Diesel Powertrain Calibration Engineer


On Site
Full Time


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Job Description

Vehicle Powertrain Systems Engineering (VPSE) product development team is looking for qualified candidates to support the powertrain Calibration for Diesel applications. VPSE works in a team environment to help deliver production ready powertrain calibrations on time with efficiency, meet regulatory requirements, and achieve Best in Industry high quality. This position involves evaluating and assessing vehicle attributes, as well as conducting vehicle testing and development at remote locations. This role is located onsite in Dearborn, MI.

This Diesel Powertrain Calibration Engineer position involves evaluating, assessing, testing, & optimizing vehicle attributes.

  • Modify vehicle and powertrain calibrations to meet attributes including emissions, drivability, performance, diagnostics, fuel economy, and NVH. This can be on vehicles and/or in engine dynamometer test cells
  • Responsibilities could include specialization in Engine combustion setpoints, SCR Aftertreatment operation, DPF Regen Mode operation and temperature control, CAN communications, and diagnostics calibration meeting requirements based on robust statistical metrics
  • Perform data analysis and regress model calibrations with large data sets & communicate conclusions
  • Interface with software algorithm suppliers (internal and external) to evaluate new features prior to development process
  • Calibrate and sign-off features for future model year Diesel programs
  • Document progress and methods used to calibrate & validate features within assigned responsibility
  • Use models and simulation to reduce testing and optimize powertrain calibrations
  • Position may require travel to remote development locations (Arizona/Canada/Colorado/Florida) for vehicle testing - approximately 2 weeks per trip and 3 trips per year

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (BSME, BSEE, BSAE, BS Chemical Engineering, BSE Computer Science, BS Computer Engineering)
  • Strong problem-solving skills to drive resolution of sophisticated system issues
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent data analysis capabilities, including statistical knowledge
  • Team player who excels in a collaborative and cross-functional environment
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Valid Driver's license required

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ years experience of powertrain calibration with vehicle and/or dyno testing
  • Master of Science in Engineering; Electrical, Mechanical, or similar
  • Proficient with Matlab and Calibration Tools including ETAS and/or ATI
  • Understanding of Emission Regulatory requirements, including OBD
  • Demonstrated ability to create or invent solutions to new or changing requirements
  • Ability to read and understand powertrain control strategies (C-code & model-based)
  • CAE experience with modeling/simulation to calibrate and optimize engine control features
  • Comprehensive knowledge of internal combustion engines (especially diesels) and effective engine and vehicle test methods

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder...or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including: Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases Tuition assistance Established and active employee resource groups Paid time off for individual and team community service A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time. For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

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This position is a range of salary grades SG6-SG8.

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