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Fiat Chrysler Automobile Engine Controls Development Engineer in Detroit, Michigan

Engine Controls Development Engineer

Job ID:1036513

Career Area:Engineering & Design

Job Category:Product Design & Engineering-Powertrain



Date Posted:April 16, 2019

Brand:FCA Group

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Job Overview


The Gasoline Engine Controls Development Engineer is responsible for new feature development, and enhancements to existing algorithms. The Engineer will work closely with a cross functional team, utilizing various tools (vehicle, HIL, dyno, virtual, rapid prototyping) through the V-model software development process to ensure quality and robustness of the production algorithms. The role of the Controls Engineer is to interface with systems and calibration to fully understand the requirements, develop implementation strategies, assess and document the impacts against regulatory requirement, markup models and ensure the design meets functional/operational requirements, and validate the design during the production process.

Controls algorithm development typically begins as an advanced effort, but must ultimately meet program timelines and conform to high level/functional requirements. The successful candidate is expected to ensure their project is on track by developing plans, track progress, and present technical report to management and project chiefs. He/she will also actively participate in the decision making process on controls strategy design to achieve functional objectives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent Engineering degree from an accredited university

  • 2 years of experience in the controls/calibration of gasoline spark ignition engines

  • Good knowledge of internal combustion engines

  • Data acquisition experience collecting and processing data

  • Working knowledge of engine development, emissions development, engine technologies and competitive products

  • Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills

  • Good teamwork skills and ability to work independently

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university

  • Experience with overall knowledge of powertrain development (systems, controls, calibration)

  • Proficient with 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.

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