The Validation Engineer is responsible for managing the entire design validation process to ensure it supports all internal and external customer needs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all safety and environmental policies in the workplace. Advocates for and promotes a safe work environment by reporting Near Misses and/or other safety and environmental hazards, wearing all required PPE and encouraging others to do the same
Creates and maintains project-specific Design Validation Plan & Report (DVP&R) in cooperation with the Product Engineer
Identifies and tracks the standard tests that are required to support a DVP&R
Generates test plans, procedures, and work instructions from customer requirements
Develops guidelines for new project-specific test procedures as needed in cooperation with Senior Test Engineer & Test Engineer
Interfaces with Test Engineer to coordinate availability of test equipment that are required for newly developed tests
Evaluates test results and determines compliance to DVP&R requirements in cooperation with the Product Engineer and Program Manager
Tracks and maintains ongoing testing for assigned projects
Writes up technical test reports and presents results to key Project Teams and directly to the customer
Performs product testing on an as needed basis as defined by the Senior Test Engineer.
Participates in customer discussions regarding testing topics and assists the Senior Test Engineer with customer proposals
Participates in customer discussions regarding testing topics
Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications & Experience:
Previous experience in product testing or quality preferred with demonstrated familiarity with evaluation tools and statistical software such as Minitab, Infinity or equivalent systems, Matlab
Experience with coordination and presentation of technical data and information to key component suppliers & customers
Understanding of material properties & characteristics of critically used materials such as steel, aluminium, sintered metals, rubber and plastic components, and various coatings
Thorough knowledge of standard business software products (Microsoft Office, Outlook, Windows XP etc.)
Position must be able to work required overtime that can be substantial during peak customer production periods
Ongoing commitment to advance knowledge in the field shock absorber, testing, and standards compliance
Demonstrated reliability, good initiative, committed, and quality focused
Proven ability to effectively present information in one-on-one & small group situations to Customers, clients, & others
Proven ability to read and interpret customer specifications and industry standards.
Proven track record of customer interface and ability to manage multiple projects and programs in a fast paced environment
Strong project management skills with proven ability to plan, monitor, and control a project from start to finish ensuring everyone meets their deadlines
Highly organized with ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Exhibits integrity through fair and ethical behaviors in all activities; maintains accountability for performance
Strong attention to detail with well-developed organizational and communication skills.
Proven experience developing work processes to improve outcomes for the team/customers
Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering Discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, or Physics desired)
At thyssenkrupp we have more than 100,000 employees in nearly 80 countries and annual sales of €43 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world - but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology.thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America, Inc. is a world class manufacturer of suspension solutions headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio USA. thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America supplies products to a wide range of Original Equipment Automotive Manufacturers as well as Aftermarket and Motorsports. thyssenkrupp Bilstein stands for innovation and High-Tech in suspension technology worldwide. With competence in the entire suspension system, the company supplies products across the complete damping and suspension spectrum through manufacturing facilities in Europe, America and China. Moreover, thyssenkrupp Bilstein has been a preferred partner in motorsport and automobile tuning for many years.