Product Validation & Verification Supervisor

Requisition ID
Experience Level
Agriculture & Construction
Employment Status
Regular Full-Time


Topcon Precision Agriculture is looking for a qualified individual to fill the role of PV&V Supervisor.  This individual will be involved in leading the testing efforts for the product team focusing on GNSS/Guidance Receivers. 


Lead the guidance/GNSS PV&V team including project and people management:

  • Perform annual performance reviews for team members
  • Lead effort on test activity management for the team

Direct Test team members on their daily responsibilities in addition to performing the tasks as an individual contributor:

  • Developing test plans that meet new product delivery schedules
  • Author test procedures for new features and regression testing that ensure repeatable and thorough testing.
  • Execute Product Validation and Verification in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Understanding customer requirements and making sure product meet those requirements.
  • Troubleshooting reported problems and providing technical support to sales and customer support.
  • Improve and expand lab and field testing facilities and capabilities. 
  • Work with and communicate with Topcon’s product management, technical support, sales, production, engineering, R & D, and other departments on issues affecting product quality and customer satisfaction
  • Support Beta test sites





Minimum candidate Requirements:

  • A degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Agricultural engineering. 
  • 5+ years related experience
  • Knowledge of serial, ISO CAN, radio, and other machine to machine communication types
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Computer skills in basic Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to work with individuals from a variety of technical and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to prioritize and handle many tasks/activities at once
  • Self-starter
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs and move in, on, and around agricultural equipment.
  • Prior product test/development experience
  • Statistical Analysis skills for evaluating accuracy of machines
  • Fluent in English

  Preferred candidate Requirements:

  • Prior management/ team lead experience
  • A desire to manage people as one of main work responsibilities
  • Knowledge of precision agriculture and guidance systems
  • Programming skills for test tool development (Matlab preferred, C#, etc. okay)
  • 5 year of related industry experience
  • Knowledge of GNSS receivers and basic theory


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