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Durability Test Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1027976

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 5-16-2017


The Durability Test Engineer will coordinate the durability testing of gasoline engines. The Engineer will be responsible to review design verification plans to ensure all appropriate testing deliverables are identified. He/she will work with DREs to develop and agree upon test requirements, maintain Master Test Plan, report on test status and identify issues that are delaying implementation. The Engineer will approve usage for test properties; track testing of special components; facilitate test cell planning; prioritize tests; issue test requests; monitor execution of test activities per plan/procedure; and maintain engine and testing details in powertrain database. The Engineer will work with build coordinator to identify any special required components; issue and track work orders; facilitate pre- and post- test data integrity check; support root cause analysis; issue incident reports; and facilitate weekly engine teardown reviews.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • 2 years of Powertrain engine engineering/engine testing experience
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with basic PC software (e.g. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project)
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, ability to manage multiple complex projects
  • Must have a positive attitude

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Thorough understanding of internal combustion engines from both a hardware and an engine system operation standpoint
  • Experience with design/development of engine or powertrain components
  • Understanding of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) method; experience applying these tools would be an advantage
  • Experience conducting or overseeing engine dynamometer and/or spin rig testing
  • Familiarity with INCA, CAS and other calibration-related instrumentation and computer systems
  • Vehicle testing experiences related to powertrain
  • Strong data analysis skills are very important in this position (e.g. MATLAB, advanced Excel, MS Project) 

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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