Quality Control Vehicle Test and Commissioning Technician III

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United States of America
Camarillo, California
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Job Purpose

As a Quality Control Vehicle Test Technician III, you will work cross-functionally to develop and carry out test procedures and provide technical expertise to project team members and less experienced personnel. You will be responsible for determining the best process to ensure test integrity, meet deadlines, manage resources, balance risk, and communicate effectively. The potential candidate will be responsible for troubleshooting of equipment and operating portable test equipment, testing devices and special tools towards execution of support activities. You will help influence and improve future and current products and processes. The Vehicle Test Technician will work closely with engineering to coordinate and plan test logistics and execution.

Education Level:

  • Two-year certification from college or technical school; or 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Job Experience:

  • Minimum 5+ years of heavy equipment experience or equivalent experience

  • 2+ years experience in electro-mechanical harness & assembly builds that adhered to IPC &/or SAE

  • Assembly experience in the heavy equipment industry

  • Electric or hybrid vehicle experience

  • Strong aptitude to troubleshoot electromechanical systems with embedded software

  • Solid hand-on experience on electro-mechanical systems

Skills/Special Training Required to Effectively Perform the Job:

  • Familiar with reading wiring diagrams and other engineering documentation

  • Proficient use and familiarity with precision tools and instruments (Multimeters, torque wrenches, Calipers, diagnostic software, etc.)

  • Battery maintenance and management experience

  • Performed various precision assembly and test operations on hydraulic, pneumatic, and electromechanical valves, actuators and systems

  • Prototype development experience

  • Familiar with CAN signal standards

  • Experience using EPICOR is a plus

  • Performance driving experience

  • History of performing quality investigations and Root Cause Analysis

  • Development of accurate, detailed, and comprehensive test procedures


  • Review failures & provide corrective actions during Commissioning & Startup.

  • Develop and execute commissioning test plans, including resourcing, logistics, equipment, and scheduling.

  • Provide local/remote technical support for troubleshooting during commissioning as needed.

  • Ownership of administrative responsibilities including, service reports, issue logging/tracking, job safety analysis, and quality compliance.

  • Proactively identify project design, quality, or operational limitation discrepancies which conflict with design intent or owner requirement.

  • Oversee functional testing procedures, in order to verify that system operations meet complete design intent and owner requirements.

  • Work with test, hardware, electrical, and software engineers to execute test plans

  • Maintain focus on test goals during execution and collaborate with Sr. Test Engineer to ensure safe, efficient and accurate testing.

  • Coordinate and arrange logistical details involving location, tools, and resources to ensure a successful test.

  • Record and report the incidents of electromechanical equipment/subsystem failures and perform preliminary troubleshooting; contact engineering for solution if necessary.

  • Report any damage or shortage of parts/tools to the logistic department in order to request replacement part or order spares and/or consumables, tools etc

  • Identify and replace defective components

  • Perform routine assembly and test of assemblies, groups and units

  • Diagnosing 12-24 volt electrical systems and computer sensors and controllers

  • Electrical Panels

  • Follow technical procedures and perform hands-on qualification and engineering testing to ensure product compliance (for electrical, mechanical, and environmental)

  • Takes responsibility for safety in the immediate work area. Notifies supervisor of all observed hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices. May provide recommendations on maintaining the safety of the work environment

  • Inspects the acceptability of purchased and manufactured materials by thorough examination(visual/mechanical) according to material specifications (engineering drawings) and using the appropriate inspection tools and inspection methodology (GD&T Principles)

  • Push resolving key quality issues and continuous process improvement

  • Review / audit supplier’s manufacturing processes and quality systems

  • Determine cause of supplier quality problems and coordinate/implement effective and timely resolutions

  • Escalates NCRs or other quality issues as needed

  • Maintain required documentation and files

  • Discuss part critical characteristics and required process controls

  • Communicate urgent issues to Leadership

  • Assist in root cause analysis activities as required

  • Performs other tasks in the department, such as material handling, organizing the inspection queue area, providing technical support to peers as needed, performing source inspection at the supplier’s site, etc.

  • Acts as Sandvik representative when performing inspection at the Supplier Site (Source Inspection). This person is expected to perform this duty according to Sandvik’s professional conduct

  • Final inspection for manufactured assemblies and/or modules

  • In process inspection for electronic parts, electrical assemblies. Inspection of electro-mechanical assemblies, printed circuit board assemblies and cable & harness assemblies.

  • Perform the test inspection that covers all prototype and products that company produces (Vehicles, Batteries, Chargers, etc)

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

Job Requirements:

  • Team player who thrives in a collaborative environment based on transparency and respect

  • Independently driven; able to learn about complex hardware systems quickly

  • Logical, data driven, thinker who is detail focused and driven to do the right thing

  • Flexibility and responsiveness to urgent requests and changing deadlines

  • Strong communication skills to effectively coordinate and drive internal and external resources to achieve test goals

  • Must be able to operate and drive Heavy Duty Machinery within test site

  • Able to work off-shifts and available for overtime and weekends if needed

  • Able to wear appropriate PPE for mechanical testing and machine shop environment

  • Able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs. unassisted. Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position

  • Ability to document and report any issues discovered during testing or while performing vehicle inspections and report to engineers directly

Careers with Sandvik:

Sandvik offers a career opportunity with an international company that develops and creates cutting edge electric and hybrid technology. You will be part of a fast-growing establishment of highly motivated people who have a strong will to succeed. With us, you have substantial opportunities for personal development, and will be working with highly skilled colleagues. Sandvik provides a competitive compensation and benefit package, including 401(k), Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans and 11 paid holidays.

EEO Statement

Sandvik is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Any applicant who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing an application or at any time during the application process should contact Human Resources at hrsolutions.us@sandvik.com. Sandvik also provides reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities consistent with its obligations under the law.

Deadline: Not set
Job-ID: R0051484

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