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Test Engineer

Company: NGK
Location: Novi
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

NGK Automotive Ceramics USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of the leading ceramic technology company NGK Insulators, Ltd., located in Nagoya, Japan. NGK Automotive Ceramics USA, Inc. directly supports and supplies all major automobile and heavy-duty diesel manufacturers with high-performance precision ceramic components for diesel and gasoline engine emission control systems.

I. Basic Functions

The Test Engineer of Product Development (PD) is an engineer that will perform NGK future engineering programs, testing and simulations for automobile industries including but not limited to, regulator relations, customer relations, product/testing/simulation (technology), engineering/development and future strategic technology initiatives.

Performs engineering activities within the PD organization and implements and maintains engineering objectives and initiatives. Develops test procedures, coordinate, administer, and monitor tests of products. Discovers problems and debugs programs so that equipment performs to design specifications. Interacts with other engineering groups to define, document, analyze, perform, and interpret tests for products, systems, components, or modifications. Identifies functional problems and suggests resolutions. Analyzes test cases and provides regular progress reports. Manages all meetings. Reports to the Supervisor of PD regarding technical and commercial aspects of the business.

Ii. Essential Functions
Monitor key market and customers' future technical requirement and suitable NGK's technology option.
Designs and interact with engineering and technical personnel in fabrication of testing and test-control devices and equipment.
Coordinates engineering activities concerned with the development, procurement, installation, and calibration of instruments, equipment, and control devices required to test, telemeter, record, and reduce test data.
Determines conditions, under which tests are to be conducted, and sequences and phases of test operations.
Analyzes and interprets test data and prepares technical reports for use by engineering and management personnel.
Prepares proposals for testing programs, outlines specific testing conditions, and develops operating procedures.
Coordinates and implements actual testing and analyzes validity of results and prepares detailed technical reports of findings and makes recommendations to customer to correct problems and achieve the best solution.
Provides input and development direction on essential testing needs within the NAU test facilities and external testing facilities for NA market/customer needs.
Prepares and controls assigned budget, forecasts operating costs and directs preparation of budget requests.
Develop business relations with key customers and build a network of business partners in N.A. -- Coaters; canners, universities, testing/analysis facilities.
Ensures compliance of company policies, procedures, and objectives regarding processes, initiatives, and projects.
Participate actively at conferences as a speaker/presenter or participant.
Conduct and support safety activities such as risk assessment, adopt proper countermeasure, procure PPE and hazard control equipment.
Performs various other duties, as required by superior.

Iii. Qualifications

Education/Training: Bachelor's degree in engineering or relevant.

Experience: 0-4 years of experience in testing of automotive emission control components.

Skills/Aptitude:
Excellent project management and time management skills.
Ability to prepare testing proposals, analyses of results, and recommendations for changes.
Ability to report prototype or product flaws diplomatically and suggest necessary changes in a positive manner.
Creative mind to troubleshoot, find, and resolve problems.
Identify and avoid potential problems using quantitative techniques.

Work Environment : Office and testing environment. Overtime may be required to meet program/project deadlines. Physically able to participate in presentations, and meetings. Domestic and International travel is required.

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Keywords: NGK, Novi , Test Engineer, Engineering , Novi, Michigan

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