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Validation Engineer

Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Breganze, IT

Company: AGCO

Position Title:   Validation Engineer


Job Summary:  

The focus of the following position is to provide support into Prototype & Lab Department as Validation Engineer for Local and Global projects of Combine Harvester products, including all systems and sub-systems. As key-activity he/she will manage and conduct the requested tests under his responsibility, i.e. system and sub-system instrumentation; data acquisition and post-processing; duty cycle creation for existing or new test benches; test bench design, setup and operation; activities tracking etc.
The Validation Engineer will also be responsible of developing and publishing reports based on the results acquired during the performed tests and/or after data analysis; participate in multi-functional product development groups in order to plan the activities and assure the adequate support for the Local and Global projects.
Effective participation and contribution to groups responsible for the elaboration and alignment of procedures and standards that add value to products.
Proactive contribution to Lab's  competences growth with innovative ideas and new technologies introduction.


What You Will Do: 
- Prepare systems and sub-systems for data collection in field or lab environment
- Reporting of test progress and events within AGCO reporting tools.
- Planning and tracking lab test activities to reach the targets for all tests under his accountability.
- Root cause analysis of problems and events during or after testing phase
- Create technical reports based on the results of tests under his accountability.
- Post process data to generate duty cycles to validate system and sub-system in lab environment and/or virtual environment
- Create test procedures in order to ensure the repeatability & reproducibility in lab environment
- Conduct meetings with the product design team to determine product testing parameters, test methods and acceptance criteria.
- Design and/or coordinate designers for new benches or equipment needed for specific tests
- Follow up manufacturing and installation of benches or equipment to ensure proper testing conditions 
- Maintain instruments and equipment in terms of functionality and calibration
- Contribute to the optimization of current Lab test equipment and procedures.
- Create and maintain effective relationships with key suppliers of materials and equipment
- Generate and implement ideas for new investments on benches, equipment or machinery needed in the Lab


What You Will Bring: 
- Master/Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or relevant field.
- Previous work experience as a Test Engineer.
- Knowledge on sensors and data acquisition equipment.
- Familiarity with testing & post-processing software tools.
- Extensive knowledge of engineering and testing procedures.
- Fluent English linguistic skills


Specific or additional degree or certification required: Following skills complete the profile (even not certified):
- Knowledge and deeper practice on strain gauges
- Knowledge of any CAD 3D design tool (Creo Parametric strictly recommended)
- Knowledge of mechanical and hydraulic test benches design
- Deeper knowledge of Fatigue and Durability software (nCode strictly recommended)


Years of Business Experience Required:
-2 /5


Who You Are:
- Early failures during the validation tests
- Investigate and provide support to define the fail root cause
- Identifying potential issues related to test setup (loads, design, etc.)

- Good problem-solving skills.
- Ability to manage projects.


- Test accuracy and lead time
- Report accuracy and lead time
- Effective and reliable deliverables within the projected time line




AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural engineering with a portfolio of exciting international brands which deliver solutions to farmers in 140 countries through a full line offer from tractors and combine harvesters to protein production systems and smart farming software solutions – to an environment where the future is happening now. Join us as we bring agriculture into the future.

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