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SRT Base Engine Design Release Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1024676

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 10-14-2016

 

The SRT Base Engine Design Release Engineer will work with a small team to manage all aspects of new and modified engine component design, development, testing and releasing to support current and future SRT high performance gasoline engine programs, such as the 707HP Hellcat 6.2L Supercharged V8 HEMI engine, and the 645HP Viper 8.4L V10 engine. Specific component areas may include: structures (block, head, covers, pans), power cell (piston, rings, connecting rod), crank train (crank, damper, bearings), valve train, intake manifold, air induction system, exhaust manifold, cooling system, lubrication system, PCV system, and Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD). Some travel to domestic and international supplier facilities and engine plants is required.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Specify functional requirements for assigned components
  • Initiate production Source Packages working with Purchasing and Program Management
  • Develop related DFMEAs
  • Work closely with designers, CAE groups, labs and manufacturing personnel to design and release components
  • Develop and execute DVP&R's to ensure functional objectives and durability goals are met
  • Participate in post-test inspection reviews including component analysis
  • Work closely with suppliers and manufacturing to ensure designs are robust for function and processing
  • Issue Change Notices to document design revisions, coordinate cost collaboration and present revisions to management for approval

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Automotive, Aerospace, Applied Physics, or related Engineering field from an ABET accredited university
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in powertrain engineering (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 2 years design release experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of internal combustion engines from both a hardware and an engine operation standpoint
  • Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, and have the ability to manage multiple complex projects
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Must be comfortable interfacing with people at multiple levels of the corporation
  • Must be able to lead and manage suppliers, design staff, and other engineers
  • Computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Mechanical, Automotive, Aerospace, Applied Physics, or related Engineering field from an ABET accredited university
  • Minimum of 5 years engine design and development experience focused in some of the component areas listed above
  • Formal problem solving training and experience (e.g. Kepner-Tregoe, Taguchi)
  • Design for Six Sigma training and experience
  • Passion for performance cars and motorsports

 

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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