Test Engineer

Full Time
Rochester Hills, MI
Posted Today
Job description

Are you inspired by challenging the status quo? Do you thrive in collaborative environments that drive results? If so, Gates could be for you.

Gates is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission and automotive component solutions. We push the boundaries of material science to engineer solutions that continually exceed customer expectations.

Let's simplify it, think belts and hoses. Found in motorcycles, conveyor belts, tractors, blenders, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, & 3D printers just to name a few. Because why not do it all?


As an innovation leader, we look for ambitious, forward-thinking, open-minded, and well-rounded individuals to join our global team. Located in our Rochester Hills office, you will provide Automotive product validation engineering services to develop Gates electric water pumps and electric motor products.

  • This is an exciting opportunity because you will work with the test lab and the development team to validate electric water pumps (EWP) from concept to production.
  • In this role, you will be responsible for directing testing and providing customer support.
  • This position will report to the Product Engineering Manager - Electric Water Pumps.
  • You will work with Application and Development Engineers to define the Design Validation Plan & Report (DVP&R) to the customer or internal specifications and is responsible for maintaining and updating.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage testing and test equipment open issues.
  • Highlight key testing/development issues to the manager weekly and will work with the team to resolve these issues.
  • Define and manage test procedures for the electrical water pump and electric motors and related components.
  • Work with the team to support DFMEA development.
  • Define EWP testing based on customer specifications and requirements.
  • Guide test technicians to perform product validation (DV/PV) and development testing.
  • Write thorough and comprehensive test reports and maintain an electronic filing system.
  • Manage product validation process for EWPs.
  • Manage new test equipment definition and be involved in the specification, purchase, and installation of the equipment.

(travel, working conditions unusual work schedules):

  • Travel is dictated by business conditions but usually will be calling on suppliers, OEM engineers, prospects, or working with customer personnel approximately 10% of the time. Must be able to perform physical elements associated with the job, including inspecting our product in difficult locations, such as OEM labs, model shops, or test sites as required to properly understand and service our OEM customers.


  • Engineering degree from an ABET-accredited university.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in product testing.
  • Willing to learn the product from the testing perspective leading to development opportunities.
  • Excited to work in the office with great teammates.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

  • Full-Time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and other voluntary benefit options: benefits begin on the first day of the month immediately following your date of hire
  • Eligible for 3 weeks of paid vacation + 11 holidays (9 scheduled & 2 floating) + 8 sick days. All vacation days are accrued
  • 401(k): 3% company contribution and additional 3% company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Learn more about the benefits we provide at www.gateshealth.com


Founded in 1911 in Denver, Colorado, Gates is publicly traded on the NYSE. While we might operate in a vast amount of time zones we operate as 'One Gates' and have a common goal of pushing the boundaries of materials science. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers' diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow.

While we expect the best, we also want to give you the best. That's why at Gates we provide an environment where people can succeed from our policy of 'Dress for your Day' (yes - that means you can wear jeans), health club reimbursement, to your ownership of your work/life balance and more. Visit www.gates.com/careers to learn more.


At Gates, we believe that we are better together. Proximity has been important to our success over the years as there are critical items that are simply better when done together. One of those critical items is efficient collaboration. We cannot underestimate the power of informal conversations and connecting face-to-face with our coworkers.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands and fingers to work with objects, tools, or controls; and use office equipment including computers, telephones, and/or copiers/scanners. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Gates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other consideration defined by law.

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. All offers of employment for this position will be contingent upon the successful applicant providing proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in Colorado, Gates is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. This compensation range is specific to the State of Colorado and takes into account various factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to candidate's relevant experience, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.



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