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Reliability Senior Technical Specialist

Reliability Senior Technical Specialist

Job ID 
# of Positions 
Internal Title 
Technical Specialist
Position Type 
Regular Employee
Product Development - PD
Less Than 10%
Relocation Offered 
ERP Eligibility 
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


Navistar - Driven By Uptime. Our focus is delivering Trucks and Buses that carry on the promise of being on the road, and staying there.


Why Navistar?

  • Over the past two years Navistar has redesigned most of the International Truck vehicle line-up, including the LT Series and RH Series tractors, HX Series vocational truck, and soon to be introduced HV Series and MV Series trucks.  The company is witnessing market share growth in several of its core segments, a testament to the customer acceptance of its new products
  • Product quality and uptime has been a strong and ongoing focus across the entire company.  Navistar has introduced a number of new powertrains to its truck line-up, including the International® A26 12.4L diesel.  
  • Our alliance with Volkswagen Truck and Bus increases our global scale, strengthens our competitiveness, and provides our customers with expanded access to cutting-edge products, technology and services.
  • Superior parts and services offering throughout the country via our distribution channel
  • Best in class non-asset based products that enable our customers to not only create value for themselves but for their customers as well

The Reliability Senior Technical Specialist supports Quality Management within assigned Advanced Programs by providing expertise and advise on Design Robustness activities, including DFMEA, Failure Mode risk roll-up, DVP, RVD. This role will be pivotal in the deployment of RFE in Navistar.

  • Determines Quality improvement parameters by identifying statistical methods relevant to design processes.  Highly proficient with Statistical & Reliability packages such as Minitab, Weibull SMITH, Reliasoft etc. with proven track record of applying variance studies, product / design life data analytics to deliver Business Results.
  • Conducts investigations, analyses information and facilitates teams dealing with issues/projects associated with resolution of quality problems.
  • Promotes the use of reliability techniques to ensure root causes of issues are being identified and addressed.  Participates in product design reviews and program discussions to ensure plans are avoiding/mitigating risks adequately. 
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of methods, procedures and equipment that ensure superior & flawless Product Launches
  • Utilize warranty/reliability data to establish program reliability targets in support of overall cost of quality business objectives.
  • Proficiency in Accelerated Life Testing Methods.
  • 6 Sigma Black Belt certification a definite plus.
  • Certified Reliability Engineer a definate plus.
  • Experience and Composure with facing Customers

Position Purpose and Requirements

Oversees overall support functions for Product Development Engineering. Responsible for leading the processes, problem solving and implementing solutions to the complex and high risk engineering issues. Influences technical and regulatory standards bodies. Provides proactive strategy around identified opportunities. Serves as a critical asset in helping senior management articulate financial and technical strategy.  Serves as a critical asset in helping Corporation influence the engineering strategy of key partners.


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
  • At least 8 years experience in product design/development or new technologies
  • At least 2 years experience leading new technologies or specialized technologies


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
  • At least 6 years experience in product design/development or new technologies
  • At least 2 years experience leading new technologies or specialized technologies


  • PhD in Engineering or Engineering Technology
  • At least 4 years experience in product design/development or new technologies
  • At least 2 years experience leading new technologies or specialized technologies

Additional Requirements

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent understanding of Quality Management practices, Reliability Allocation Methods, Robust design, Reliability Mathematics, DfR, Load- Strength Interfernce, Reliability Predictions & Modelling
  • Prior experience leading Reliability Testing activities, including Reliability Demonstration Test designs.
  • Proficient in root cause analysis and formal problem solving techniques, ability to multi-task on multiple high profile programs.
  • Prior experience with Statistical Analysis of Warranty Data; Familiarity with Statistical packages such as Minitab, Reliasoft, WeibullSMITH, SQL, Advanced Excel a plus.
  • Familiarity / Comfortable with Vehicle / Engine related technical concerns
  • Prior experience on Advanced Program Launches
  • Advanced computer application, good oral and written communications skills


  • Action Oriented
  • Composure
  • Decision Quality
  • Ethics & Navistar's Values
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Motivating Others
  • Problem Solving

Compliance/Marketing Requirements

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Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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