Jacobs Signoff Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan

Signoff Engineer


The Signoff Engineer is responsible for validating electrical subsystems and determination of compliance to applicable specifications. The Signoff Engineer must plan and manage the workload by determining the priority of the tests, the vehicle complexity required, the time needed to complete the tests, and the availability of other resources. Validation is performed on engineering breadboards at subsystem, system and vehicle level on all vehicle programs and must complete by engineering signoff milestones. The Engineer also provides test support to the functional Design & Release (D&R) team.

  • Signoff Engineer completes breadboard and vehicle validation at the engineering completion milestones.

  • Manage Electrical Sub-System validation testing, root cause analysis of issues identified, and interacts with respective functional D&R engineers to drive issues to closure.

  • Work with CAN network, data logging, and software flash and configuration tools (DET, PTDIAG)

  • Coordination of logistics including breadboard, vehicle and parts planning

Position Description / Responsibilities:

  • Performs electrical system validation on breadboards and vehicle, and delivers on-time and high quality verification of subsystems at required program milestones.

  • Responsible for Pass / Fail determination of tests and compliance to acceptance criteria, and performs root cause analysis if there is a failure.

  • Understand complexity and vehicle configurations needed for validation and time required to complete validation testing on breadboard.

  • Manage program engineering signoff breadboards, including bill of materials, parts, delivery, updates and users.

  • Creates test reports and evidence. Documents test results in online test database.

  • Performs test development and process efficiency improvement.

  • Creates or modifies and updates test procedures to increase testing efficiency and robustness.

  • Trains test technicians on how to perform validation testing.

  • Electrical system debugging / diagnosing (DET, PTDIAG etc) as needed on breadboard and vehicle.


  • BS in Engineering (prefer computer/mechanical/electrical engineering or computer science) from an accredited university AND one (1) year of related engineering experience OR an MS in Engineering (prefer computer/mechanical/electrical engineering or computer science) from an accredited university

  • Experience in Tier 1 / OEM electrical systems, Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering (EESE) or Vehicle Testing.

  • Experienced in Electronic Module Flashing, configuration, validation and testing

  • Experienced with electrical system breadboard process, troubleshoot and testing

  • Experience in the use of CAN (Controller Area Network) messaging and VECTOR CANALYZER test tools.

  • Experience in automotive electrical systems testing, failure analysis, and root cause identification. Understands automotive electrical schematics and wire harness drawings.

  • Knowledge of Automotive Electrical and Electronics Systems and Architectures.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills

  • Self-directed, highly motivated, self-starter and skilled individual with strong demonstrated leadership and technical problem solving skills.


Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Lifting: Up to 50 lbs, 25%

  • Climbing: NA

  • Crawling: NA

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Slip resistant hardened toe shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection in designated areas, 100%

  • Unusual physical requirements: Sitting (75%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%)

  • High noise level: Exposure to high noise areas possible in test facility, 25%

  • Other: NA

Description of Work Environment (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Inside, office environment, test lab, 100%

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: NA

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Exposure to test equipment, 25%

  • Travel/transportation requirements: May require occasional local travel, 25%

  • Other: NA

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, 100%

  • Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: NA

  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: Occasional use of hand tools, 25%

  • Other: NA

Criticality of Attendance (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with possible shifts over the weekends to support sign offs 100%

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Day shift

  • Necessity for regular attendance: Critical, 100%

  • Urgency for punctuality: Critical, 100%

  • Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday-Friday. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary. Must have flexibility of work days to cover weekend testing requirements.

Other Essential Functions (List other essential functions here.)

Must complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, health performance evaluation, and background check.

Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to self or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Dependable personal transportation to work site is required.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Michigan-Dearborn

Req ID: PFO000172