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Test Lab Manager

Company: Bitfactory
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

STRATTEC Security Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers providing access and security systems to the automotive market. This drives us to be an innovative company with the latest technology. STRATTEC creates exciting opportunities to people who like to work in an environment that challenges them to be creative, deal with multiple customers and projects, and research the latest technology. You will help STRATTEC to be a pioneer by working closely with the largest automotive customers in the world along with the largest electronic partners. Let us know who you are! We want to know what motivates you and why you are the ideal candidate for our team. The Test Lab Manager is r esponsible for all operations of the test lab, including execution of validation programs, maintaining and sourcing test equipment, scheduling test activities and resources, and managing lab personnel. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Identify long term equipment needs of the lab considering factors such as: upcoming testing requirements, condition / life of current equipment, etc.
  • For all new equipment purchases, perform a thorough assessment of requirements and options considering factors such as: sizing calculations, vendor support, flexibility to support various applications, cost, lead-time, etc.
  • Responsible for ensuring lab equipment is properly and proactively maintained in order to support the validation requirements of our internal and external customers
  • Scheduling of equipment calibration
  • Understand and maintain current customer test standards, distribute as appropriate
  • Interpret and apply internal and customer specifications
  • Develop and maintain laboratory procedures for operating equipment and facilitating standard tests
  • Develop understanding of company products to support test activities and analysis
  • Represent lab and capabilities to customers and project teams
  • Provide feedback to the Test Equipment engineering team to support test fixture development and ensure proper operation
  • Identify and implement advances in lab test equipment and methods
  • Working role, manager will also support validation / testing activities
  • Support group activities to resolve technical issues
  • Maintain budget for lab expenses and ensure proper corporate procurement procedures are followed
  • Assist internal customers with cost and timing estimates for test activities
  • Provide regular status updates on test programs and equipment availability to supervisor as required
  • Maintain capacity planning tools to ensure equipment availability is understood and communicated
  • Ensure proper documentation and ensure industry & corporate quality standards are met
  • Collaborate with STRATTEC and VAST test labs to ensure best testing practices
  • Work with plant engineering to ensure proper equipment installation and functionality
  • Identify and work with outside testing labs to support test requirements as necessary SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Directly supervises 4-6 associates in the Test Lab, including such roles as Validation Engineer, Test Lab Technician and Test Lab Clerk. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. Required : Bachelor's degree (BS) in an engineering field of study and two to four years of test lab experience and/or training. Previous supervisory experience preferred.
    • Experience in interpreting product specifications, and developing / verifying test instructions and procedures
    • Understanding of reliability, probability theory and statistics (i.e. Reliability and Confidence levels, Distribution analysis, Weibull distribution, etc)
    • Analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills with ability to apply formal or informal root cause analysis as appropriate (i.e. Design of Experiments, 8D, 5 Phase, Is / Is Not, Five whys, Fishbone, etc.)
    • Basic knowledge in electronics; analog, digital, low-voltage power, etc.
    • Experienced with supporting quality compliance audits
    • Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to understand and explain technical concepts and challenges in a clear and objective manner
    • Must be very well organized; able to work well with a diverse cross-functional team and varying personalities / cultures
    • Experience working directly with internal and external customers
    • Mature interpersonal skills
    • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) Preferred : Master's degree (MS) in an engineering field of study and three to ten years of test lab leadership experience.
      • Automotive industry experience
      • Ability to setup and run electro-mechanical test equipment that utilizes sophisticated data acquisition systems and highly integrated systems
      • Capable of examining / interpreting complex data files (National Instruments TDMS file format) using analysis tools to understand test part performance and equipment operation
      • Experience with accessing capital equipment needs for the department, including performing thorough assessment of requirements and options considering factors such as: sizing calculations, vendor support, flexibility to support various applications, cost, lead-time, etc.
      • Know ledge of Quality Control principles and methodology STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION is an equal opportunity employer and practices affirmative action to recruit, hire, train, upgrade, transfer and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin,disability or protectedveteran status. Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.

Keywords: Bitfactory, Milwaukee , Test Lab Manager, Executive , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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