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Senior Technical Specialist - Automatic Transmission Development and Validation Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1028973

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 9-12-2017


The Senior Technical Specialist will be responsible for the thermal calculations for new or revised automatic transmission applications and the efficiency assessment/evaluation of corporate and competitive automatic transmissions. The Specialist will also be collecting and analyzing data obtained from internal test and external customer duty cycles to be used for design calculations. He/She will run thermal simulations to calculate transmission heat generation, cooler flow, and (in some cases) sump and trans out temperatures, for various vehicle operating conditions and duty cycles. The candidate will provide specifications to Aero-Thermal group for their use in transmission oil cooler selection and sourcing and maintain and or develop short-term and long-term automatic transmission temperatures goals. He/She will work with outside suppliers in collecting transmission efficiency data for corporate production, future designs, competitive automatic transmissions and work with design release group in analyzing design changes that can improve overall all transmission efficiency. The Senior Technical Specialist provides Powertrain Simulation and Synthesis group transmission efficiency data in the proper format so they can run fuel economy and Performance simulations. The candidate determines the duty cycle envelope for each transmission family and includes but limited to time at torque for each gear, time and temperature, and counts of shifts. He/She must have strong knowledge of damage calculations based on duty cycle information and all transmission components and related failure modes for different duty cycles and create, utilize and maintain engineering best practices and develop. The Specialist will develop systems and subsystem DVPs and acquire approval from Chief Engineering and Management team and maintains required document traceability (i.e. DVP&R, DFMEA, Lessons Learned, and test reports). The candidate will develop test reports and review with key stakeholders (i.e. Management, Chief Engineering, etc.) and lead and participate in issue resolution activities during development, vehicle launch, and/or warranty periods. The Senior Technical Specialist will complete trade off studies to select best option design and lead and participate in supplier meetings/trips to support component technical reviews.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution, or ABET equivalent. Other technical degrees in the specific area of relevant expertise may be considered (for example: Chemical, Biomechanics, Biomedical, Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, etc.)
  • The ability to solve technical problems and to address current and previously un-experienced issues in that field
  • Minimum eight years of technical work experience; highly effective problem solving, synthesis and manipulation of data -- either experience based or analytical
  • Working knowledge of all transmission architectures (CVT, DDCT, manual, planetary automatic, hybrids, etc.) Experience in automatic transmission thermal management, efficiency and duty cycle
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to present to director level management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Engineering
  • Authored globally recognized technical papers including author of patents within specialty

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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