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Supervisor, Transmission Controls Diagnostics and Safety Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1028646

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 7-12-2017


FCA is creating a new transmission controls organization that is responsible for developing the controls algorithms and software for FCA's future transmissions. This is an excellent opportunity for engineers interested in helping build a new organization from the ground up.

The Transmission Controls Diagnostics and Safety Supervisor is responsible for providing technical leadership in specifying, developing, and ensuring the delivery of transmission diagnostics and safety controls. The Supervisor is also expected to model positive leadership behaviors and mentor engineers to help the organization grow in capability and throughput.

We are looking for a highly motivated and energetic leader to use cutting edge control strategies to produce diagnostics and safety controls for 8 and 9 speed transmissions for the new in-house control system as well as FCA's purchased transmissions. In this role, the Supervisor is responsible of leading a team of experts in diagnostics and safety controls, overseeing/managing the development and implementation of diagnostics and safety controls using a physics based approach. The candidate must be able to apply, promote and facilitate physics model-based development within the organization, he/she should be familiar with the industry's transmission control strategies.

A successful candidate should be familiar with the following:

  • SIL, MIL, and HIL
  • Plant models used to create control solutions
  • Integrated powertrain control (torque characterization, engine/transmission interactions, powertrain optimization strategies)
  • Driving strategy
  • Shift controls
  • Driveline system control
  • Diagnostics and vehicle electrical systems

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, as accredited by ABET or ABET
  • Minimum of 8 years of total work experience, with a minimum 5 years applying transmission controls expertise
  • Knowledge in program management
  • Strong people skills: Positive 360 interactions and strong communication, written and oral
  • Knowledge in transmission diagnostics and safety
  • Safety / Knowledgeable in ISO26262
  • Demonstrated potential to lead, inspire and deliver
  • Adept at communicating technical issues -- both verbally and written

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA and/or Master degree in Engineering, as accredited by ABET or ABET equivalent is preferred; other undergraduate level technical degrees in the specific area of relevant specialty expertise may be considered
  • Effective experienced based or analytical problem solving ability

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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