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Senior Combustion Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1027874

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 5-15-2017


The Engine Development team is seeking a talented and highly motivated Senior Combustion Engineer to become part of a small fast-paced team to sort and bring new technology concepts to production. The team is part of a larger Powertrain Development organization. The Senior Combustion Engineer is mainly responsible for developing and testing new and existing combustion system, collaborating with hardware and control teams, and presenting test results to the management team. This challenging position combines multiple engineering disciplines including combustion, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and controls. This position also requires frequent interactions with cross functional team including dyno operation team and program chief engineer. The successful candidate will need to make quick logical decision to support hardware and calibration development activities. Other responsibilities include: solving complex combustion system problems as they relate to calibration development, participating in the development of standard hardware and calibration development processes, and presenting test summaries and detailed reports on specific assignments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree or Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 8 years work experience in engine development and/or calibration
  • Advanced understanding of gasoline engine efficiency, performance, and emissions
  • Proficiency in engine dyno testing and data collection process
  • Prior experience with the development and calibration of spark ignition engines, powertrain systems development; or an advanced degree along with academic research in a dyno lab setting
  • Data acquisition experience collecting and processing data
  • Fundamental knowledge of internal combustion engines
  • Working knowledge of engine analysis and calibration tools, emissions regulations, engine technologies and competitive products
  • Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills
  • Good teamwork skills and ability to work independently
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university
  • 10 years or more experience in gasoline combustion system development and/or gasoline calibration in major OEMs, suppliers, or a research lab is a plus
  • Familiarity with new gasoline engine enabling technology options
  • Previous experience in bringing technology options from inception to production

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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