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High Voltage Development and System Validation Engineer

Job ID: 1037375
Career Area: Engineering & Design
Job Category: Product Design & Engineering-Powertrain
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
48326, US
Date Posted: August 15, 2019
Brand: FCA Group

Job Overview

The High Voltage Development and System Validation Engineer’s job responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Participate in and support DFMEA development
  • Develop function DVP&R based on the below documents related to a specific program
    • AFOD: Attribute Functional Objective Document
    • VF: Vehicle Function Documents
    • CFTS: Component Functional Technical Specification
    • PF: Performance standard
    • SSTS: Subsystem Technical Specification
    • eSTR: Electrified System Technical Requirements
    • CFOs: Powertrain Core Functional Objectives
    • DFMEA: Design Failure Mode Effect Analysis
    • DTC: Diagnostics Trouble Codes
    • Lessons Learned
  • Ensure all developed DVPs are reviewed and approved with the requirements and/or vehicle teams
  • Develop and document DTC test procedures
  • Execute all DVPs assigned to you within the allotted program timing
  • Ensure all test properties are scheduled, built, and commissioned to meet DVP test timing
    • Alert program management if timing discrepancies arise; escalate recovery actions as needed
    • Schedule static cells, drive cells, and other laboratories for testing
    • Ensure shared vehicles are scheduled to meet timing
    • Support dyno and bench (HV, LV, and thermal) commissioning
    • Coordinate and support DRE’s to obtain unique test parts
    • Ensure secondary equipment (control boxes, data loggers, wiring, etc.) are ordered and available on time
  • Support lead DVE for all program specific activities
  • Regularly report out testing status
  • Communicate DVP test failures and concerns to the Lead DVE, DRE, SW and/or calibration engineers, with documentation and data (CAN and INCA logs)
    • Report failures and issues using FCA reporting methods (PITS, GIMS)
    • Support the list of CRs, PITS, and GIMS that are reported and resolved through the HMS and chief engineering meetings
    • Follow up on the issues with the owners to ensure closure
    • Provide any additional data requested by the DREs or issue owners
  • Compile all the DVP&R documents into a combined ‘glide path’ document
  • Establish timing, track progress and document all test activities in the glide path
  • Maintain documentation traceability (origin of requirements through DVP&R, through test report, through data)
  • Perform preliminary assessments of the CAN database, .a2l file, and calibration parameters to confirm signal names, stress parameters, and monitoring parameters for all system testing to be performed
  • Cross-check these variables with those identified in the VF, CFTS, DFMEA, and/or other system DVP&Rs
  • Support all efforts to address RCA and PCA
  • Generate and document new test methods and procedures to support product development and system behavior investigations
  • Document and update all DVPs with procedural and criteria corrections, clarifications, enhancements, and lessons learned



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Physics or a related engineering field from an ABET accredited university
  • Minimum 2 years of engineering experience
  • Experience in high voltage electrical systems/components
  • Experience in automotive/industrial electronics
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills
  • Experience in using INCA, MATLAB, CANalyzer or CANoe

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Applied Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Engineering, or related engineering field from an ABET accredited university
  • Experience in program/project management or as a lead engineer
  • Hybrid or EV development powertrain experience/ exposure or training
  • Basic knowledge of FCA Global Powertrain Development Process (GPD) or similar automotive/aerospace program management processes
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience using Visio



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.

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