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Calibration/Controls Engineer

Auburn Hills - Michigan - USA

Feb 22, 2021

Full time


BorgWarner is a company of independent thinkers who share a passion for the latest vehicle technology, enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, and desire to play a key role in transforming the transportation landscape. 

We engage this talented group of employees with meaningful work, amazing technologies, world-class facilities, and a culture that respects diversity and rewards excellence. It’s an atmosphere that fosters personal growth and allows you to propel your career to the next level. 

At our Propulsion Technical Center in Auburn Hills, MI, we are looking to strengthen our Drivetrain System team with the addition of a:

Calibration/Controls Engineer


Our Position Summary

In this role, the Calibration/Controls Engineer will be tuning and adjusting vehicle, system, and actuator control algorithms for All-wheel drive and drivetrain applications in the support of production projects and concept vehicle demonstrations. This ‘hands-on’ role includes modelling/simulation, integration, test, and tuning of the controls algorithms of BorgWarner AWD products.  The Calibration/Controls engineer will ensure that the controls of BorgWarner’s AWD products are  properly tested and calibrated/tuned to meet customer performance requirements at actuator/bench level, dyno/system level, and vehicle level.

Key Accountabilities                                                                          

  • Work with OEM customer and internal engineering team in product development of Drivetrain products and control systems.
  • Perform AWD Actuator, System, and Vehicle controls tuning to meet performance targets and requirements.
  • Support System Specification based on Customer Requirements.
  • Plan and Execute vehicle test and demonstration events.
  • Responsible for system integration, performance, and validation in vehicle
  • Perform system and control tuning analysis, modeling, and simulation.
  • Execute system/control characterization, testing, and tuning through simulation, laboratory test bench (Hardware-in-the Loop), dynamometer, and vehicle.
  • Support the development and modification of control algorithm requirements, architecture, design, and tests.
  • Update/Create calibration/controls work products and documentation.
  • Develop and Release calibration data sets, and associated reviews and work products according to AWD production project timing requirements and release schedule.
  • Establish, execute, and deliver Calibration ADV Plan for the system/vehicle level validation
  • Work with Customers, other BorgWarner departments, and internal project team members to ensure that program goals are met, schedules are maintained, and problems encountered during the development process are resolved.

Your Profile

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 8+ years of engineering related experience
  • 4+ years of Vehicle and System level tuning/calibration and development experience required; AWD Systems preferred
  • Extensive experience and proficiency with automotive XCP protocol and measurement and calibration tools required; Vector CANape preferred.
  • Proficient at working with Model-Based Development tools.  Matlab Simulink/Stateflow preferred.
  • dSPACE tools and software experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Control Theory preferred
  • Knowledge of embedded software and programming languages preferred
  • Familiarity with automotive drivetrain systems and all-wheel drive coupling functions preferred
  • Familiarity with automotive electrical systems (brush/brushless DC motors, solenoids, relays, electromagnetic coils, switches, indicators, etc.) preferred.
  • Controls, Software, Electrical, and Mechanical system debugging skills required.
  • Excellent Customer interfacing skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

What we offer

  • Responsible and varied tasks in a technically ambitious growth environment
  • Challenging and future oriented projects
  • Experience based individual training and career development
  • Attractive compensation package and benefits


  • Action Orientated
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Customer Focus
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Informing
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Listening
  • Perspective
  • Problem Solving
  • Drive for Results

Equal Employer Opportunity Statement

BorgWarner is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner PTC Safety Policy Manual, which includes the use of equipment, protective devices, or clothing that the employer requires.  This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses.  He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and coworkers.  In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.

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