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Valvetrain & Timing Drive Design Release Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1027697

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 5-2-2017


Valvetrain and Timing Drive Design Release Engineer is responsible for engineering activities related to development of Valvetrain and Timing Drive components for gasoline engines. Activities include design, development, testing, manufacturing interface, and failure analysis. The Release Engineer will be a part of a team of engineers for problem solving, product improvement, cost reduction and other issues as needed. The Release Engineer will interact with all areas of the FCA that touch the release of a component. This will include Purchasing, Supplier Quality, Engine Plants, Design Group, and Parts and Service. Some travel to engine plants and suppliers is required. The Release Engineer must be a motivated self-starter, willing to work in a fast paced environment.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Participates as a team member on various engineering projects
  • Resolves technical issues based on engineering analysis of camshafts, rocker arms, valves, valve seat and valve guide inserts, valve springs, phaser's, timing chains, timing guides, and tensioners
  • Plan and coordinate test execution (through utilization of engineering tools such as DFMEA's and DVP&R) and monitor progress and results
  • Analyzes test and measurement data creating summaries with data-based conclusions, and makes recommendations to the team

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Applied Physics, Computer Engineering from an ABET accredited university; other degrees and educational credentials in combination with relevant experience may also be considered
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral are required
  • Candidate must be a team player able to manage multiple priorities while considering the inputs from a variety of stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science Technical degree is preferred
  • Basic understanding of engine operating function is essential
  • Timing Drive and / or Valvetrain experience is desired

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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