Job Description :
Job description :

The individual would be responsible for developing guidelines that include reliability V&V methods associated with DFMEA failure modes, mechanisms and stressors. The individual will coordinate with the engineering quality representatives and other technology experts (e.g., professional engineers) and test laboratory personnel to collect information on standard verification and validation methods, their effectiveness in controlling defined failure modes and mechanisms, and the effort to implement in terms of manpower and logistical support (e.g., test equipment, test fixtures, etc. Specific skillsets should include good interpersonal skills, strong analytical ability, and familiarity with cusotmer locomotive electrical/electronic components.

Details on the execution of each method (or identify an in-house reference that does the same)

The intent of each method regarding typical failure modes and mechanisms and the expected output and how it is used to reduce reliability risk

The typical level of effort required to perform each method, including test equipment, software, lab preparation, fixturing, etc. that must be planned for

The robustness of each method as described in the V&V matrix within the DFMEA template. Specifically, what is the V&V fidelity and correlation scores for each method, including rationale for each score.

Examples of completed V&V plans for existing DFMEAs for selected components and assemblies.

Identify common failure modes, mechanisms and stressors

mechanical components and assemblies (complete list is to be defined

For defined components and assemblies, identify typical V&V methods for each defined failure mode/mechanism/stressor combination.

Develop an application guide to supplement the current V&V and DFMEA templates.

Develop a companion usage guide covering the purpose of a Gold Standard V&V plan, its use and communication to the business.

Support additional engineering quality priorities.

Work with Engineering experts to identify and document existing V&V methods.

Required Skills/Certification

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

10-15 years of experience in locomotive or other mobile equipment (e.g., automotive, marine or off-highway vehicles) with emphasis in component-level design for mechanical components of the type listed in paragraph 4 herein

Experience and knowledge in component failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)

Experience in physics-based methods for reliability verification and validation

Experience in validation test development and execution for mechanical components

Five (5) years of experience in systems engineering for mechanical products

Specific design experience in diesel engines and locomotive systems

Strong drive for meeting internal and external customer requirements

Ability to work with engineering design and reliability experts effectively