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Powertrain Test Instrumentation Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1027567

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 4-21-2017


FCA Powertrain Testing organization is seeking a Powertrain Test Instrumentation Engineer as a part of the Powertrain team at the FCA Technical Center in Auburn Hills.

This position's duties include the design responsibilities (electrical and some mechanical) of interfacing various engine and transmission electrical/electronic modules and components to dynamometer control and data acquisition systems. Other responsibilities would be overseeing the build of such interface harnesses and sub-harnesses (prototype & multi-builds); coordinating the installation, verifying operation, troubleshooting issues and ensuring corrective actions.

The candidate will be required to: understand how to make an engine/transmission operational as a subset of a total vehicle setup; establish a network of Product Development Engineers to provide required module/component specifications from electrical, mechanical and communication, e.g. CAN and LIN Bus data; work with and direct technicians and mechanics. The candidate will also need to document designs via CAD.

The candidate will need to be able to respond quickly to issues and be engaged in multiple issues simultaneously with the goal of minimizing facility down time.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Electrical, Mechanical, Automotive, Aeronautical Engineering
  • 5 years engineering experience
  • Strong background and hands on experience in wiring requirements such as current, voltage, electrical noise mitigation (proper grounding, shielding, twisted wiring)
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Able to guide the technician/mechanic workforce with work orders and direction for repairing and modifying wiring harnesses and test cell issues operations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a strong electrical background
  • Experience in automotive and instrumentation wiring along with experience with data acquisition systems and dynamometer operations.
  • Experience with wiring and operation of hybrid powertrain system

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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