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R&D Validation Engineer

Job Title: R&D Validation Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 95737
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Contact: Bimi Felix
Telephone: 086 8395533

R&D Validation Engineer

Our client, an automotive company in Galway is currently looking to recruit an R&D Validation Engineer for their site.

Communication / Network
  • Test service request process, review and analysis.
  • Analyse customer specification with the product Project Team Member and quality PTM, challenge the tests requested and define the final validation plan to build the final offer.
  • Define the need of specific tools or bench (characterization, reliability...)
  • Define also the associated budget.

  • Write the detailed validation plan and test specification including both customer validation and also requirements (to achieve quality targets)
  • Work in parallel with the project team; contribute to correct the design in order to meet product performance.
  • Manage the configuration and logistics of tested parts
  • Lead validation FMEA generation for assigned project
  • General DR’s for software, hardware & product design reviews, problem resolution, FMEA analysis.

  • Manage the planning inside the laboratory and allocated resources (technicians, tools, benches,…)
  • Responsible to obtain the specific tools needed for the validation (need specification and follow-up) whenever they are done inside or outside of the company
  • Manage the cost of the validation activities

Test Execution
  • Familiarise with working system using 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. ASPICE, ISOTS16949
  • Work with Methods & Tools (M&T) team to develop test environment solutions to enable Design & Process Validation (DV/PV)
  • Governance of Test setup and verification of test platforms supported by lab operations technical support
  • Governance of Test setup of Test script development (using NI LabVIEW / TestStand) supported by both M&T and lab operations technical support
  • Governance of test execution as per the specification using lab equipment (using thermal chambers, IPx) supported by lab operations technical support
  • Encourage a Safety focus dedicated to maintaining high quality standards.
  • Report validation status to the project team and management on a regular basis)
  • Generation of test reports, peer-reviews of data and follow up on approval
  • Create daily and weekly activity report 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 lessons learned across the various projects

  • Contribute to the improvements 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; Support Project team with analysis of failure modes; Implement a robust and efficient automated test benches

  • 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 (ECDL)

Professional Experience
  • 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

For further information on this R&D Validation Engineer role in Galway please contact Bimi Felix on 086 8395533 /

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