PDS Tech Inc Vehicle Systems Test Engineer in Benson, Minnesota

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Vehicle Systems Test Engineer in Benson, MN.

Job Description:

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..

  • Support the development of design validation plans (DVP) for entire vehicle mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, and 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.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Agricultural, Mechanical, or Electrical).

  • Experience in a lab environment with data acquisition systems and test instrumentation.

  • Somat (Edaq), PLC, Vector CANalyzer, and CSM experience

  • The ability to execute tasks with minimal supervision and quickly learn new tools and techniques is required

  • Mechanical background, able to drive test vehicles (valid driver’s license)

  • Good communication (oral and written) and teamwork skills.

  • Good computer skills. The candidate should be experienced personal computers and MS Office products

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Operational experience with agricultural and construction equipment is desired

  • Farm, construction, or mechanical background.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.