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Powertrain Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: S752

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 9-12-2017


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
The engineer will have assignments in gasoline, diesel, electrified and transmission calibration for drive ability, emissions, and fuel economy. In addition, engineering opportunities exist for electronic throttle control and safety and onboard diagnostics compliance. The 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. The engineer will evaluate new engine hardware and technology for future applications. The candidate will analyze, plan, and solve complex system problems as they relate to calibration development and manipulate and utilize large and complex sets of data. He/She will 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. He/She will participate in meetings with management, product design, and systems teams and present summaries and detailed reports on specific assignments such as timing projections. This position combines multiple engineering disciplines to develop hardware and calibrate the engine management system of engines produced by the company.
Validation Engineer
The engineer is 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.
Electrified Powertrain Validation Engineer
The engineer is 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.
Electric Motor Control & Calibration Engineer
The engineer is responsible to develop, implement, and test electric motor control features for AC electric motors used in various electrified vehicles. The successful candidate will be an excellent innovator and problem solver and have expertise in electric motor simulation, calibration, dynamometer testing, parameter identification and a good understanding of control theory.
Embedded Software Engineer
The engineer will be responsible for participating in a team of engineers. He/She are 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. The engineer will perform reviews and/or inspections for requirements, design documents, Simulink Models, C/C++/assembly code, and test plans. The candidate will create Target Link Models and interact with other department/vendors on eliciting requirements.
Controls Development Engineer
The Controls Development engineer will be 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 a 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.
Power Electronics Hardware Design Release Engineer
This team is 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.
Electric Motor Design Engineer
This team is responsible for electric motor design and development, motor electromagnetic circuit design, development, FEA thermal and NVH analysis, prototype build and testing of electrical motors for hybrid and electric vehicle applications. The Engineers work with system and architecture group to define motor sizing and requirement definition to meet vehicle performance requirements.
Functional Safety Engineer
This team works with a multidisciplinary team for production xEV programs and for advanced development of electrified powertrain architectures and systems. The applicant must have strong desire for implementing safety architecture into electrified powertrains. To achieve this, the Engineer will be involved with identifying the Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) via hazard analysis, developing safety plans, safety cases, and other ISO 26262 work products.
Product Engineer
The product engineer is responsible for the design, development, and release of automatic, manual transmission and engine components. This includes supporting Manufacturing on production related issues, overseeing supplier resourcing and validation testing, and generating and implementing cost reduction initiatives. The Engineer will interact with Purchasing, Supplier Quality, Platform Engineering, and Service organizations and maintain DVP&Rs, DFMEAs, and function models are also part of the Engineer's responsibility to document changes. This position will prepare documentation necessary for gaining approval of product changes and present to Powertrain/Transmission management.
CAE Engineer
This engineer is responsible for conducting dynamic simulations on powertrain systems and subsystems 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.
Powertrain Electrical Product Engineer
The engineer is 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. He/She will develop and manage controller integration deliverables such as system schematics, part releases, and DVP&R for multiple vehicle lines and ensure production procedures are efficiently utilizing materials and personnel. The manager will test finished products for quality purposes and recommends changes to product specifications as necessary. The engineer will 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.
Transmission Controls Integration Engineer
The Transmission Controls Integration Engineer is 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. The engineer establishes and executes design verification plans for control logic development. He/She conducts design FMEA's for control logic changes and supports transmission hardware improvements and cost reduction efforts through control logic development. The engineer supports transmission calibration efforts by contributing to calibration guide development.
Powertrain HIL Plant Modeling Engineer
The engineer is 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. The models are correlated with real-world data to prove their accuracy.
Powertrain Controls - On-Board Diagnostics Controls Engineer
The engineer is 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.
Engineering Process Engineer
The engineer is responsible for defining implementing and supporting process improvement initiatives throughout Powertrain. The engineer is also responsible for the development of Powertrain controls solutions including: Systems, Controls, Software, Calibration, Test and Release.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Chemical or Computer Engineering, or related Engineering field from an ABET accredited university
  • The bachelor's degree must be completed by June of 2018

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0

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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