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Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1028954

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 8-4-2017


The Product Engineer for the Vehicle Dynamics Virtual Analysis is responsible for supporting vehicle programs with analysis/optimization of suspension/steering sub-system kinematics/compliance as well as full-vehicle ride/handling characteristics. The selected candidate will work interactively with the physical test community to correlate virtual analysis results with objective data. Responsibilities include definition of component recommendations to meet vehicle level targets, as well as validation / development of component specifications to guide refinement of vehicle level performance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited university or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years of chassis design/development and/or vehicle dynamics test experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with associated simulation tools: ADAMS/Car, Amesim, I-Sight, Carsim
  • Solid understanding of system/component design/development processes
  • Familiarity with processes and simulation techniques associated with suspension/steering/brake system kinematics/compliance/vibration studies, vehicle dynamics assessments, component structural analysis, and numerical optimization
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, and the ability to coordinate activities with the extended team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to develop custom routines (Visual Basic, ADAMS command files, ADAMS/Car templates, Altair MotionView templates, Matlab, etc.) to support process enhancement and standardization
  • Experience with Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&R)
  • Experience with Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
  • Experience with Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methods
  • Ability to extract component detail from NX, TeamCenter and CoDeP
  • Self-starter with demonstrated problem solving ability
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to summarize and present work to management and cross-functional teams

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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