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Test Engineer - Failure Analysis Engineering (FAE)



We are currently building our in-house Reliability Lab staff and are looking for a talented (FAE) Test Engineer to join our team. If you are looking for a way to accelerate your career and be part of a great company, this may be the opportunity for you.

In this role you will have the opportunity to perform root cause analysis of problems within electrical components and evaluations of Molex products.

What You Will Do In This Role:

  • Create failure analysis plans to evaluate problems and failure causes on terminals, connectors, and module level products under exposure to electrical, mechanical, and environmental conditions.
  • Manage successful execution of analysis plans by developing evaluation schedules in collaboration with lab supervisors and ensuring knowledge transfer of requirements and methods to test technicians. Maintain awareness and communication of failure analysis status to lab and product engineering customers.
  • Complete product evaluation and root cause analysis using collected results. Utilizing standard departmental procedures, develops and modifies Best Practices to establish performance and reliability of the products being evaluated.
  • Prepare reports documenting the sample preparation, evaluation and analysis methods, equipment, and conditions.
  • Develop, modify, and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (Best Practices) to ensure repeatable and reproducible evaluation methods/results.
  • Create and conduct root cause/corrective action plans in conjunction with lab and product engineering.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management.

What You Will Bring:


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, electronics or mechanical engineering
  • 3+ years’ experience in a laboratory environment.
  • Solid understanding and familiarity with vehicle electrical systems and connectivity.
  • Familiarity with Automotive Products Validation Process and Terms.
  • Basic Electrical schematic comprehension and development.
  • Knowledge of PC based statistical analysis software.

What Puts You Ahead:

  • 3 or more years’ experience in automotive industry validation laboratory environment.
  • Familiarity with GMW3191, USCAR2 and corresponding European specifications. 
  • Knowledge of PC based statistical analysis software.

    Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

    At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

    Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
    Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
    This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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