General Motors Autonomous Lead Test Engineer - ENG0039645 in Warren, Michigan

The Autonomous Lead Test Engineer will become the voice of GM at the test house for GM designed owned parts for our Autonomous program. The Lead Test Engineer will be an expert in helping test house(s) know how to test the parts including test equipment, set-up, test fixtures for DV and PV testing. The Autonomous Lead Test Engineer is also responsible for:

  • Solid understanding of electrical components especially radars and LiDAR’s.
  • Conduct DV/ PV Testing including scheduling, set up, test, issue resolution, report at Test House or Supplier.
  • Collect, process, and deliver test data back to GM team for DV and PV Testing.
  • Provide GM daily support at test facility for DV/PV Testing.
  • Create the GMW3172 Component Environmental Test Plan – using CEMENT as the approval mechanism. This applies to full DV/PV for new projects as well as running changes, mid-cycle enhancements, iterative DV/PV, etc. This also includes the use of accelerated testing models for different reliabilities, samples sizes, etc. to determine testing duration, cycles, etc.
  • Determine if CVE or GMW3172 Environmental Subject Matter Expert (SME) will review and approve GMW3172 Test Plan results in CEMENT. The criteria for SME to review is based on new technology, new or concerning supplier, skill of CVE (non-electrical SMTs).
  • Consult/Support the following:

  • Support launch, quality/warranty, & Red-X issue resolution as required.

  • Support the tech review when requested by DRE/CVE.
  • Attend PDT when specific needs for Test Engineer are required.
  • Support the EMC design review only when requested by CVE/DRE/EMC Engineer.
  • Support upon request of CVE/DRE.

  • Support resolutiuon of test issues/failures, the creating of 5 phases and test PRTS’s.

  • Support Weekly Validation Meeting conducted by Component Validation Engineer.
  • Review detailed Environmental test results & DRBTR.

  • Facilitate DRBTR

  • Hardware Design Review for changes due to test failures and changes due to findings from DRBTR.
  • Determine correct, but fastest testing to allow for salable 1411 status.
  • Determine the point in the test flow where a salable 1411 meets the process rules.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience in Electrical Component Environmental (ENV) validation and associated technical tools and processes
  • Thorough understanding and skills to work at high level in all phases of the vehicle development process
  • High level of analytical/problem solving skills where problems are very unusual and extremely difficult
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in applying the principles of GMW3172 (General Specification for Electrical/Electronic Components – Environmental/Durability)
  • Experience in using GMW3172 to develop a new Environmental Test Plan for an electrical/electronic component
  • Understand the “physics of failure” when applied to component test failure analyses (DTRBTR, etc.)
  • Understand the general Automotive “physical” environment experienced by our GM customers in the field
  • Thorough understanding on the influence of variation on component/ subsystem performance
  • Thorough understanding of analytical methods, applications, and limitations