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Test Lab Engineer - I

Date: Jul 28, 2022

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are 

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.  


Our Opportunity 

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for a Test Lab Engineer - I to join our team. The ideal candidate will be the technical support and communication link between the Quality Lab Dept. and the New Product Launch Teams. They will coordinate and ensure all requirements for Performance testing are in place, tracked, and meeting New Launch program milestone timing. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities 

  • Performs the Engineering lead role to coordinate the testing of lighting products in accordance with established company, customer, industry, and regulatory standards and specifications. 
  • Ensure all necessary lamp specific testing information and test equipment/ test stands is provided to Quality Labs in order for lab personnel to efficiently complete requested testing in a timely manner. 
  • Establishes regular meetings with new launch teams and serves as the main contact for communication with program teams for Koito design projects that will require DV testing and PV testing. 
  • Attends new launch Design Reviews through all stages of new product development to obtain and understand new program timing, Lamp Design details, and Performance Test Spec. Requirements. 
  • Communicates Qty. of required test parts to the New launch team, tracks the build of those test parts, confirms accuracy of the test parts, and finally submits the test parts to the lab with required Work Orders. 
  • Ensures test completion timing adherence to new project plan and schedule by attending New Launch team meetings, generating follow-up documents, managing open issues, and soliciting management support as needed in overcoming problems. 


Your Background 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline plus 1 – 2 years of experience in new product development and launches OR
  • Associate’s degree in related discipline plus 3 - 5 years of working experience within an automotive test lab that focuses on new product development and launch. 


Experience in exterior automotive lighting is preferred. 

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement 

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 9836

Location: Paris Plant 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur