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Assistant Chief Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1027326

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 3-30-2017

 

The Assistant Chief Engineer (ACE) will be responsible for directing and coordinating the Engineering staff in the strategy, planning, and execution of program deliverables. The Assistant Chief Engineer will serve as the primary technical contact with Program Management, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Finance, and must be well versed to speak to the technical aspects of the program. The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting the technical coordination and optimization with other technical departments (design, calibration, control systems, testing) to achieve program targets (cost, timing, durability, fuel economy, performance, emissions, drivability, NVH). The Assistant Chief Engineer will identify requirements and collect cross-functional department information, data and facts, to make sound technical decisions in the appropriate forum to meet functional objectives within program scope. The Assistant Chief Engineer will champion efficiency and system level analysis and decision making to meet customer and regulatory requirements for maximum value.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Communicate key technical decisions and issues to executive management
  • Ensure technical risks and issues have clear path to resolution
  • Ensure ER&D budget is accurate and comprehensive
  • Generate powertrain description and sub-system technical specifications
  • Execute technical aspects of change notices, including appropriate function model / DVPR / DFMEA and sponsor them through the change review process
  • Ensure designs and systems follow best practices with full use of upfront CAE analysis and simultaneous engineering
  • Confirm component and system designs and verification / validation testing are completed with efficient use of resources to reduce lead time and development costs
  • Encourage and promote possible patents as a result of product innovation
  • Support development timing and costs in response to requests for product change

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, or Computer Engineering, or related Engineering field from an ABET accredited university
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience as a hardware design and release and engine calibration release engineer
  • Extensive knowledge of internal combustion engines and associated technologies
  • Self-starter who is able to work in a fast paced and multifaceted environment
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to interface with senior management
  • Skilled in MS Office (including PowerPoint and Project)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, from an ABET accredited university
  • 3 years of experience in an engine calibration and controls
  • Resident engineering (or equivalent) manufacturing experience
  • Supervisory or leadership experience
  • Familiar with Unigraphics NX and Teamcenter

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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