Vehicle Systems Test Engineer
Location: Benson, MN/ St. Cloud, MN/ Fargo, ND
Duration: 6 months
Farm, construction, or mechanical backgrounds would be helpful.
Client is looking for the following experience:
Experience with hand tools and basic service techniques
Experience with mechanical hydraulic and electrical systems operation and trouble shooting.
Hands on machine background
The function of the Vehicle Systems Test Engineer is to plan, conduct and document functional, performance, interlock and diagnostic tests of sprayer systems & software in support of the development of NAFTA Crop Protection systems.
Support to development of design validation plans (DVP) for entire vehicle including software/electronic system related content.
Development of detailed sub-system test specifications for functional, performance, interlock and diagnostic features of the vehicle systems and software.
Conduct the tests on vehicles in the lab and field, or in some cases on bench/simulators collecting data as needed.
Document the results of the test, including issue reporting into CTS tracking tools. Maintain and update issues as they are resolved.
Follow issues to resolution and validation of resolution, providing additional information and data as required to the design teams.
Maintain and communicate current issue status on a particular project, alert supervisor to significant issues or roadblocks.
Proactive support for quality and reliability investigations into current product issues to identify failure modes, root cause analysis, suggested fixes.
Prototype build support for all sprayer related activities
Interface effectively with support groups and internal customers such as design engineers, manufacturing etc.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Agricultural, Electrical or Mechanical).
Knowledge of CAN communications, ideally J1939.
Experience in a lab environment with data acquisition systems and test instrumentation.
Vector CANalyzer, Somat (Edaq), PLC and CSM experience
The ability to execute tasks with minimal supervision and quickly learn new tools and techniques is required
Operational experience with agricultural and construction equipment is preferred
Good communication (oral and written) and teamwork skills.
Good computer skills. The candidate should be experienced personal computers and MS Office products
Operational experience with agricultural and construction equipment is desired.