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Powertrain Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: S603

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 9-8-2016


FCA is looking for talented Engineers that have a passion for automotive technology. We here at FCA feel the powertrain is where the heart of the vehicle lives. Our Powertrain Group is made up of Passion, Quality, Competitiveness, and Synergy and we have no room for limits.

We have multiple openings within all areas of Powertrain. Please review the below positions and apply with a resume. Include a brief objective statement in your resume detailing the position or positions you have interest in.

Calibration Engineer - assignments in gasoline, diesel, electrified and transmission calibration for driveability, emissions, and fuel economy. In addition, engineering opportunities exist for electronic throttle control and safety, onboard diagnostics compliance. Calibration Engineers are responsible for developing test plans, establishing goals / timelines, and communicating status of a project to completion. The Calibration Engineer will utilize test techniques to make fundamentally based hardware and calibration decisions. Evaluate new engine hardware and technology for future applications. Analyze, plan, and solve complex system problems as they relate to calibration development. Manipulate and utilize large and complex sets of data. Actively participate in the development of standard hardware and calibration development processes and procedures. Calibration Engineers will plan and coordinate day to day activities including interaction with technicians and support engineers. Participate in meetings with management, product design, and systems teams. Present summaries and detailed reports on specific assignments, including timing projections. This position combines multiple engineering disciplines to develop hardware and calibrate the engine management system of engines produced by the company.

CAE Engineer- Responsible for conducting dynamic simulations on powertrain systems and sub-systems to look for displacements, velocities, accelerations, dynamic loads. The Engineer will also evaluate component stresses and fatigue safety factors, build powertrain system, sub-system, and component mathematical models and apply physics to address the powertrain design concerns.

Motor Control Engineer - The Motor Control Engineer for the Electrified Powertrain Motor Integration and Control Development Group will support FCA's plan to achieve world-class balance of fuel economy, emissions, and drive quality. The Engineer must be a strong systems-focused team player with interdisciplinary experience/expertise, and willing to work in a fast paced environment.

Transmission Controls Integration Engineer - Responsible for the design and development of transmission control algorithms, create requirements for implementing these algorithms into transmission software, and perform verification and validation of these algorithms using hardware-in-the-loop and on vehicle. Establish and execute design verification plans for control logic development. Conduct design FMEA's for control logic changes. Support transmission hardware improvements and cost reduction efforts through control logic development. Support transmission calibration efforts by contributing to calibration guide development.

Electrified Powertrain Validation Engineer - Responsible for working with dynamometer and vehicle calibration, OBD, and System Engineering to insure a robust misfire plan is developed and all engines are tested to the plan and pass prior to production. The Engineer will document and deliver defined results on all testing activities.

Low Voltage Development & System Validation Engineer - Responsible for ensuring development and validation targets are successfully completed for low voltage electrification vehicle applications. The Engineer will manage development and engineering requirement execution from early development to post launch continuous improvements.

Hybrid Systems Validation Test Engineer - Responsible for the electrification systems diagnostics and end of line development, validation and testing. This includes the development and validation of the powertrain system diagnostic and vehicle assembly end of line testing and ensures development and validation targets are successfully completed for electrification vehicle applications.

Power Electronics Hardware Design Release Engineer - Responsible for the design and development of electric vehicle power electronics and electrified vehicle systems and devices for passenger cars and trucks. The Engineer will develop efficient and cost effective power electronics designs using cutting edge technologies, latest test and evaluation equipment, and robust simulation tools. The Engineer will define and carry out all required development and validation testing to ensure achievement of all functional objectives and assure compliance to program goals.

Validation Engineer - Responsible for working with dynamometer and vehicle calibration, OBD, and System Engineering to insure a robust misfire plan is developed and all engines are tested to the plan and pass prior to production. The Engineer will document and deliver defined results on all testing activities.

