Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (Electric Only)

Position Title: Failure Modes and Effect Analysis Document Reviewer

Activity: Formula SAE Document Review

Position Description: Volunteers will conduct a technical review of the student completed Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA) of the tractive system to review as many components, assemblies, and subsystems as possible to identify failure modes, and their causes and effects identified by teams. Volunteers will guide student teams to correct paths/processes until document is accepted by volunteer, but not provide the direct answer.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications/ Experience: Volunteers should have knowledge of electrification and some working knowledge of design for safety.

Orientation and Training: Online training led by the Electrical Technical Inspection Lead and Rules Committee Member who will also manage workload and review process.

Work Conducted via: online prior to competition

Time Commitment: Pending volunteer availability and workload vs student knowledge; there may be several rounds of correspondence until document is accepted. Review time is not consistent or daily but can span up to a month’s time.

SAE Members only: NO

Benefits of Participation: To educate future engineers and associate with them on a real-world experience project.

Leadership Skills Obtained in this Role: Opportunities exist for volunteers to serve in leadership roles onsite; opportunity also provide great leadership training for volunteers to take back to their company.