetings and reviews as required.
• Provide clear instruction(s) on how a test should be setup and conducted.
• Ability to recommend appropriate test sample sizes (n) in accordance to test requirements.
• Review of data and reporting of all tests (including final disposition of results).
• Support product development team on pre/post test sample reviews as required.
• Support product development team with assessment, recommendations, and/or analysis of results to resolve product non-conformances.
• Maintain program test requirement metrics including “Right first time”.
• Maintain and report program budgets.
General Duties:
• Maintains safe, secure, and clean work place by following 5S standards.
• Use validation database for test data and information. Support test report process by uploading files, loading test data and information, provide test summary and observations.
• Attend department meetings as required. 
• Support test method development and/or continuous improvement projects as required. 

Preferred Skills, Education, Experience:
Skills/Qualifications:
Engineering / technical degree or equivalent experience
Knowledge of Automotive Test Methods and Automotive Test Specifications
Test lab experience (equipment, methods, instruments) 
Post-test data interpretation and/or analysis experience
Experience with statistical practice and/or tools 

Pay Rate: $47.00 per hour
Drug and background screenings required


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