Lead Validation Technician

US-MI-Auburn Hills
2 months ago(12/6/2017 9:45 AM)
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Regular Full-Time


Leads the testing team in scheduling test work flow, set-ups, and day to day operations of the lab. Provide technical assistance in the areas of design, test set-up and controller programming. Conducts tests in support of program milestones and following internal standard methods.


Main Duties

  • Maintains records, analyzes data and reports test results.
  • Facilitates testing requirements by devising, sketching and making fixtures, assisting in the design of the test and development of test equipment, setting up and operating said test equipment.
  • Supports the test lab by performing maintenance, repairing test equipment, making small tools, recommends purchase of tools, equipment and shop supplies.
  • Ensures that all appropriate safety measures and practices are followed to prevent injury to self and others according to the company and government regulations.
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with applicable TS 16949 Standards, Companies Business Systems and Lab Manuals.

§  Identify and quantify the need for additional lab supplies and equipment.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Be able to set up tests, perform tests and mentor/train others to assist.
  • Be able to program controllers and equipment. Trouble shoots issues with Equipment.
  • Execute tests based on the machine and TS procedures as well as the polyvalence rating system.
  • Improve procedures for the test methods and testing equipment if required.

§ Assist with lab purchasing, PR and PO process.


  • Excellent communication skills to interface with engineering, customers, and test technicians.
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering / Electrical Engineering or 5 years equivalent work experience.
  • 2+ years supervisory experience
  • Must be able to assist and train test technicians in procedures and machine usage.
  • Computer skills – Word, Excel, file management, machine software
  • Robotics ingress/egress experience- ABB,KUKA, Nachi
  • Power and manual durability seat testing
  • Environmental chambers
  • Fatigue testing
  • Static pull testing
  • Good understanding of transducers and load cells Fabrication


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