Solutions Engineer - #9835125


Date: 3 days ago
City: Northville, MI
Contract type: Full time

UTAC is a market-leading international group in digital & sustainable mobility, customisable testing solutions, customisable testing systems, vehicle engineering, homologation, regulatory advice & expertise, certification, training, corporate events and classic & sportscars festivals.

The Group provides services and systems to customers in the various sectors: mobility, transport, tyre, petrochemical, agriculture and defence industries. UTAC operates test centres and laboratories in France (including the official Euro NCAP facility), the UK, USA, Finland, Morocco, and Germany; it has subsidiaries in China, Korea and Japan. UTAC employs around 1300 people across its various locations.

As a group we share a strong and clear vision to deliver safe and efficient solutions and systems to our customers. We are proud and confident in our heritage, our capabilities and our people and believe that by creating a culture where individuals feel they can make a difference and enjoy coming to work, we can deliver the best possible service to our customers.

Our core values of Expertise, Innovation and Integrity provide a clear daily guide to how we work together safely, as one team, helping each other to succeed.

Candidate would be a key contributor to our overall testing team. Working both with internal and external customers. Following one-off testing projects from start to finish. Working with test engineers to bring your work to life. You would participate in team and customer meetings to identify requirements, specification, timelines, and customer expectations. 

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Support testing group with troubleshooting and customer support
    • Work together with test engineers to diagnose customer or equipment issues
    • Resolve problems with drive systems, inverter CAN database issues, electrical systems, noise and sensor issues, etc.
    • Follow up issues with documentation of the process to support future efforts
    • Work directly with customers as assigned to get through initial start-up of advanced or critical tests
  • Quality assurance of software and new automation platforms
    • Controlled field verification of code to requirements
    • Issue replication and reporting
    • Provide feedback to software group for improved user experience
    • Assist in generating software requirement documents
  • Interface with customer engineering for developing testing applications. Responsibilities include:
    • Creating custom CAN/LIN/FlexRay protocol gateways between UTAC software platform and customer UUTs
    • Create scripts in Vector CAPL or ICS Vehicle spy to simulate vehicle environment required for testing
    • Creating new etherCAT xml’s or drivers for additional equipment to be used with UTAC’s control software
    • Interact with customers for requirement specifications.
  • Create ‘Best method’ procedures for internal and customer use, such as:
    • Profile writing; Vector setup,  tips and tricks, default examples, safety setups
    • Standardized start-up, shutdown and soft stop functions and examples
    • Create documents and also lead training sessions and customer workshops
    • Work with new test equipment and create how-to documents for them
  • Liaison between testing group and commissioning/systems/controls groups
    • Attend kick off meetings, and work with PMs on new control and automation IP
    • Train commissioning personnel using developed documentation and on-site support as needed
  • Provide on the job training of systems for customers and end users

Education and Skill Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science is preferred, or equivalent experience is required.
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in the automotive industry required.
  • LabVIEW programming experience a plus
  • Vector CANoe/CANape and/or VehicleSpy knowledge
  • Working knowledge of the automotive industry is preferred
  • Knowledge of EV drivetrains and components
  • Fluency in the English language is required.
  • Demonstrated record of driving results.
  • Strong problem solving, strategic thinking and analytical skills required.
  • Manage human and material resources to meet targets.
  • Able to relay technical information in a way your audience understands.
  • Aptitude to develop a High-Performance Team environment.
  • Consistently exhibit appropriate attendance habits, working the hours necessary to perform the job.
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office applications and the ability to become proficient any systems that we use (Concur, Kronos, etc.).
  • Flexibility to support service activity both off-site and outside of normal working hours.
  • Organize and maintain efficiency of personal work area.
  • Working knowledge of the automotive industry is preferred.
  • Knowledge of EV drivetrains and components
  • Strong time management, multi-tasking, and organization skills.
  • Able to function as part of a team, with members of varying job levels, and work cooperatively toward team goals.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle for traveling between multiple work sites as needed.
  • Give and accept instructions and tasks in a positive manner, treating all co-workers with dignity and respect.
  • Consistently adhere to, and support all UTAC policies, procedures, and safety regulations.

Physical Demands:

  • Exposure to industry accepted chemicals and noise. 
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move about the facility.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Able to lift and/or move materials as needed in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Requirements include, but are not limited to stand, walk, sit, twist, bed, life, see, speak, hear.
  • May require occasional travel (locally, nationally, internationally)

For you, as a potential UTAC team member, we believe that the international and diverse nature of our business combined with the passion, energy and friendliness of our people create a great place to work. UTAC is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, valuing inclusion and supporting our people to be themselves and at their very best.

By joining us you will gain access to a broad range of learning relevant to your role and personal development, as well as exposure to leading technologies and expertise.

Our reward and benefit programs are designed to support our people with competitive and locally tailored packages combined with support for individual health and wellbeing both inside and outside of work.

In the US this includes ;

  • Medical Insurance, dental
  • 401k
  • Recognition awards linked to our UTAC values of Expertise, Innovation and Integrity.

Learn more about UTAC and what and how we do what we do at


Candidates for positions at UTAC must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the country the role is based in. Immigration visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Note to Recruitment Agencies :

UTAC do not accept speculative applications from agencies for our open positions and any submissions made will not be accepted and no fees will be accepted or paid in respect of speculative CVs received.

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