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Powertrain NVH Development Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1027782

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 5-4-2017


The Powertrain NVH Development Engineer primary responsibility is to develop NVH functional attributes for engines, transmission and drivelines to meet customer expectations and market requirements. The Powertrain NVH Development Engineer delivers reliable NVH data and communicates NVH requirements to enable decision making in cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment. The Powertrain NVH Development Engineer is also a liaison between the Powertrain organization and Vehicle organization with regards to NVH attributes on a system level.

The scope of responsibilities includes:

  • Plan, conduct, and complete NVH testing tailored to the specific system under test and development needs
  • Provide guidance and directions to in-house and outside NVH resources regarding test plans, test set-up, instrumentation, data acquisition and engine / vehicle operating conditions
  • Thorough analysis of NVH data including summary and recommendations
  • Working closely with Powertrain hardware, NVH CAE, Calibration teams and Vehicle teams to ensure the objectives are met for future powertrains, options and solutions are communicated with the respective teams
  • Establish NVH targets based on competitive analysis and customer expectations
  • Where NVH performance does not meet customer expectations, provide guidance and recommendations on how NVH performance can be improved
  • Support Powertrain hardware and calibration teams with root cause analysis, issue resolution on powertrain dynamometers and in-vehicle
  • Research and develop new technologies to address future NVH requirements

Typical tasks include:

  • Sound Pressure measurement for engines per Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE J1074)
  • Sound Intensity and Sound Power measurements on engines
  • Sound Quality measurements and analysis
  • Vehicle Interior Noise measurement (SAE J336)
  • Sound Quality measurements and analysis
  • Vibration measurements on powertrain, powertrain components and vehicle structures
  • Competitive benchmark and analysis
  • Support or establish cross functional meetings

Candidate should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Creativity: Finding innovative solutions to new or existing problems or situations
  • Adaptability: Showing flexibility in dealing with changing environments or requirements
  • Decisiveness: Making choices based on careful consideration of available information
  • Prioritizing: Sequencing assigned tasks based on their relative importance
  • Timeliness: Ability to complete assigned projects or tasks according the corporate development processes and timelines
  • Leadership: Provide guidance and motivate others to complete assigned projects or tasks
  • Mediation: Ability to resolve conflicts
  • Influencing: Persuading others to act or change opinions
  • Networking: Building and fostering relationships in the work environment
  • Empathy: Demonstrating understanding of differing points of view
  • Teamwork: Capability of working independently and in teams cooperating with coworkers to achieve goals without the need for mediation
  • Dedication: Committing to the organization's goals with the willingness to make sacrifices
  • Communication: Good written and oral communications skills; Ability to disseminate information in a way that can be understood and used by others

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field
  • Demonstrated experience/skills in the NVH area or Academic coursework focused on NVH
  • Working knowledge of the following tools: Function model, DFMEA, DVP&R systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Demonstrated experience/skills in Transmission, Driveline and/or Engine NVH is beneficial
  • Green Belt or Black Belt Six-Sigma certification
  • Proficiency in the following software packages to perform and analyze NVH measurements:
    • LMS Test.Lab
    • Head Acoustics ArtemiS


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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