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Core Mechanical Staff Engineer – Park Systems

Auburn Hills - Michigan - USA

Jan 12, 2022

Full time


Position              Core Engineer – Park Systems

Location              Auburn Hills, MI USA Propulsion Technical Center


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Job purpose        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 Park System Core Engineer and includes responsibility for each component within the park system as well as the overall park system function.

Key responsibilities

  • Deep technical knowledge of park system safety and performance requirements and the necessary analyses and validation tests for confidence and reliability
  • Deep technical knowledge of various park 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 park actuators, including functions, failure modes, analytical tools, and validation requirements
  • Excellent problem-solving skills for park system quality and performance issues during both validation and warranty to quickly identify 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 Excellence 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 park system design concepts for new business opportunities
  • Provide a technical roadmap for advanced technology or cost reduction opportunities
  • Issue CAE requests and provide direction as needed for analysis of systems and components
  • Create and maintain generic component and/or sub-system DFMEAs and use them to define Special Characteristics
  • Create supplier technical assessment forms.

What we’re looking for

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, Masters degree preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of related engineering work experience required
  • Experience in powertrain, driveline and/or 4WD systems is preferred
  • Experience and/or training in the Product Development Process is required
  • Experience and/or training in the development and maintenance of DFMEAs is required
  • Experience and/or training in Root Cause Analysis is required
  • Experience and/or training in DFM/DFA is preferred
  • Manufacturing and assembly process knowledge is preferred
  • Self-directed/self-motivated
  • Excellent drive for results with the ability to coordinate projects from start to completion
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Preferred Software/ Hardware and General Training
  • MS Office (Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Project/Teams)
  • TeamCenter
  • Root Cause Analysis and/or 8D Problem Solving tools
  • Technical Writing
  • CFD Analysis

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