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On Board Diagnostic Engine Controls Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1028437

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 6-23-2017


The key position of On Board Diagnostic Engine Controls Engineer modifies or creates production software-ready algorithms for the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) which can be turned into software in operation on our Global Powertrain Electronic Control (GPEC). The successful candidate will can apply observer-based methodologies towards OBD algorithm design. Also, the successful candidate will join a growing team at FCA, Chrysler Technology Center (CTC) and work with their counterparts at Chelsea Proving Grounds (CPG). They work in multi-disciplinary "Centers of Excellence (CoE)" who are responsible for delivering embedded software for the GPEC ECU family. Provide status on changes to OBD algorithms and OBD issue resolution status to OBD Controls technical lead, a COE Leader, or Project Management Coordinators (PMCs). He/she will participate in high-level, function requirements and FMEA development for new diagnostic strategies with systems engineers. The Engineer will prepare preliminary calibrations for software and controls verification and validation; and will use Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) instrumentation or a vehicle to acquire data or other data sources to verify the new algorithms.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree relevant to Engineering (i.e. Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Computer Information degrees, or other suitable degree related to Engineering from a university)
  • 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Good communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Good experience working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Good project coordination skills
  • Good understanding of the development of embedded software
  • Good understanding of gasoline engine combustion and principles of after treatment
  • Automotive experience either at work or university, such as Formula SAE, SAE EcoCar, or other university automotive activity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from a University
  • 1 year experience in creation and validation of On-Board Diagnostics algorithms
  • 1 year ETAS INCA Tool Experience for collecting OBD2 data
  • Good understanding of application of OBD2 regulation to the creation and validation of diagnostics for new gasoline or diesel engines
  • Flexibility -- must be able to adapt to changing environment with minimal effect on productivity
  • Ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels of management 

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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