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Product Validation Engineer

Company: GILLIG
Location: Livermore
Posted on: August 7, 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.


  • Support program validation activities surrounding the planning and execution of DV/PV testing for New Vehicle programs and Vehicle systems.
  • Support activities within the work group to create and manage physical and virtual test procedures which will be required to confirm compliance with vehicle and system level requirements to confirm complete traceability between requirements, test results and test reports.
  • Utilize program targets, system requirements and various control documents to develop comprehensive component DV/PV test plans.
  • Lead for validation efforts with suppliers ensuring required testing of components has completed on time and meets requirements. Provide recommendations for component design with Engineering and Suppliers for components scheduled for Development and Validation testing.
  • Report test results and collaborate with related Design Engineering COE's. Document Testing issues as TIR's and work collaboratively to find root causes.
  • Design and configure test methods and/or simulations to develop and validate system capabilities prior to vehicle integration
  • Work closely with the Engineering teams to understand instrumentation requirements. 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
    • Bachelor Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME) or Bachelor Science, Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
    • 4+ years of progressive product engineering experience
    • 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
    • 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
    • Relevant experience in HD vehicle systems engineering and integration is a plus

      About The Environment
      • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
      • 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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