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Validation Manager

Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Job ID : J000639605

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At Aptiv, we know that the only clear path forward for the software-defined vehicles of the future is through smarter, more flexible factories, supported by a more dynamic logistics network. Join our Manufacturing team and help us drive lean and continuous improvement practices.

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“Why do I work at Aptiv? For me, it’s simple. No other company allows you to be part of the entire core process, from quotation to business phase-out. This is the biggest advantage of working at Aptiv. Challenges come often, but they help you gain experience and grow.”

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Job Description

Engineering Lab Validation Manager

The position requires a leader who can manage priorities, distribute resources across a portfolio of short/mid/long-term projects in the Validation Lab, and has experience working with different engineering teams. In this role also will be responsible for the mechanical crimping tool design and crimp tool assembly areas.

This position will ensure the correct execution of crimping tool design, validation tests, product technical analysis and product audits managing laboratory and Engineering staff.

Position Summary

Strong personnel coordination (engineers and technician levels), responsible for laboratory budget management: Capital and operational expenses management. Strong knowledge on product validation testing procedures and automotive industry standards. Strong experience with ISO 17025, ISO 14001 & IATF 16949. Advanced English & Spanish communication (written & verbal). Experienced in Test equipment Calibration/Maintenance coordination. Solid experience in meeting product validation testing schedules. Solid technical knowledge in: Environmental testing (high/low temperature test cycles & humidity), electrical and mechanical product testing. Product testing data analysis. Effective interaction and engagement with test equipment manufacturers, product engineering areas, validation engineering and outsourced testing suppliers. Effective planning, tasks assignments, lab orders management, reports review and follow-up skills.

Support to Engineering and Quality teams in Warranty Issues reported, providing guidance in problem solving strategies and support with analytic data analysis.

Your Role

Communication / Network

  • Validation Test request process, review and analysis.

  • Analyze customer specification with the Quality, Product Engineering and Validation Engineering teams

  • Define strategic for new crimp tools requirements – External/Internal designs


  • Review customer Validation Requirements and Test Plan.

  • Development of Validation Test Plan, Test specification, Timing plan.

  • Certify Crimp Tool designs and Crimp applicators assembly for new projects – release in all Operations Plants


  • Manage the planning inside the Environmental laboratory and allocate resources (technicians, tools, benches)

  • Responsible for obtaining the specific tools needed for the validation (need specification and follow-up) and deliver to all division plants crimp tools as required

  • Manage the cost of the validation activities and crimp tools cost

Validation Execution

  • Carry out all work to comply with Quality Management System and Validation Engineering Processes e.g. Automotive USCAR 21

  • Participate in Failure analysis of Validation issues with support from internal & external customer/report on actions until Failure Analysis is closed.

  • Reporting & presenting Validation Timing plans.

  • Customer interaction, meeting preparations and lab visit support

  • Final Customer Report generation

Your Background

  • A relevant Technical Engineering Degree e.g., Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering or related field

  • Min 8 years test engineering manager experience

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents /schematics.

  • Knowledge of automotive wiring engineering standards: USCAR 21, USCAR 2, USCAR 38

  • Validation experience with knowledge of test & validation methods

  • Experience in Mechanical Crimp Design and Crimp Processes

  • Experience in ultrasonic welding process for automotive wiring applications

  • Strong background in problem solving analysis

Aptiv Rewards & Advantages

  • Competitive compensation package including; Bonus Potential, Healthcare, Pension & TaxSaver schemes.

  • Learning, professional growth and development in a world recognized international environment.

  • Access to internal & external training, coaching & certifications.

  • Recognition for innovation and excellence.

  • Opportunities to give back to the community.

  • Meaningful work that makes a difference in the world

Some see differences. We see perspectives that make us stronger.

Diversity and Inclusion are sources of innovation and creativity, both of which are essential to Aptiv’s success. Everyday our diverse team comes together, drives innovation, pursues solutions, and meets challenges using their unique abilities, perspectives and talents, changing what tomorrow brings. When you join our team, you’ll get encouraged to think boldly, express your viewpoint and innovate as a matter of habit.

Some See Technology. We See a Way to Make Connections.

At Aptiv, we don’t just see the world differently; we work to change reality. That means developing technology that rewrites the rules of what’s possible in the pursuit of making transportation safer, greener and more connected. Today there are more than 180,000 of us globally, located in 44 countries, and united by one mission. Join the movement and together, let’s change tomorrow.

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