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Environmental Test & Validation Engineer

  • Team Horizon
  • Galway

To apply for this job please visit www.teamhorizon.ie.

Team Horizon currently has an exciting opening for an Environmental Test & Validation Engineer to work on our client’s manufacturing facility in Tuam, Co. Galway


  • Our client has developed a stand-out culture of innovation
  • Join a team who thrives on providing innovative products and automated services to the automotive industry
  • Employees come first. Employees and their well-being are at the heart of their operations and they believe in creating respectful and inclusive workplaces founded on these value


Communication / Network

  • Test service request process, review and analysis.
  • Analyse customer specification with the R&D and Quality Project Team Members, challenge the tests requested and define the final validation plan to build the final offer.
  • Define the need of specific tools or test bench (procurement, characterization, reliability)
  • Define also the associated budget.


  • Review customer Environmental/reliability Validation Requirements and Test Plan
  • Perform Validation Design reviews (DR0, DR1, DR2)
  • Support product Risk Assessments (if applicable) to the product design team.
  • Development of Validation Test Plan, Test specification, Timing plan.
  • Climatic & Vibration/Shock test fixture requirement review with Prototype Lead.
  • Operational Test S/W & H/W Requirements review with R&D Tools group.
  • BOM generation: Validation Test bench infrastructure, Cables, External lab identification.
  • RFQ with suppliers & Purchase Order generation of all items identified in BOM.
  • Test bench H/W procurement, Assembly with support of test technician.
  • Test bench H/W & S/W integration & validation with design validation Samples to achieve tester reliability.


  • Manage the planning inside the Environmental laboratory and allocate resources (technicians, tools, benches,)
  • Responsible for obtaining the specific tools needed for the validation (need specification and follow-up) whenever they are done.
  • Manage the cost of the validation activities.

Validation Execution

  • Familiarize with the working system using test bench equipment to enable view on delivered product and to understand customer problems.
  • Carry out all work to comply with Quality Management System and Validation Engineering Processes e.g., Automotive SPICE, ISOTS16949
  • Labelling /Cataloging received Test samples as per Test plan.
  • Kickoff Test Setup & Execution using test chamber & test bench.
  • Operational and Non-operational test Data sorting/review.
  • Participate in Failure analysis of Validation issues with support from internal & external customer/report on actions on a daily basis in QRQC meetings until Failure Analysis is closed.
  • Reporting & presenting Validation Timing plans, Failure Analysis sheet (5W2H), blocking points, implications of delay to internal project team & external customers (if applicable).
  • Customer interaction, meeting preparations and lab visit support.
  • Final Customer Report generation, peer review cycle/closure/release to customer.
  • Recirculation of test results into design iterations through Design Review’s. Input to concepts and alternate solutions.


  • Report validation status to the project team and management on a regular basis (QRQC, 5mm,)
  • Generation of customer test reports, peer-reviews of data and follow up on approval
  • Create daily and weekly activity reports on project and non-project related activities using dashboards made available.
  • Perform problem management role interfacing with customer, allocation of Device Under Test (DUT) failures to appropriate functions and leading weekly review
  • Participate in department and platform lessons learned reviews across the various projects.

Driving efficiency

  • Contribute to the improvements of the laboratory’s tools such as: instruction sheet, Test request management tool development and validation of test environment processes automation
  • Test Efficiency:
  • Minimize test cycle times
  • Provide work instructions to test houses to enable efficient transfer of test equipment
  • Implement a robust and efficient automated test benches


  • A relevant Technical Engineering Degree e.g., Computer & Electronic Engineering, Physics & Instrumentation, Mechatronics
  • Min 3 years test engineering experience
  • Proficient in National Instruments (LabVIEW/or TestStand)
  • Computer literate in MS Office suite.
  • Programming in National Instruments LabVIEW and TestStand software – Certified LabVIEW
  • Developing instrumentation interfacing over PXI, PCI, USB, RS232 & GPIB
  • Broad experience in hardware and peripherals
  • Ability to read, analyse and interpret complex documents /schematics.
  • Knowledge of automotive electronics systems
  • Validation experience with knowledge of test & validation methods
  • Knowledge of accelerated life testing
  • SW applications, Embedded C, C++, Java
  • Good team player ability to work within a multinational team environment
  • Methodical, professional, self-motivated and level of self-awareness
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to be able to react/respond quickly to issues and be able to ‘think on your feet’
  • Transparency

To apply for this job please visit www.teamhorizon.ie.