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Mechanical Engagement System Core Engineer

Auburn Hills - Michigan - USA

Jun 15, 2022

Full time


Position              Mechanical Engagement System Core Engineer (Staff Engineer)

Location              Auburn Hills, MI USA Propulsion Technical Center


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A Core Engineer is a technical authority within the Driveline Engineering organization with deep knowledge and expertise in a specific component or function. A Core Engineer uses this expertise to establish and maintain a knowledge database for their technical field consisting of design guidelines, engineering tools, and technical sign-off checklists. A Core Engineer also supports the Business Growth team with innovations, platform designs, and technical roadmaps for their responsible areas and provides design solutions for new business opportunities. The position described below is for a Mechanical Engagement System Core Engineer and includes responsibility for dynamically engaging driveline systems such as Park Lock Systems, Disconnect Systems, and/or Actuation Systems and each component within these systems.


  • Deep technical knowledge of dynamically engaging mechanical systems, their functions, failure modes, safety and performance requirements and the necessary analyses and validation tests for confidence and reliability
  • Deep technical knowledge of various system architectures and actuation methods to properly define the design solution to fit each application and vehicle package constraint.
  • Good working knowledge of electronically controlled actuators, including functions, failure modes, analytical tools, and validation requirements
  • Excellent problem-solving skills for mechanical system quality and performance issues during both validation and warranty to quickly identify root cause and corrective actions
  • Capable of creating the engineering specifications, processes, methods, and tools for both assembly and component-level analysis of each performance requirement
  • Able to determine key interface and assembly requirements and analyze through engineering methods such as tolerance stack calculations
  • Ability to lead a global Center of Expertise (CoE) team
  • Excellent writing, presenting, and training skills to document and share knowledge to the global engineering organization
  • Ability to create engineering process standards such as: design guideline, design criteria checklist, and analytical tools. Maintain and present these documents as necessary.
  • Support the global Driveline Engineering organization as the top technical authority in your field
  • Support new design concepts for new business opportunities
  • Provide a technical roadmap for advanced technology or cost reduction opportunities
  • Create and maintain generic component and/or sub-system DFMEAs and use them to define Special Characteristics and Prevention and/or Detection control actions
  • Assess the technical capabilities of suppliers


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 8 years of related engineering work experience
  • Experience in using a Product Development Process to launch new product designs
  • Experience and/or training in the development and maintenance of DFMEAs
  • Experience and/or training in Root Cause Analysis
  • Self-directed/self-motivated
  • Excellent drive for results with the ability to coordinate projects from start to completion
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Experience using MS Office Tools (Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Project/Teams)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 15 years of related engineering work experience
  • Experience in electric vehicle powertrain or driveline products
  • Manufacturing and assembly process knowledge
  • Experience and/or training in DFM/DFA
  • Experience using TeamCenter PLM system


  • Drive for Results - Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Functional/Technical Skills - Has the functional knowledge and skill to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; Probes all fruitful sources for answers; Can see hidden problems; Is excellent at honest analysis; Looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.
  • Learning on the Fly - Learns quickly when facing new problems; A relentless and versatile learner; Open to change; Analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; Experiments and will try anything to find solutions; Enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; Quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
  • Creativity - Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; Easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; Tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Priority Setting - Spends his/her time and the time of others on what's important; Quickly zeroes in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; Can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; Eliminates roadblocks; Creates focus.
  • Decision Quality - Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
  • Conflict Management - Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.
  • Informing - Provides the information people need to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; Provide individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; Is timely with information.
  • Interpersonal Savvy - Relates well to all kinds of people-up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

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