Electrical Systems Validation Engineer
Auburn Hills, MI 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description

FCA is seeking an Electrical Systems Validation Engineer who will be responsible for developing electrical system validation test plans and procedures for automotive body, audio, active chassis and/or safety systems. The Engineer will require the extensive use of CAN testing tools and traditional electrical testing equipment in an electrical lab atmosphere to test and troubleshoot vehicle systems. The Engineer will design automated test benches to support the above systems as well as troubleshoot complex automotive electrical issues. He/she will perform vehicle level networking testing, analyze the data and validate the integrity of the vehicle system.

Product Design and Engineering careers at FCA US offer the chance to drive innovation and embrace bold new challenges as a member of the team responsible for revolutionizing the automotive industry. Today, we’re on a new road, with defined goals and renewed energy. You’ll see it in our attention to quality and performance, and in the groundbreaking designs and technologies that create an unparalleled driving experience for our customers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent (Materials /Chemical/ Civil/ Aerospace/Computer) from an ABET accredited university
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in automotive engineering
  • Demonstrated experience with electrical debugging tools such as a digital multi-meter, oscilloscope, CAN diagnostic tools (CANoe/CANalyzer), current probes and other diagnostic equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to read and analyze digital communications data (CAN)
  • Desire to work on vehicles and in a test environment (hands-on)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a solid test plan from product requirements
  • Demonstrated experience developing requirements based test plans for electrical systems
  • Demonstrated experience performing vehicle and system level validation
  • Demonstrated experience with DFMEA and DVP&R processes
  • Demonstrated Microsoft Office and G Suite (Google) Application Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent (Materials /Chemical/ Civil/ Aerospace/Computer) from an ABET accredited university
  • DFSS or Reactive training or certification
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in automotive engineering
  • Design or validation experience
  • Extensive experience in high-speed digital and logic design
  • Knowledge of CAN busses and experience using Vector CAN tools
  • Experience with CAN Diagnostic tools, CANoe, CANalyzer
  • Ability to determine root cause and debug CAN and CAN FD communication buses
  • Trained in DVP (Design Validation Plan) and DFMEA (Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)
  • Experience in root cause analysis or certified problem solving skills (Reactive Quality Green Belt or Reactive Quality Black Belt)
  • Proficient in all aspects of project development from vision and scope through all phases of design, development, implementation, deployment and project exit
  • System or component automated bench testing design experience including knowledge of programming languages (i.e. CAPL script)

Travel and Driving Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license is required as well as a clean driving record
  • Must be able and willing to drive and test vehicles
  • Will be required to drive a company car
  • Will be required to obtain a chauffer’s license to drive heavy duty pick-up trucks
  • Will be required to travel domestically and internationally up to 20%

Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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