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Aerotek Validation Engineer in Novi, Michigan


  • Develop, optimize and manage test plans that are used to evaluate and/or validate interior products. Serve as technical resource for customer, federal, and/or test specifications and methods. Provides results reporting for completed tests and program status.

  • Development of test plans in accordance with customer, federal, and/or specific requirements.

  • Program coordination of test plans, including samples, fixtures, schedules, sign-offs, witnessing tests, and sample reviews.

  • Manage a test schedule using validation database, and/or customer specific format.

  • Understand customer, federal, and/or specific requirements and test methods.

  • Consistent use of validation process protocols such as Issue Tracking and reporting, ED/DV/PV, DVP Structure, Naming Conventions, PV First Time Pass, Spec Updating Process, budget approval and monitoring.

  • Serve as key contact person between product development team and test labs.

  • Develop optimization plans for test samples using acceptable practices.

  • Support internal and/or external customer meetings and reviews as required.

  • Provide clear instruction(s) on how a test should be setup and conducted.

  • Ability to recommend appropriate test sample sizes (n) in accordance to test requirements.

  • Review of data and reporting of all tests (including final disposition of results).

  • Support product development team on pre/post-test sample reviews as required.

  • Support product development team with assessment, recommendations, and/or analysis of results to resolve product non-conformances.

  • Maintain program test requirement metrics including Production Validation “Right first time”.

  • Maintains safe, secure, and clean work place by following 5S standards.

  • Use validation database for test data and information.

  • Support test report process by uploading files, loading test data and information, provide test summary and observations.

  • Attend department meetings as required.

  • Support test method development and/or continuous improvement projects as required.


Validation, Customer service, Data entry, Validation protocols, automotive testing, test plans, data analysis, root cause analysis, automotive interiors, plastics injection molding

Top Skills Details:


Data Analytics

Root Cause Analysis

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Must Have:

Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering / technical)

3+ years experience in automotive testing or validation

Experience with automotive interiors or exteriors

-Small Assembly: Mirrors, actuators, sensors have similar environmental conditions they have to adhere to. This is how he would draw the connection to it.

Methodical communication skills

Experience Level:

Expert Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.