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Product Validation Engineer

Company: GILLIG
Location: Livermore
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

GILLIG LLC is the largest and most dependable manufacturer of Heavy Duty Transit Buses in North America. Our customers are in all 50 states, and include cities, counties, transit districts, universities and major private fleet operators. We are headquartered in Livermore, CA.

Job Summary

The Product Validation Engineer's role is dynamic and vital to GILLIG's growth and future product development. This individual will be guided by technical requirements to conduct system and vehicle level design verification (DV) and production validation (PV) tests to confirm achievement of these requirements within established program timeline. The role also provides opportunities with the creation of tools and processes for traceability of DFMEA to DVP&R to final reports. This position reports to the Manager of Vehicle Validation.

Support activities within the work group to develop and deploy engineering standards for defining and managing requirements along with the associated design verification (DV) and production validation (PV) plans for new models
Support activities within the work group to develop and deploy engineering standards to define and manage various physical and virtual test procedures required to confirm compliance with vehicle and system level requirements for new models and to confirm complete traceability between requirements, test results and test reports
Utilize program targets, system requirements and various control documents to develop and release comprehensive DV/PV plans, reports, recommendations and all other documentation in support of design and development activities
Support the planning and execution of established DV/PV plans for associated vehicle systems and the entire vehicle. Report results and collaborate with related Design Engineering COE's to identify root cause of any failures, recommendations for improved specifications and opportunities for refinement (performance improvement, cost reduction, weight reduction, etc.)
Design and configure test methods and/or simulations to develop and validate system capabilities prior to vehicle integration
Work closely with the integration teams to understand instrumentation requirements, then develop and deploy instrumentation and data acquisition strategies, data analysis methodologies and best practices for planning and conducting effective and timely testing activities that fulfill project requirements
Coordinate and document requirements, design verification and validation work with component/subsystem/system suppliers or external testing resources/facilities to support overall program validation plan
Support the maintenance and calibration of test equipment and instrumentation
Support as a technical resource at external facilities

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor work visas now or in the future

About You
Demonstrated technical responsibility in automotive, on/off highway or transportation equipment in a program or project support level
Demonstrated experience with ICE, electrified powertrains, collision avoidance and autonomous vehicle technology, root cause analysis, chassis/body structures, steering/suspension systems, air brake systems, vehicle dynamics, testing, validation
Demonstrated knowledge of FMVSS, ADA, APTA Bus Procurement Guidelines, SAE HD vehicle standards, NFPA
Bachelor Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME) or Bachelor Science, Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
Solid analytical skills and solution-driven thinking, collects and researches data, uses intuition and experience to complement data. Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment
Experience in developing systems requirements, validation and verification strategies, and verification planning as well as facilitating the successful completion of verification compliance activities
Experience with defining and managing interfaces, interface requirements and interface verification
Affinity for detail and thoroughness of technical documents
Solid foundation in systems design and management, product design and development, engineering systems analysis for design and manufacturing
Solid analytical skills developing systems performance models
Detail oriented, highly organized documentation practices
Solid written and verbal communication skills
2+ years of progressive product engineering experience
Relevant experience in HD vehicle systems engineering and integration is a plus

About The Environment
Ability to lift 25 lbs.
Working environment is primarily indoors (office and production environment), however, at times job may require time spent outdoors
Regularly required to sit, stand and walk and occasionally kneel or squat
Some travel may be required
Start time 6:00 AM

About Us

After 130 years, GILLIG holds strong to its family values and focus on its employees and customers. Our motivated and dedicated employees have a passion for quality and customer satisfaction.

We are committed to building buses that connect communities, eliminate congestion, and contribute to a greener environment.

Our Company pride is exemplified by the thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship present in every GILLIG bus. GILLIG's steadfast focus on quality and unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service sets us apart from our competition.

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, GILLIG has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards in which the company operates. Drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of GILLIG employees and to the security of the company's equipment and facilities.

For these reasons, GILLIG is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace. All applicants must pass a drug test before beginning work.

GILLIG offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including 100% company-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employees and their families. Other benefits include a unique 401k profit-sharing plan.

GILLIG is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Keywords: GILLIG, Livermore , Product Validation Engineer, Engineering , Livermore, California

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