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Design Release Engineer - High Voltage Power Electronics Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1028572

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 6-28-2017


The Design Release Engineer will be responsible for the activities related to the Design and Release of high power devices for Electrified Vehicle applications. This position entails working with power electronics suppliers to insure corporate requirements and specifications, as well as industry best practice design features and processes, are implemented for manufacturing, assembly, reliability, etc. Additionally, this position will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of documentation outlining best practices supporting FCA internal continuous improvement initiatives and the development of product technology roadmaps.
Job responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Review supplier CAE analysis results and provide feedback for design compliance and robustness
  • Release of high power electrical components, assemblies, and related software
  • Engineering Project Management from concept to physical parts/assemblies, testing/validation, and launch
  • Attend and support pre-production and production vehicle builds
  • Participate in root cause vehicle build issues and implement solutions in a timely manner
  • Oversight of supplier and FCA internal validation of hardware and software
  • Coordinate/expedite orders and shipments for prototype and development parts
  • Coordinate, plan, and execute DFMEAs, DVP&Rs, CAE analysis, and all other component design/release documents
  • Assist in the APQP process, PFMEAs, Control Plans and VA/VE activities
  • Maintain the assigned project open issues list and attending regular customer meetings
  • Prepare/summarize reports/data for internal presentations
  • Insure products meet function, quality, cost, weight, attribute, and timing requirements
  • Provide technical leadership for advanced component and technology roadmaps
  • Perform complex design analysis and evaluating engineering designs (i.e. worst case analysis)
  • Stay current on relevant new technologies and competitive products


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • 3 years of experience in high voltage/power electronics and circuit design and/or development
  • Demonstrable understanding of power electronics and devices
  • DVP&R and DFMEA creation and execution experience
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of electrical engineering protocols and standards
  • Highly motivated and self-starter
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Working technical knowledge in applications engineering and product design/development (specifically within an automotive context)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to interface with key customers, cross-functional teams, and all levels of personnel/management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple responsibilities
  • Managing one's own time and mindful of deadlines
  • Must be task oriented, detail oriented, and accurate

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • 5 years of experience in high voltage/high power/electric vehicle environments
  • Power electronics/electrical models and simulation experience
  • Power electronics specifications expertise
  • Electric motor and powertrain controls experience
  • Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and fabrication experience
  • Semiconductor manufacturing knowledge 

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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