FCA Canada Inc.
The Battery Pack Hardware Validation Engineer supports creation and execution of validation plans and procedures for robust design and development of xEV battery systems and components, and their integration into vehicle systems. The Battery Pack Hardware Validation Engineer will provide technical leadership and expertise to the battery energy storage design team including Design Release Engineers (DRE), Chief Engineers and Quality Reliability engineering. This person will work closely with the battery pack technical specialist and lead DRE to ensure all requirements are met and properly validated, both via simulations and through empirical testing for BSG, PHEV, and BEV vehicles. This candidate should be passionate about testing, and helping determine best methods to demonstrate design robustness for battery products used in electrified propulsion vehicles. This position will require strong organizational and data analysis skills to interpret test data and results, and to make independent, unbiased and objective assessments of product performance. The position responsibilities include: Lead the Maintenance, Development, and Improvement of Test Procedures, Design Validation Plans, and Validation Standard Work in Support of xEV Battery product development activities Lead development and execution of design validation tests, and process validation tests based on performance requirements, core DVP, DFMEA, field issues/design issues and best practices Utilize reliability and statistical tools, and accelerated test methods in validation plans Drive use of virtual engineering tools to reduce reliance on physical testing, and to increase design robustness Provide technical expertise in investigation of validation issues, and lead root cause analysis, mitigation, and corrective action plans Actively engage with design community including Design Release Engineers, Advanced concept engineers, and Chief engineers in developing solutions to urgent product issues Have strong proactive and reactive engineering problem solving skills (including DFSS, Kepner Tregoe, 8D, 5 Why, Fault Tree Analysis, etc. Lead root cause analysis to identify failure modalities, and make recommendations for corrective actions Conduct tests, recreate failure modes identified during validation testing or warranty returns Monitor development of governmental and regulatory requirements, and assess impact on validation plans Assess emerging technologies, and benchmark technologies against current FCA/Stellantis design standards and Governmental Regulations Lead Design Review Based on Test Results (DRBTR) of battery pack samples from lab tests and vehicle tests Provide technical reports, graphs, tables, analysis, photographs, timing charts, and status to target test progress reports on a timely basis Communicate clearly key technical validation risks, and impacts on program engineering milestones Analyze detailed data from validation tests, synthesize the results and summarize Work in close concert with Purchasing to identify outsource test facilities Assist in outsource test contract negotiations Support Purchasing in creation of Request for Quote where outsource test, apparatus, or consulting is needed Work in close concert with Design Release Engineers to create Scope of Work documents Participate in assembly, fitment, disassembly, and inspection of test articles Track testing schedule, and report delays to management FCA Canada Inc. is committed to providing accommodation for people with accessibility needs due to disabilities in all aspects of the hiring process. If you request an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs due to disability. Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering or related engineering degree Minimum FIVE (5) years in product engineering design, development and/or testing Good understanding of automotive OEM hardware validation test procedures, including: Environmental Durability Performance EMC Thermal Working knowledge of test apparatus and sensors, including: Pressure Temperature Flow Electrical current Experience in problem solving, including fault detection/fault isolation Strong technical research and writing skills Ability to work in a multicultural environment Self-starter Google Suite experience Strong Presentation Skills Ability to work Flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed Legally eligible to work in Canada Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Engineering or Business Experience in the full product life cycle Experience in DRBTR Knowledge of FCA hardware validation test procedures and standards Battery specific background in design and/or validation Shainin Reactive Blackbelt certification Stellantis