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Powertrain Controls Engineer - Senior #894217
  • Propulsion Controls organization is seeking a Controls Engineer to develop algorithm solutions for next generation Powertrain technologies.
  • We are looking for a candidate with experience in controls and/or system engineering and a strong understanding of powertrain systems, but it is not essential.
  • It is most important to us for a candidate to demonstrate a mindset of continuous learning and a track record of creating things that work.
  • As an organization developing innovative technology, we live by the mottos “Knowledge is not required, but learning is mandatory” and “Knowledge is most valuable when applied”.
  • The candidate should enjoy working on complex technical problems and delivering results that have a meaningful impact on our product.
  • It is our belief that no complex problem can be solved optimally in isolation, so the ideal candidate should prefer to work in dynamic environments with cross-functional, diverse team members.
Controls Engineers are responsible for new feature development, and enhancements to existing algorithms. The Sr. Engineer will work closely with a cross functional team, utilizing various tools (vehicle, HIL, Dyno, Virtual, rapid prototyping) through the V-model software development process to ensure quality and robustness of the production algorithms.
It is the role of the Controls engineer to:
  • interface with systems and calibration to fully understand the requirements
  • Develop implementation strategies
  • Assess compliance & robustness, and ease of calibration
  • Document the impacts against regulatory requirements
  • Implement designs efficiently
  • Validate against requirements in virtual and physical environments throughout the production process.
  • Provide technical guidance/training and act as an expert in his/her field of specialization.
  • Controls algorithm development typically begins as an advanced effort but must ultimately meet program timelines and conform to high level/functional requirements.
  • The successful candidate is expected to ensure their project is on track by developing plans, track progress, and present technical reports to management and project chiefs.
  • He/she will also actively participate in the decision-making process on controls strategy design to achieve functional objectives.
  • Experienced Powertrain Development and Calibration Engineers with enthusiasm for controls development are encouraged to apply.
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent Engineering degree from an accredited university
  • 5+ years of experience in the controls/calibration of gasoline spark ignition engines
  • Excellent knowledge of internal combustion engines
  • Data acquisition experience collecting and processing data
  • Working knowledge of engine development, emissions development, engine technologies and competitive products
  • Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills
  • Good teamwork skills and ability to work independently
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university
  • Experience with overall knowledge of powertrain development (systems, controls, calibration)
  • Proficient with advanced simulation tools
  • Proficient in MATLAB / Simulink
  • Experience in an AGILE/SCRUM environment
  • Experience with Application lifecycle Management (IBM RTC) tools
  • Experience with ASPICE process for software development.
  • Experience with AUTOSAR compliant software architecture.
  • Experience with Proactive/Reactive Quality (DFSS, DFMEA, DVP&R etc..)
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