Validation Engineer


Website Engineering

Reference Code: 4991

Title: Validation Engineer 

Location: Detroit, MI 48243

Duration: 26 Weeks With possibility of extension

Type: Contract

Shift: 1st


  • This Post-Production Licensed Parts Engineer (PPLPE) will review licensed parts and collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure that such licensed parts are acceptable for our customers.
  • Provide input on review criteria to accept eCommerce parts
  • Investigate and confirm part data
  • Review and analyze design and engineering deviations compared to original parts.
  • Maintain communications, build relationships, and represent Engineering with internal teams and external licensees
  • Provide input regarding eCommerce part availability


Specific Responsibilities of this Position:


  • Optimize a dedicated engineering resource to evaluate the potential GM Restoration parts arriving to the attention of the licensing manager.
  • Continued engineering evaluation of proposed licensee parts against the GM OE design.
  • In the case of aftermarket parts, evaluate its ability to best represent the would-be GM design expectations.
  • Increased communication with existing and new prospective licensee’s concerning design intent and product manufacturing per post-evaluations in advance of the license manager proceeding with license agreement.
  • Support e-commerce initiatives.
  • Take a proactive approach to identifying restoration suppliers of components GM deems necessary and currently trending within the restoration market.
  • Maintain appropriate Business/Non-business records and files.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Automotive Technology or equivalent experience.
  • High level of oral and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of engineering theory/principles and operation of mechanical mechanisms.
  • High level of detail ability to identify the smallest difference in detail amongst a collection of parts.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others.
  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related areas.
  • Knowledge of GM’s engineering related computer software and proficient with Microsoft Office software.
  • Working knowledge of automotive design and service practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of vehicle variants based on RPO code.


  • Existing knowledge of classic/legacy GM vehicles and what makes them unique.
  • Understanding of OE design parts and how they might differ from inferior aftermarket reproductions which would not properly represent the GM Restoration Parts branding.
  • Automotive service experience at the wholesale or retail level.
  • Automotive Systems Knowledge & Manufacturing Knowledge.
  • Create Math/Drawings/Prints/Specifications/GD&T.
  • Computer skills including use of Engineering tools.
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems & Tools.

Preferred Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8-5 with lunch



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