Direct position

$65,000 - $110,000

potential sign-on bonus, benefits


My client is a large, international, predictably stable, tier-1 automotive supplier known world-wide as the leader in their cutting-edge products. They continue to set a higher bar in their technology by consistently patenting clever innovations. In support of these new technologies, my client has opened a new Mechatronics Department and is looking to staff up!

Adding talented professionals for their current growth-oriented positions is my job. My agency is searching for experienced Validation Engineers and Research and Development Engineers with a STRONG focus in Mechatronics.

To Research, Design, Validate, and Produce my client’s products, my candidates must have a very diverse set of skills: Engineering disciplines including but not limited to Electrical and Electronics, Thermal, Optics, Materials, Mechanics, and hands-on Test Equipment. Furthermore, great people for these openings will be family-first, open, communicative, Team Players, and have the adaptive, creative and innovative mindset to “MacGyver” their way through a problem when the opportunity requires it.

These roles are going to be fantastic for me to fill and you to work. I’ve known the Director of the group for years. Great person. Great mentor.


  • Ownership of the validation and testing of mechatronic products

  • DUT (Device Under Test) monitoring and documentation throughout testing cycles

  • Expertly observe, document, troubleshoot, and report test failures

  • Create and store test reports into appropriate Company and customer databases

  • Ensure test equipment is maintained and accurate

  • Identify and design test methodologies, equipment and systems including outsourcing of tests when required

  • Root cause test failures by driving the failure analysis

  • Alignment of customer testing requirements with internal goals and objectives regarding cost, timing and quality

  • Execution of specified tests with appropriate test equipment and technicians

  • Ensuring safe and functional products are released to production through the proper validation process


(more than 3 years of experience)

  • Automotive industry (tier-1 supplier, OEM or equipment manufacturer)

  • Systems integration of electronics and mechanical components… mechatronics or electromechanical systems in a product development role

  • Working directly with automotive OE engineers

  • Troubleshooting/debugging failed components and systems

  • Developing and negotiating DVP&R tests with customer

  • Specify test equipment to ensure all requirements are tested/validated precisely

  • Purchase/build test equipment


Must have skills:

  • Basic capability in programming or coding

  • Intermediate to expert capability in MS Office especially Excel

  • Intermediate capability in technical report writing

  • Intermediate capability in data analysis and graphical representation of data

  • Intermediate to advanced capability in basic test equipment such as digital multimeter, climate chambers and data acquisition equipment

  • Basic experience with vehicle network protocols such as CAN and LIN

  • Basic understanding of embedded microcontrollers

  • Understanding of package and handling norms for electronic modules such as ESD safety

  • Intermediate project management skills (i.e., timing, planning, budgeting, etc.)

Hopefully has skills:

  • Experience with OEM product development systems

  • Programming or coding LabVIEW, Vector tools, Vehicle Spy

  • Experience with Airbag, Seat Belt, Steering Wheels, capacitive sensing and/or in-vehicle electric heating

  • MATLAB / Mathcad

  • Optics

  • Cradle to grave product development experience


  • Analytical and curious

  • Tenacious to accomplish goals while being adaptable

  • Team player

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and driving to improve processes

  • Hands-on, get your hands dirty type of person


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline (Mechatronics – Electronics preferred, if Mechanical must have heavy mechatronics/electronics experience)


Power Seats - Steering Wheels - Air Bags - Power Latches - Power Window Regulators - HVAC Systems - Sunroofs - Power Convertible Tops - Robotics - Powertrain - Machinery - Transmission - Gear boxes - Electric Pumps - Electric Motors - ECUs - PCUs - Automotive Lighting - ADAS - Vision Systems - Lidar - Radar - CAN - LIN - Ethernet - Cargo Doors - Landing Gear - Power Lift Gate - Power Sliding Door - Door Modules - Power Closures - Power Seat Adjuster - Window Regulators - Complete Seats - Motors - Power Recliners - Power Latches - Transmission Components - Locking cylinders - Forward Lighting - Instrument Panels - Adjustable Pedals - Convertible Systems - Parking Brakes - Wipers - Power Mirrors - Power Chassis Systems

PLEASE NOTE! If you want your resume to be viewed more quickly, please place the words "resume-power systems" (if you have power sliding door / lift gate experience) or "resume-mechatronics" (if you have general mechatronics experience) or "resume-seats" (if you have seating experience, etc.) in your subject line.

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