FASTTEK GLOBALpowered by Fast Switch - Great Lakes
(734) 744-9373
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Vehicle Performance Engineer – Intermediate #892734
Job Description:
The Vehicle Performance Engineer - Intermediate (VPE) will be responsible for voice of the customer development, setting technical objectives, development / validation testing for an assigned vehicle project. The VPE will lead a functional area (Body, Interior, or Electrical) and will be responsible for the development and execution for that functional area on a specific vehicle project.  The VPE will establish Vehicle Functional Objectives and Validation Plans (DVP&R).  The VPE will support new feature integration and will participate in tech clubs to ensure consistent execution across other vehicle lines. The VPE will lead the issue resolution process as required by pulling together cross functional engineering teams to identify the root cause and establish corrective action plans.  Additionally, the VPE will lead / support ride and drive events, overnight evaluations, validation trips and pilot build activities.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Interact with cross functional teams to communicate performance status and discuss issue resolution
  • “Hands-On” vehicle activities such as: testing, inspection, interrogation
  • Benchmarking of internal fleet or competitive set
  • Work with shops to manage vehicle updates
  • Track vehicle performance progress using internal scorecard documents and systems
  • Present uapdates to senior leadership at weekly escalation meetings
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • 2 years of relevant automotive product development experience.
  • Experience working with automotive components / systems / vehicles
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft computer software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc).
  • Strong communication skills with all levels with the ability to simplify technical issues into meaningful conclusions and recommendations.
  • Ability to work in a team, build good working relationships and gain consensus
  • Self-motivated, able to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Valid driver’s License
Preferred Requirements:
  • Master of Science in Engineering
  • Understanding of Autonomous Driving and Electrified Propulsion SystemsExperience releasing components
  • Understanding of engineering issue resolution process (root cause, containment, corrective action)
  • DFSS Green / Black Belt Certification
  • Understanding of automotive development and validation process
  • Experience with Manufacturing Assembly and quality
  • Strong understand of the entire vehicle and systems engineering
Additional Info:
At FastTek Global, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories. Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve and have a little fun along the way.
We have been doing this with pride, dedication and plain, old-fashioned hard work for 24 years!
FastTek Global is financially strong, privately held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.
We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things and we do them for Fortune 10, Fortune 500, and technology start-up companies.
Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefit options you can choose the benefits you need or want, options include:
  • Medical and Dental (FastTek pays majority of the medical program)
  • Vision
  • Personal Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Long Term Disability (100% paid)
  • Life Insurance (100% paid)
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match
Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.
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