Bertrandt US Automotive Test and Validation Engineer in Long Beach, California
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Looking for a career, not just a job? Want to join a dynamic team working for an international industry leader? Enjoy an energetic work atmosphere? Bertrandt US may be just what you have been looking for! The Bertrandt Group has been providing development solutions for the international automotive and aviation industries in Europe, China and the USA for more than 40 years. A total of around 13,000 employees at 53 locations guarantee extensive know-how, sustainable project solutions and a high level of customer orientation. Its main customers include the major manufacturers and numerous system suppliers.
The main responsibilities of this position include the vehicle preparation and on-going coordination of endurance vehicle testing in the United States. The main focus is to create high quality test results, with high efficiency, and in the shortest possible time. Key targets of the durability testing is validation of the powertrain and drivetrain systems, including software validation, hardware validation, OBD diagnostics, and emissions testing. Other responsibilities include the maintenance of vehicle data logging equipment, results, and measurement data delivery from the vehicle test fleet.
Manage mileage accumulation (driving profile, locations, required maintenance etc.) of 15-20 vehicles of the durability testing programs.
Responsible to monitor and control Service Provider work output and associated external driver testing.
Monitor technical status of vehicles. Identify faults based on driver reports and diagnostic tools. Evaluate faults and lead problem solving activities, including 1st level technical analysis and detailed analysis for overall vehicle issues.
Report vehicle status, both technical and administrative, in all necessary and required forms and databases. Document technical durability status within the FINAS vehicle tracking database.
Maintain internal Key Process Indicators for local management to monitor the current status and help forecast necessary future changes for the Durability testing planning.
Propose and manage root cause identification and vehicle repair processes promptly to enable continuation of vehicle testing and validation of the solution effectiveness. Control complete process from part logistics to effectiveness checks, including workshop orders in the PIT tracking database.
Control detailed invoices from external Durability Service Provider and internal partners (e.g. emission lab). Control and report program budget and report USD/km. Approve monthly billing per program.
Active participation in continuous process improvements for internal and external processes. Enable service suppliers to prepare for future requirements and lead preparations.
Build-up of new measurement systems into test cars including create work orders for workshop, coordinate measurement plan requirements with customer and other internal stake-holders, and order sensor and measurement module hardware.
Maintain measurement equipment in the test project vehicle fleet and implement solutions as needed to repair data logger systems.
Active participation in continuous process improvement for internal and external data logger and measurement data handling processes
Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Engineering.
Knowledge of current automobile technology, vehicle electrical and onboard diagnostics and communication architectures, assembly structure, modules and parts. General knowledge of vehicle functions.
Ability to control projects from conceptualization to implementation.
Clear understanding of controlling key performance indicators and effective reporting.
Strong skills in financial controlling of projects.
Experience in intercultural environment, with German language skills favored.
Experience to work in a complex organization structure.
Ability to identify issues, analyze and evaluate problems, develop solutions and scenarios, evaluate alternative solutions based on established criteria and decision making.
Ability to organize workflows within the TechCenter and with all external partners, especially with the durability service suppliers.
Experience, or willingness to learn, the troubleshooting of data-logger equipment and database systems in order to identify logger issues and to analyze and determine failure root causes and find solutions.
Complete and comprehensive benefits package including Med/Dent/Vision.
Employer paid STD/LTD/Life.
401k Retirement program.
Generous paid vacation/sick/holidays.
Creativity encouraged in a fun, friendly work environment.
External Company URL: http://www.bertrandt.com/en/