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Reliability Validation Engineer

Company: Blackhornvc
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Title: Reliability Validation Engineer
Location: Redwood City, California
Job Classification: Full Time
At Dexterity, we believe robots can positively transform the world. Our breakthrough technology frees people to do the creative, inspiring, problem-solving jobs that humans do best by enabling robots to handle repetitive and physically difficult work.
We are starting with warehouse automation, where the need for smarter, more resilient supply chains impacts millions of lives and businesses around the world. Dexterity's full-stack robotics systems pick, move, pack, and collaborate with human-like skill, awareness, and learning capabilities. Our systems are software-driven, hardware-agnostic, and have already picked over 15 million goods in production. And did we mention we are customer-obsessed? Every decision, large and small, is driven by one question - how can we empower our customers with robots to do more than they thought was possible?
Dexterity is one of the fastest growing companies in robotics, backed by world-class investors such as Kleiner Perkins, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Obvious Ventures. We are a diverse and multidisciplinary team with a culture built on passion, trust, and dedication. Come join Dexterity and help make intelligent robots a reality!
About the Role
We are seeking a driven, versatile hands-on Reliability Validation Engineer to help in the development and own execution of reliability test plans as well as related testing infrastructure to enable reliability growth and robust product validation for our state-of-the-art robotic systems, across a broad range of customer use cases and mission profiles. The position will work directly for the leader of Dexterity's reliability validation engineering within the company's hardware organization.

  • Manage supplier reliability and product validation testing of OEMs components.
  • Manage test and burn-in programs at CMs on modules and systems.
  • Develop and maintain validation test fixtures for components and sub-systems analysis both in-house and at 3rd party labs.
  • Leverage lab, test stands, sensors, instrumentation, and personnel for reliability validation testing.
  • Creating scripts to automate reliability test setup, data acquisition, and analysis.

    Develop and own the test hardware and software systems required to execute performance and reliability validation within fast development schedules efficiently.
    Analyze data, calculate statistics, and carefully document test results to support product development, reliability growth, and regulatory certification submissions and audits as needed.
    Perform failure analysis to assist in identifying the root cause and help develop process/design mitigations by collaborating with engineering teams to rapidly implement corrective actions and resume test programs.
    Collaborate with external labs to define, execute, and troubleshoot environmental and other reliability tests.
    Perform reliability modeling, analysis, and predictions - Hands-on experience with Reliasoft, Windchill/PTC Relex. Weibul++, JMP
    Develop reliability test fixture development, procurement, qualification, and execution reliability testing.
    Act as one of the primary liaison between Reliability hardware engineering and other departments fostering effective communication and problem-solving thinking.
    Work with overseas suppliers and partners to execute comprehensive test strategies beginning in early prototyping stages through volume production, enabling the earliest possible discovery of failure modes for electro-mechanical autonomous systems.

  • 10+ years of experience in STEM with at least 3 years of hands-on reliability engineering tools, methods, and processes.
  • Understanding of Design for Reliability principles and Physics-of-Failure concepts to invent accelerated tests to identify and mitigate risks and validate design reliability during product development.
  • Hands-on experience with Reliasoft, Windchill/PTC Relex. Weibul++, JMP.
  • Coding or scripting capabilities for test automation and data collection purposes.
  • Experience with Reliability Growth Models and FMECA for verification and validation testing will be highly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once including running activities remotely at supplier sites overseas.
  • Ability to complete tests and resolve problems in an unattended manner.

    Base pay is one element of our Total Rewards package which may also include comprehensive benefits and equity etc., depending on eligibility. The annual base salary range for this position is from $145,000 to $190,000. The actual base pay offered will be determined on factors such as years of relevant experience, skills, education etc. Decisions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
    Equal Opportunity Employer
    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Keywords: Blackhornvc, Redwood City , Reliability Validation Engineer, Engineering , Redwood City, California

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