At FCA, we want to empower you to bring your best. That’s why we strive to create an environment where our core values of Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Cooperation, and Responsibility can thrive. At FCA, you’ll work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with people who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit and work together as a team to continually think bigger and bolder. The Torque Security VRT (Vehicle Reaction Test) Engineer is responsible for designing, coordinating and conducting the Torque Security safety audit for new powertrain applications for both spark ignited engines and electrified powertrain systems. The Engineer will plan, then conduct or supervise, a highly detailed series of electrical and CAN fault injections designed to test the Torque Security system’s capacity to detect failures and perform the necessary remedial action. The engineer will generate reports, conduct test concern reviews with feature calibrators, and assist in investigations into software/logic errors uncovered during testing. The Engineer will manipulate and utilize large and complex sets of engine mapping data to analyze and solve complex system problems as they relate to functional safety. He/she will work cross functionally with engine development, powertrain controls and vehicle teams to identify solutions that achieve program requirements. The candidate should expect to travel 1-3 weeks throughout the year for system validation/verification. The VRT core test team is located at Chelsea Proving Grounds in Michigan but assists and trains other regions around the world to perform this vital function.
- Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or an equivalent Engineering degree from an accredited university
- Minimum of one engineering internship during studies in a related field, Formula SAE experience, automotive experience or calibration/testing experience
- Fundamental knowledge of internal combustion engines and powertrain calibration
- Working knowledge of calibration tools (INCA /ATI), emissions regulations, and powertrain technologies
- Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills
- Self-motivated and proactive
- Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including PowerPoint presentations to upper management
- Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering from an accredited university
- 3+ years of experience in engine development, powertrain systems development /engine calibration /control systems development / diagnostics within the automotive industry
Calibration process knowledge using design of experiments and advanced optimization techniques
- Proficient in advanced simulation tools
- Proficient in Matlab / Simulink
Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.
As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.