Product Development Engineer (Transmission/HEV Tester)

Location: Livonia, Michigan US


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Job Number: 8132

External Description: Ford Product Development is Using Design Thinking and User Experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that will delight our customers. Our employees are laser-focused on bringing innovative, exciting, and balanced ideas to life. From autonomy and electrification, to smart-mobility technologies, our Product Development teams around the world are working together with excitement to make smart vehicles for a smart-world.

An Axle and Transmission Development Laboratory (ATDL) Test Engineer is responsible for designing, delivering, and directing test systems to satisfy Transmission and Driveline Engineering (TDE) and HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) design verification requirements in support of all milestones and sign-off requirements. You work hand-in-hand with D&R and CAE engineers, along with test equipment vendors, to support the company's product testing needs. This broad responsibility provides the ability for the engineer to develop and implement a wide product testing skill set.

What you'll be able to do:

  • Own the installation, set-up, execution and post test data processing for testing
  • Providing direction to Test Technicians to aid in the performance of DV testing
  • Translating test request requirements into written test request protocol
  • Assisting technicians in the daily execution of testing
  • Leading test site troubleshooting efforts
  • Working with D&R engineers to develop and refine DV test methods
  • Operating ATI/ETAS systems and analyzing fault codes
  • Optimizing existing test processes and methods to achieve BIC efficiency and quality, including converting existing processes to automated (autonomous) operation
  • Developing capital test equipment projects
  • Formulating new testing methods
  • Authoring specification and statement of work documents
  • Building financial and business rationale, obtaining cost estimates
  • Developing project timing plans
  • Leading test equipment projects, including tracking and managing cost, timing, and equipment installations, and leading activities with equipment vendors and skilled trades
  • Working with existing test system software to develop test processes and programs to satisfy DV testing needs, following CETP and custom test requirements
  • Handling test data, including QC'ing of data, and assisting test customers with the delivery and analysis of data

The Minimum Requirements We Seek:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • 6+ months of experience (internship or coursework also permitted) in engineering work in, at least, one of the following areas:
    • Problem solving
    • Product development
    • Model based design
    • Matlab
    • Testing of some type (performance, system, integration, usability, design, security)
    • Programming machines
  • 3.0 overall GPA or higher
  • Graduation date before December 2021
Our Preferred Requirements:
  • 3+ years proven experience with automotive or aerospace electrical systems
  • 2+ years of experience with programming machines
  • 2+ years of experience with instrumentation measurement systems, particularly transducers and their operation - temperature, acceleration, pressure, fluid flow (coursework, internship, co-op experience allowed)
  • 2+ years of experience using data collection and communication systems with their operations such as ADACS, ATI/ETAS, CAN, etc.
  • Experience with mechanical and electrical operation of automatic transmissions
  • Experience in test laboratories
  • Work independently and with schedule flexibility
  • Strong analytical, oral and written skills
  • MS Office and LABVIEW skills
  • Ambitious, self-starter with the ability to work collectively in a team environment
What you'll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you can help us redefine the future of automotive, we'd love to have you join us!

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Job Number: 53472BR

Community / Marketing Title: Product Development Engineer (Transmission/HEV Tester)

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