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Advanced Emissions Calibration Lead Engineer Job, Chelsea, MI

Job Number: 1028005

Location: Chelsea, MI

Date Posted: 6-1-2017


The Advanced Emissions Calibration Lead Engineer will be responsible for developing emissions systems to meet future emissions standards (e.g. TIER3, California LEV III, Euro6, China6, etc.) for future powertrain applications. Development activities will focus on calibration, exhaust/catalyst technologies (including gasoline particulate filters), sensor technologies, controls strategies, and overall system integration of these technologies into the vehicle. The Advanced Emissions Calibration Lead will demonstrate proof-of-concept solutions to prove Powertrain functional objectives are satisfied. Projects will utilize engine, powertrain, vehicle chassis dynamometers and/or simulation/modeling to make physics-based decisions.
Job responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Lead other emissions calibration engineers within the advanced emissions team and operate as a go-to person for emissions calibration related topics including fielding questions from production calibration, engine chiefs, and senior leadership
  • Key technical advisor in PT emissions related center of excellence/competency meetings/forums including communicating on-going advanced project investigations, findings, and recommendations
  • Ensure global alignment of projects and calibration best practices
  • Develop emissions systems solutions for future high efficiency powertrains including: system trade-offs for cost, performance, complexity, etc., while meeting all overall vehicle system requirements
  • Ensure proper integration of emissions system components such as advanced catalysts and exhaust sensor technologies into future powertrains by communication of emissions system and component levels functional requirements to Powertrain engineering and management teams
  • Plan, test, analyze, and solve complex system problems as they relate to the entire powertrain system to meet key objectives such as: performance, emissions, diagnostics, NVH, quality, fuel economy, etc.
  • Define and direct multiple externally based technology development projects at both suppliers and/or universities to meet emissions system critical needs
  • Investigate new innovative emissions system technologies such as advance catalysts (GPF, HC Traps, EHCs, etc.) and advanced exhaust sensors (PM, WRO2, Temperature, Pressure, etc.)
  • Direct/schedule day-to-day activities of engine/PT dynamometer or vehicle based testing, which may include interaction with technicians and support engineers
  • Apply appropriate procedures and methodologies for project management (planning, scheduling, DVP&R, DFMEA and reporting of findings) to reach project deliverables including use of tools such as: MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Support quality improvement efforts, share lessons learned, and perform benchmarking analysis

This position will report directly to manager and operate under the general direction of the department senior manager.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent from an ABET accredited university
  • 10 years of experience in gasoline engine emissions calibration
  • Experience with the following: development and calibration of port and direct fuel injected spark ignition engines, powertrain systems calibration development, OBD calibration, and engine calibration
  • Experience as a technical lead/specialist in an emissions calibration role
  • Skilled in data acquisition and analysis including use of MATLAB and Simulink
  • Working knowledge of engine analysis and calibration tools, emissions regulations, engine technologies and competitive products
  • Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills
  • Great teamwork skills as well as ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead and mentor less experience engineers
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Keen interest in exploring new technologies
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Experience with Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) proactive engineering methods
  • Ability to travel up to 20% to FCA facilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university
  • In-depth knowledge of catalyst technologies as it relates to TWC, GPF, HC Traps, EHCs, etc.
  • 5 years in a lead emissions calibration role 

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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