Karma Automotive

Vehicle Durability Test Engineer

Job ID
Vehicle Engineering
FLSA Status


Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising. 


We promise to deliver our customers beautiful cars with high-technology and clean propulsion, and a memorable customer experience.


If these commitments excite you, we would love to talk.  The Vehicle Durability Test Engineer will actively manage the Physical Functional Science of Durability from target setting through to the physical testing and root cause solution management and solution implementation.  This engineer should have prior experience in Durability and preferably a strong background in system reliability and confidence target setting and execution.  This role is based exclusively in our Southern CA location.


  • Develop test schedules that match customer usages;
  • Lead RLDA efforts to ensure effective road load data is used in development;
  • Execute Durability schedule and ensure solutions are in place for the customer;
  • Develop a Durability plan that enables a high quality product for Karma Automotive;
  • Develop/confirm Durability schedules that are connected to our customer usage profiles;
  • Execute Road Load Data Acquisitions to ensure CAE and Test Rigs are using relevant and good/clean data for the product development;
  • Schedule Durability vehicle usage and monitor for failures;
  • Develop risk mitigation plans and designs for failed systems or components;
  • In conjunction with the System and Component test plans develop the R90C90 testing requirements or equivalent reliability for a given program.


  • BS Mechanical Engineering, preferably will have a Master’s Degree in Engineering;
  • 5-8 years’ experience;
  • Prior experience with Durability function is essential; Strong Statistics background for generating reliability confidence bands;
  • Based in Orange County, CA only
  • Approx 10% Travel required to domestic & international locations.


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.


NO 3rd Party Recruiters.  Principles Only, Please


Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.


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