Hybrid Battery Management System Engineer - Work with battery management system (BMS) hardware and software for use in electrified powertrains. The engineer will define BMS requirements for diagnostics software and control algorithms and develop and execute test plans. They will participate in supplier and OEM DFMEA's. The candidate will establishing and tracking diagnostic software release timing and ensure compliance to FCA diagnostic and flash standards. The engineer will develop and track supplier and OEM validation and verification plans for diagnostics and work with the supplier to develop the diagnostic trouble code matrix, data identifiers, and diagnostic routines.

Product Development Engineer - Power Controls - Responsible for the development and validation of electric vehicle power electronics and electrified vehicle systems/devices for passenger cars and trucks. The Engineer will develop efficient and cost effective power electronics using cutting edge technologies, the latest test and evaluation equipment/laboratory, and robust simulation tools. They will develop power electronic devices DVP&R and define and carry out all required development/validation testing to ensure achievement of all functional objectives and assure compliance to program goals.

Embedded Software Engineer - Responsible for participating in a team of engineers responsible for the development of software for engine and transmission control modules. The Powertrain Embedded Software Engineer will perform software requirements analysis, design, coding, test plan creation, and testing for powertrain control features. Perform reviews and/or inspections for requirements, design documents, Simulink Models, C/C++/assembly code, and test plans. Create TargetLink Models. Interact with other department/vendors on eliciting requirements.

Controls Development Engineer - Responsible for working within a team of controls, calibrations and integration engineers to develop electrified powertrain systems for current/next-generation powertrains for FCA vehicles. The overall goal for the team is to develop a complete electrified powertrain that meets the vehicle functional requirements for fuel economy, emissions, drivability, and diagnostics. The ideal candidate, who is a strong team player and willing to work in a fast paced environment, will have experience in modern and classical control strategies with a powertrain subsystem application (engine, transmission, electric motors, etc.). The Engineer will be system focused and have interdisciplinary experience. The successful candidate must be able to significantly contribute to the development of hybrid operating strategies, powertrain control, optimization strategies (torque characterization, engine/transmission interactions, start/stop, shifting and hydraulics, regenerative braking etc.), fuel efficiency, and drivability.

Powertrain Electrical Product Engineer - Responsible for designing and developing a product/product family. The Engineer will provide system level design, release and testing of powertrain controllers including engine, transmission and drivetrain modules. Develop and manage controller integration deliverables such as system schematics, part releases, and DVP&R for multiple vehicle lines. Ensure production procedures are efficiently utilizing materials and personnel. Test finished product for quality purposes and recommends changes to product specifications as necessary. Integrate, validate and release electronic powertrain controllers into automotive electrical systems which include managing hardware, software and calibration design levels to meet customer expectations for a particular design phase.

Powertrain HIL Plant Modeling Engineer - Responsible for creating and maintaining plant models that represent powertrain subsystems. The Engineer will be required to design models for flexibility and reuse -- common models are used across a wide range of applications through specific sets of parameters which are maintained separately from the generic models. The Engineer needs to architect models into separate libraries for each subsystem and for interfaces to real I/O. The Engineer uses design data, performance specifications, and experimental data (such as engine performance from dynamometer tests) to extract parameters for the models. This job entails working as part of a team of modeling engineers with assignments that rotate among different powertrain subsystems as requirements for new features dictate. Testing and verification are part of the responsibility, as is supporting users who use the test equipment. The models are correlated with real-world data to prove their accuracy.

Powertrain Controls - On-Board Diagnostics Controls Engineer - Expected to work with their stakeholders to gather high level functional requirements, prepare algorithms to conform to high level/functional requirements within program timelines. Algorithm development is done using Matlab-Simulink and rapid prototyping tools. The work is performed in the vehicle, dynamometer and/or simulator environment. The successful candidate will use these tools to develop algorithms and follow the development through to production software, including the development of all supporting documentation (includes DFMEA, testing and validation reports) and calibration guides.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Chemical or Computer Engineering, or related Engineering field from an ABET accredited university

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • SAE or BAJA experience
  • Automotive industry experience

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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