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PDS Tech Inc Validation Technician in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

PDS Tech Inc., is seeking a Validation Technician in Troy, MI.


Maintain, update laboratory equipment to insure continuous operation of client’s laboratory testing. Assist / Perform laboratory tests, including set-up, monitoring, measurement, data collection and reporting under guidance of lab Engineers in a test laboratory.


Laboratory maintenance and updates

● Organize the calibration of the Environment lab equipment.

● Standardize the Test Bench set-up to facilitate usage and improve maintenance.

● Create a controlled database for all the test benches, including BOM, Software rev level.

● Work with Methods & Tools (M&T) team to develop test environment solutions to enable Design & Process Validation (DV/PV)

● Contribute to the improvement of the laboratory’s tools such as: Instruction sheets, logs, development and validation tools, process automation.

● Minimize test cycle times.

● Input to work instructions for test houses to enable efficient transfer of test equipment

● Support building and implementation of robust and efficient automated test benches

Laboratory testing

● Realize the test (electrical, mechanical, environmental, reliability) in the standard time and in line with the instruction sheet (test specification)

● In case of difficulty, try to solve it by him/or herself or with support if needed (team leader, validation dept manager, validation engineer, project team member…). Apply the QRQC methodology

● Input into writing of the test report taking into account the real test conditions, use pictures for more comprehension.

● Contribute to product problems solving, support 5W2H / PDCA.

● Police parts logistics and correct archive the parts after test (bags, labels, boxes, pallets).

● Coordinate planning for the planned testing and allocated resources (chambers, tools, benches,…).

● Coordinate the specific tools needed for the validation (test specification and follow-up) whenever they are done inside client’s or external to them.

● Carry out all work to comply with Quality Management System and Validation Engineering Processes e.g. ASPICE, ISO/IATF16949.

● Execution of testing using lab equipment (using thermal chambers, IPx) as per test specification.

● Safety focussed and dedicated to maintaining high quality standards.

● Report testing status to the val engineer responsible on a regular basis (QRQC, 5mm…)

● Contribute to test reports, peer-reviews of data and follow up

● Participate in lessons learned across the various projects

● Coordinate logistics of test racks from & to client’s laboratory and other laboratories worldwide.

● Track all equipment sent off site ie Tracking number to be kept on file


  • Must have an Associate Technological Sciences or equivalent education and solid automotive testing experience.

  • Min 5 years experience and knowledge of test & validation methods in the automotive industry Knowledge of automotive electronics systems Proficient with MS Office / Google Suite. Desirable: - Basic knowledge in National Instruments LabVIEW and TestStand software - Certified LabVIEW - Basic knowledge instrumentation interfacing over PXI, PCI, USB, RS232 & GPIB

  • Basic knowledge in hardware and peripherals - Ability to read, analyse and interpret complex documents /schematics.

  • Basic knowledge of automotive electronics systems - Validation experience with knowledge of test & validation methods

  • Basic knowledge of accelerated life testing

  • Basic knowledge of IATF 16949

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.