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Automation Engineer - PSP - JP4323 (1230489)

Windsor, Ontario
North America Battery Test Lab is seeking an Automation Engineer to develop test scripts to execute various development and validation tests for EV battery packs. The successful candidate has an opportunity to contribute to a world-class battery lab from the launch stage all the way to the full operation. 

Initially the role will be focused on training, documentation and launch of the lab; will be required to complete all needed training and follow all lab safety processes and procedures. 
The Automation Engineer will be responsible developing and validating initial test scripts with assistance from equipment supplier and inputs from Company internal stakeholders. The candidate will work with battery pack test engineers on the commissioning of the new battery lab.

After the launch of the lab, the role responsibilities would shift to a software support role and involve the creation and maintenance of all testing scripts. The Automation Engineer will ensure all test scripts meet safety requirements and functional requirements from requestors and test procedures. The successful candidate will maintain an open line of communication with all test requestors to stay current with various testing needs. The role will provide support at testbeds as needed to ensure proper execution of test scripts; identify and troubleshoot issues during test process.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to,
In lab launch stage:
• Complete required training; follow safety requirements
• Proficient in test scripting, training will be provided
• Develop and validate initial test scripts with assistance from equipment supplier and inputs from Company internal stakeholders
• Ensure software and IT support needs are addressed during installation of equipment and set up of the lab
• Support the commissioning of equipment

Lab in full operation:
• Create, peer view, validate, release, and maintain test scripts
• Ensure all test scripts comply with safety requirements, and highest possible quality 
• Proactively work to resolve software and test script issues
• Support test engineers on test project meetings as needed
• Support root cause analysis and resolution of issues found during testing
• Employ common software processes and implement best practices in all test scripts
• Support on test data processing when needed
• Support initiatives to optimize lab operation efficiency and cost, by analyzing, modeling, and simulation
• Ensure all training requirements are kept up to date 
• Escalate issues to management as needed
• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, or related engineering
• Minimum 3 years of experience in scripting for testing, automation, or similar applications
• Proficient in programming languages, such as Python
• Ability to work within a group on large scale software activities 
• Knowledge of CAN communication and CAN networking
• Excellent documentation skills to write clear, concise, and accurate documents
• Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills; attention to detail
• Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
• Legally eligible to work in Canada

Preferred Requirements: 
• Master of Science in Computer Science, or related engineering
• Experience with AVL PUMA 
• Experience with engineering tools such as Vector Canalyzer, and ETAS-INCA
• Knowledge of Lithium-ion battery and characterization; Experience with battery pack testing or other relevant components/systems testing

• Stay current with new technologies in the test automation and data management field

Additional Must Haves:

Proficiency in programming in general
Experience in writing test scripts
Know about EV batteries and tests; open to learn if no previous knowledge on batteries and batteries tests 
3 years or more experience
Location:  Hybrid (ARDC, 3939 Rhodes Drive, Windsor, ON, CA), The ratio tends to be more onsite when the time comes closer to lab launch.
No Driving a Stellantis Vehicle

No Travel

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