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Sr. Dimensional Validation Engineer

Company: Karma Automotive
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


Southern California-based Karma is more than just a car company. Although we are best known as a creator of soul-stirring luxury electric vehicles, Karma has emerged as a high-tech incubator offering innovators a perfect platform to prove their emerging technologies. Every Revero is designed at our Headquarters in Irvine and created with great individual care and world-class craftsmanship at the Karma Innovation and Customization Center in Moreno Valley, CA.

The Sr. Dimensional Validation Engineer is responsible for the following: Leading the development of dimensional validation process for different systems and subsystems within a given architecture. Create measurement point routines to validate critical requirements developed on drawings. Analyze data from supplier and assembly plant builds to assess capability of meeting dimensional requirements required to meet complete DTS of complete build. Proficient in CM4D and 3DCS dimensional analysis software. Responsible for all Meisterbuck validation events. Support assembly plant and manufacturing on all build issue resolution projects and quality improvement projects.


  • Develop, validate and incorporate total vehicle Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) requirements
  • Lead design and production of all assembly fixtures used in body shop and general assembly
  • Assist manufacturing with assembly line layouts and total vehicle production by providing relative dimensional input, direction and support
  • Track and report on all program dimensional specification requirements and progress towards 100% compliance
  • Define preliminary dimensional control plan including datum's, drawing requirements, and measurement point routine for KPC part quality definition
  • Resolve dimensional specifications not meeting established targets to meet 100% compliance
  • Concept to launch program execution, with an emphasis in Dimensional Engineering experience.
  • Design for Manufacturing, Best Practices, Exterior/Interior Development Processes, Packaging, Continuous Improvement and Aesthetic Design knowledge are required
  • Dimensional Engineering software capabilities: CM4D, 3DCS
  • Create 3DCS analysis virtual models for BIW, exterior, and interior trim in order to simulate assembly process and predict main sources of variation of the system. Drive recommendations to reduce variation and balance requirements
  • CAD & PDM capabilities, specifically CATIA V5 & SmarTeam
  • PPAP and APQP experience; PFMEA experience required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors' in Engineering and/or a combination of directly related working experience
  • ASME Y 14.5 2009 standard experience and preferably professional certification
  • Ability to travel both nationally and internationally
  • Plant validation experience in body shop and general assembly
  • Metrology experience with Leica scanner and Romer ArmStatistical problem solving techniques; Statistical process control - 6Sigma, X Red, Kaizen training
  • Strong understanding of product design, vehicle assembly and manufacturing methods
  • Process capability studies, Gage R&R, PFMEA
  • Experience in Body-In-White Data Analyzer/Vision Monitoring system used to solve dimensional variation problems
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in dimensional management and quality field
  • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable

NO 3rd Parties, Principals Only, Please

Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions. Relocation assistance is available.

Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender identity and expression, color, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or related conditions (including breastfeeding), national origin/ancestry, religion, military/veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic and group protected by applicable law. Karma Automotive LLC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a physical or mental disability. Valid driver's license may be required based on essential duties.

Keywords: Karma Automotive, Irvine , Sr. Dimensional Validation Engineer, Other , Irvine, California

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