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Supervisor Test Engineering 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 1686 | JOB GRADE: 17 

 

Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today! www.bendix.com/careers

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Supervisor Test Engineer

 

Position Summary: 

Leads team to ensure the objectives of the work unit are met and work processes are continuously improved. Assigns the work according to the priority coming from the internal and external customers, reviews progress and evaluates results. Provides strategic input and may make hiring / disciplinary decisions. This position will perform a full range of technical work on the Wheel End Laboratory including FMEA’s, DVP’s, writing new test procedures, sign-off test reports, draft laboratory management policies & procedures, test report templates, measurement uncertainty budgets and inter-laboratory correlation studies.  This position also runs laboratory empirical investigations resolving component level root-cause analysis. This role provides developmental opportunity for those aspiring to move into Engineering Manager.

 

Essential Functions: 

  • Supervise daily test activity and performance of  direct reports,  engineer and technicians including coaching, identifying business goals, growing individual skills, completing performance reviews, hiring/disciplinary decisions.
  • Leads test planning activities with product engineering for disc brake, drum brakes, slack adjuster and actuator product lines
  • Manage test resources and equipment calibration, efficiency and utilization.
  • Develop metrics to drive improved productivity and quality
  • Provide technical direction and support to technicians performing tests.
  • Promote and support a team focus toward meeting the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Plans, conducts, and coordinates a broad range of complex engineering technical assignments requiring an in-depth knowledge of foundation brake hardware and laboratory testing techniques.
  • Plans, conducts and coordinates a broad range of complex engineering technical assignments requiring an in-depth knowledge of foundation brake hardware and laboratory testing techniques.
  • Responsible for DVP&R execution in accordance with laboratory policy and program timing providing point of contact for laboratory test request status.
  • Responsible for approval of all test reports described on a DVP&R, accountable for evaluation of technical information provided in a test report and checking the interpretation of test results.
  • Analyze test data and write test reports to clearly document test results and conclusions. 
  • Regarded as a foundation brake hardware technical expert in the area of laboratory test methods.
  • Will be a support resource to other Bendix departments requiring test support.
  • Responsible to introduce new tools related to testing and data processing.
  • Responsible for 5s + 1 audits, SCARs & PARs.
  • Interface with and give presentations to internal and external customers.
  • Supervise daily test activity and performance of  direct reports,  engineer and technicians including coaching, identifying business goals, growing individual skills, completing performance reviews, hiring/disciplinary decisions.
  • Leads test planning activities with product engineering for disc brake, drum brakes, slack adjuster and actuator product lines
  • Manage test resources and equipment calibration, efficiency and utilization.
  • Develop metrics to drive improved productivity and quality
  • Provide technical direction and support to technicians performing tests.
  • Promote and support a team focus toward meeting the needs of internal and external customers.

Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills in a team environment.  E.g. DFSS, 8D RCA
  • DFMEA and DVP&R processes
  • MS Project and Gantt Chart resource leveling
  • Able to write test procedures, test templates and test plans
  • Able to support standard development with legal institutes. E.g. SAE, ISO
  • Knowledge of ISO17025
  • Knowledge of air brake system. E.g. Air Disc Brakes, S-cam Brakes, Drum Brakes, Actuator, Air Chambers, Slack Adjusters.
  • Experience running brake tests on inertia dynamometer
  • Experience with calibration of laboratory equipment
  • Statistical capability
  • Skilled in DOE (Design of Experiments) techniques
  • Reliability Methods
  • Process Improvements
  • Knowledge, application, identification of C/C (Critical Characteristics), S/C (Special Characteristics), P/C (Pass Thru Characteristics)
  • Metrology, data acquisition & control, test equipment & instrumentation, test standards & procedures as applied wheel end brake products.
  • Document control with Teamcenter Unified Architecture or similar system for engineering drawings, specifications, test procedures, test reports.

Skills:

  • Effective at communicating complex testing principles with a variety of audience including customers and suppliers
  • Detail oriented and driven to complete Test Requests on time as per priority provided by internal and external customers
  • Manual resource leveling of Master Gantt charts
  • Strong Root Cause Analysis (RCA) skills
  • Exceptional Test Report writing skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Solid understanding on calibration management
  • Strong understanding on bench test tool/equipment such as inertia dynamometer, vibration, fatigue, instrumentation, strain gage measurements.
  • Self-organized and goal oriented
  • Team-oriented with  strong interpersonal skills
  • Customer focus  (internal and external customers)

Tools:

  • Test Request System
  • MS Project
  • MiniTab
  • Reliability Tools
  • Data Acquisition Systems
  • Automated test Software
  • Advanced Office Package
  • Advanced Excel
  • Labview
  • Diadem
  • IMC or HBM

Experience:

  • 8 years minimum experience with foundation brake hardware testing and leadership with progressively responsible position within the automotive industry or commercial vehicle industry is required.
  • Knowledge of ISO17025 is strongly preferred.
  • Capability to lead technical activities and guide by the example will be highly regarded.
  • Experience on laboratory process improvements is strongly preferred.
  • 8D process experience and demonstrated implementation of PCA solutions will be highly regarded.
  • Six Sigma experience is strongly preferred.
  • Project coordination experience is strongly preferred.

Education:

  • B.S. in Engineering is required.
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering (BSME or BSMET) is preferred.
  • M.S. in Engineering is a plus.                                                                                                                                  

 

 

Position Requirements: 

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- Telework policy
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan

 

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