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Dev. Testing & Validation Technician II

Company: Honda Development and Manufacturing of America
Location: Raymond
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionLegal Entity: Honda Dev. and Mfg. of Am.,LLCBusiness Unit: Frame & Interior Development BUDivision: Saf / Reliability / Ext Perf DevelopWork Location: Auto Development CenterHiring Manager: Randy WildeShift: 1stCareer Level: 2Job Grade: Non-Exempt-5 (NE5) Job PurposeIn this role, you will work with Electric and Internal Combustion Vehicles in a lab environment to support the Exterior Performance Department. You will be responsible for preparing vehicles for the Wind Tunnel and EP Lab testing to ensure New Model quality and performance. You will install various instruments, program the Data Acquisition System, collect data and document test results. This role will be responsible for providing technical engineering expertise, ensuring safety & quality, creating process manuals and utilizing analytics to perform continual improvement daily during the prototype phases of New Model testing activity. Key AccountabilitiesTest Operations Lab

  • Supports contract staff through training, quality control and accountability.
  • Identifies and solves potential problems with part quality.
  • Identify potential or current test performance issues and apply countermeasures including modifications to equipment or procedures while working directly with design & test engineering staff.
  • Apply PDCA to prevent problem reoccurrence where applicable.
  • Coordinates visitor compliance with safety policies and proceduresTechnical Expertise
    • Directs the proper use of test equipment considering capabilities, limits, and safe use of the equipment.
    • Serves as Subject Matter Expert for Assigned lab test modes and equipment.
    • Program Data Acquisition, identify Instrumentation mounting location and install Instrumentation (Accelerometers, Load Cells, Strain Gages, & Potentiometers) per SAE J211.
    • Reviews Test data and confirms Accuracy and Validity.
    • Supports annual Equipment health review and creates action plans for remedies including justifying upgrades and new equipment.
    • Utilize prototype expertise to design tools or parts to improve performance/accuracy. New Model Prototype Testing
      • Perform accurate and efficient testing per test procedure instruction with a priority on Safety.
      • Perform special modifications to existing products per countermeasure assigned.
      • Read / interpret CATIA drawings to determine design / material specs.
      • Operate tools and equipment to assemble / disassemble parts per specifications.
      • Inspect / test parts to confirm quality & operation.
      • Interface with design / test engineers to verify technical data and review final assembly.
      • Obtain and maintain appropriate training (HDMA driver's license, large equipment license, machinist, CMM, etc.)Qualifications, Experience, and SkillsMinimum Educational Requirements: Associate's degree in science/engineering/automotive preferred or equivalent experience Minimum Experience: 5 years Research and Development Laboratory TestingOther Job-Specific Skills:Data Acquisition, Test Equipment, Testing Process, Instrumentation, CAD/Engineering drawings, Microsoft Office Suite, Coordinate Measurement Machines, High Speed Video, Electronic and Hydraulic Control Systems, Leadership Job DimensionsNo. of Direct Reports: 0No. of Indirect Reports: Up to 3 contingents Financial Dimensions: Each test uses $250k - $10M in Test equipment (DAS (DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM), HSV, ATDs, Sled, Barrier, Multi Axis Test device, prototype vehicle -$500k)Decisions ExpectedLab scheduling to ensure testing meets deadlinesTest PIC assignmentsLab DowntimeTest Commencement Go/No -GoWorking ConditionsThis role is based on-site and 40% of the job takes place in the office, 50% in the lab and 10% in meetings. Occasional travel may be required to benchmark other labs, qualify other test labs, factory support, and support new equipment evaluations and commissioning. Overtime can be significant (10 hrs/week) during times of peak testing.Maintains professional conduct and follows all departmental, safety Department, and company policies, procedures, and rules. Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Keywords: Honda Development and Manufacturing of America, Columbus , Dev. Testing & Validation Technician II, Professions , Raymond, Ohio

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