Lead Product Validation Engineer

Engineering Waukesha, Wisconsin


The INNIO Advantage:

By combining a rich legacy in the power and gas compression space with pioneering technology, INNIO brings our customers affordable, reliable and sustainable energy solutions for today and tomorrow. We are helping to meet today’s energy needs with 64 GW of installed capacity and 48,000 of our powerful Jenbacher and Waukesha engines, which can be found in more than 100 countries. And, by harnessing our history of energy industry firsts along with the power of digital innovation, we will continue to deliver for the future.

This position is based at our Waukesha location in Wisconsin — a region that provides a variety of recreational opportunities and a high quality of life. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, INNIO offers a comprehensive array of international career opportunities and understands that diversity creates excellence. Known for leadership development, we aim to empower individuals to reach their full potential.

The Lead Product Validation Engineer ensures effective and efficient validation of new and redesigned products.


  • Owns product-level DFMEA and DVP&R, contributes to risk identification and mitigation.
  • Ensures DFMEA and DVP&R actions are effectively utilized, executed and completed. Confirms clear test plans with valid pass/fail criteria and aids in unbiased assessment of results.
  • Collaborates with the Engine Development teams (Mechanical, Performance and Controls) to define a realistic, executable and value-added validation plan.
  • Coordinate DVP&R rollup across engineering disciplines, work with Engineering Platform Leader and Project Manager to define master product-level validation plans
  • Compile specifications for field validation, organize and plan parts availability with the System & Component Owners.
  • Prepare documentation and input to field validation requests.
  • Support Field Service Engineering engine investigations in the field at customer sites, analyze investigation results and interpretate parts/engine conditions with the System / Component owner.
  • Prepare written validation reports, coordinate input and present validation results and validation progress within reviews.


  • Experience working in an industrial company, comfortable in an international environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Engineering or similar specialization
  • Knowledge of reciprocating engines technology and their systems
  • Knowledge of software integration and validation, engine calibration and parameter management
  • Comfortable with technical presentations
  • Analytical mindset coupled with results driven, proactive working style
  • Working knowledge of tools (DFMEA; DVP&R)
  • Working knowledge on methods and development models (V-model,)
  • 5 years + of experience in engine/component test and validation techniques.
  • Willingness to travel as needed ~ 5%

At INNIO, we offer you

  • An innovative and international working environment
  • Flexible working model
  • Full healthcare, dental, and vision benefits package
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Generous 401(k) matching
  • Permissive time off
  • An upbeat atmosphere with enjoyable and respectful colleagues

INNIO offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. INNIO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.