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Validation Engineer

Job Number:  16187
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Auburn Hills
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Auburn Hills, MI, US, 48326

Group Description


Magna’s ADAS technologies are shaping an autonomous future and improving lives.


Full autonomy is coming. But to create the technology which will bring it into view, you need the desire and ability to adapt complete ADAS systems or modular solutions to any vehicle, for any mobility need.


Magna’s electronics solutions connect OEMs to their customers with features that improve their lives. It’s our expertise across the entire vehicle, key strategic partnerships and culture of innovation that allow us to make our industry-leading technologies road-ready. And it is how we’ll continue to build a safer, smarter and more connected mobility experience for all people.


Role Summary

The validation engineer is responsible for the creation of validation test and timing plans in order to meet the program team objectives for the validation of automotive components. These components consist of different technologies including analog, digital, optic, color, EMC applications for cameras and power products. This wide range of product mix requires broad based technical skills. Test plan quoting, purchase orders, pre-test meetings with outside test lab personnel, and test facilitation are key components of this position. In addition, the validation engineer may be responsible for the buildup and implementation of test stands and associated hardware and software required for the validation. The validation engineer is also responsible for creating test procedures, work instructions, and forms related to project specific and general validation group usage. Additional duties are performed as needed to ensure completion of projects and contribute to the success of the organization.

Key Responsibilities

This position requires independent problem solving and decision making with general direction given on project objectives and broad guidance from corporate strategy and goals. Work is often complex, difficult in character and requires strong technical and broad business knowledge in addition to program/project management skills. The following duties may be performed at all levels within the progression.

  • Review and understand customer requirements.
  • Create Detailed Test plans, and design development plan and report (DVP&R).
  • Interface with customer/design team for test plan approvals and test results reviews.
  • Support engineering design team meetings.
  • Ability to provide test proposals based on modules/design changes, Electrical, Mechanical, or manufacturing processes.
  • Provide detailed timing plans using Microsoft project, baseline, actual dates and resources.
  • Interface with design team, EE for Electrical schematics, ME for Mechanical/dimensions drawing, SYS for Requirements and intended vehicle functionality/module orientations.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Knowledge and Education

1. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with 5 years of experience in an engineering automotive environment.

2. Technical Understanding of environmental level testing, temperature, vibration, humidity, enclosure, and associated electrical type tests.

3. Computer proficiency (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, outlook, Project).

4. Demonstrated ability in the creation of Validation Test Plans and MUST have knowledge of Validation customer requirements (i.e. GMW3172, CS-1189, CETP 00.00-E-412, European OEM’s, etc..)

Additional Information

08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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