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Engineer, Testing Validation, Instrumentation Controls, LabVIEW

Windsor, ON, Canada
October 19, 2019

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Sergiu Csonti

Windsor, ON – N*P *X*226-***-**** –

LabVIEW Test Engineer

Testing and Validation – Instrumentation and Controls

Automotive Production

Production and Testing

Equipment Design

Laboratory Management

Research & Development (R&D)

Adaptive Problem Solving

Cross-function Collaboration

Project Management

Proven ability to generate effective products, processes and testing solutions.

Highly organized with combination of technical and business expertise to smoothly guide projects from start to finish.

Skilled strategist capable of developing innovative solutions to streamline internal efficiency and maximize results.

Expert delegation and leadership skills with ability to motivate team to meet deliverables schedule.

Effective communicator who excels both independently and in team-driven environments.


Obtained, installed, and used LabVIEW to program KUKA robots to transform durability and endurance testing processes from large outsourcing expenditures to efficient and cost-effective in-house operations.

Built and programmed with NI Sound and Vibration LabVIEW toolkit a semi an-echoic sound room utilized for noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) tests to eliminate the cost of outsourcing.

Created a multi-use, computer-controlled end-of-line tester with multiple high precision measurement capabilities able to be produced at 1/10th typical market price. Testing sequence programmed with LabVIEW.

Designed and produced data acquisition (DAQ) stations based on National Instruments’ LabVIEW, with flexible framing for easy conversion for alternate tasks at competitive cost of 1/5th market price.

Generated new business and increased awarded programs volume by two times in less than three years by integrating CAN/LIN bus instrumentation into testing processes which enabled control-test-validation of seats.

Landed large contracts with GM by conceptualizing, producing, and programming a Thermal Imaging Test Station with a FLIR high-definition camera and temperature testing capabilities of 1.2 million points per heated pad for new PTC technology. Used LabVIEW’s addon Vision Acquisition and Thermovision software from FLIR.

Created a currently in-used show and exhibition centerpiece which bolstered the sales and marketing department’s show functions by outfitting a Chrysler 300 car with around 60 heating/ventilation/cooling devices, programming it with LabVIEW, and enabling remote tablet control to display Gentherm capabilities.


I.G.B. Automotive Ltd. Windsor, ON, Canada 2014 - Present

Advanced Development and Testing Laboratory Supervisor

Direct and supervise all activities of the Advanced (R&D) Department and Test Lab, which include conceptualization, creation, and evaluation of new technologies, products, and processes for automotive seat heaters, ventilation systems, ECUs, and control modules. Coordinate with Engineering Director in the hiring and development of R&D and Lab staff. Streamline transfer of new technologies in and out of the company. Collect and analyze team metrics to ensure progress towards objectives. Maintain positive customer relationships.

Product Testing: Assess, validate, and calibrate samples, parts, and instrumentation. Conceptualize, create, program, and troubleshoot new testing equipment for newly developed products.

Research and Development: Spearhead R&D projects which help accomplish business objectives. Collaborate with sales and marketing departments to determine direction of thinking for new products and solutions. Maintain a cutting-edge technology environment by researching and implementing new solutions utilized by suppliers, competitors, and clients. Generate reports on all steps of R&D.

Gentherm (formerly W.E.T. Automotive Systems) Windsor, ON, Canada and Novi, MI, USA 2001 - 2014

R&D Engineer

Generated new processes and products for automotive seat heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. Performed technical support for all implemented processes and products. Collaborated with design department to produce technically sound and testable ideas. Led, motivated, and trained junior engineers to strengthen team. Conducted continual technical and industry knowledge development through research and attendance of trade shows, seminars, and trainings. Submitted applications for patents and intellectual property rights.

Research and Development: Created and documented test equipment standards and designs. Designed, produced, and repaired in-line and end-of-line testing equipment to ensure quality and compliance with safety regulations. Conceptualized, built, and programmed a wide-range of production technologies.

Project Management: Conducted cost/benefit analysis to investigate and propose possible value-added development projects. Oversaw development projects from beginning concept to end production implementation. Ensured activities remained within budget and timeline objectives.



KUKA robots, LabVIEW, Linux, DOS, Visual Basic/Studio, PLC, MPLab, Microchip


National Instrument’s LabVIEW, DAQ, Motion and Vision Assistant, Sound and Vibration, Signal Processing, Test Stand and Measurement Studio, MatLab, Vector, Peak-Systems


AutoCAD, Solidworks, Altium, OrCAD


GPIB and serial DAQ cards, CAN and LIN bus communication, PLC, programmable power supplies, Digital Multi Meters, Oscilloscopes, Microcontrollers, noise and vibration test instrumentation, data collection and FTP protocol, TCP/IP Ethernet communication, KUKA KRC1 and KRC2 robots, cutting and marking with lasers, various video systems, touch screen panels, infrared thermography, RFID, ultrasound and RF bonding, X-ray testing


TS16949, WHMIS, A2LA


The Technical University of Timisoara, Romania

B.Sc., Electrical / Power Engineering

(assessed by Comparative Education Service of University of Toronto ... “between a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from a reputable Canadian university offering a similar program”)

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