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Powerpack Pursuit Engineer (2023)


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  50435

We are looking for a technically skilled and highly focused individual to lead the powerpack pursuit activity for Nexteer’s Electronic Power Steering (EPS) and Steer-by-Wire (SbW) technologies.  This position will lead the elicitation of customer requirements and collaborate within the organization to promote understanding by sub-system teams in the development of the powerpack design proposal. The Powerpack Pursuit Engineer will then lead the powerpack discussion with the customer. This opportunity requires frequent customer interactions so excellent technical communication skills are necessary. This position provides the opportunity to be on the front lines in securing new business world-wide for Nexteer utilizing communication, program management, analytical and hands on skills.


Job Description:

  • This position is in Saginaw, Michigan and offers a hybrid work schedule 
  • Lead/optimize/track cross-functional efforts to develop technical solutions that meet pursuit imperatives (technical, commercial, timing, etc.)
  • Lead and negotiate technical solution proposals to Nexteer customers, develop a rapport with the OEM contact that fosters trust and open communication
  • Lead mechanical design / integration of the Powerpack assembly including motor, controller, electrical connectors, overall components and vehicle packaging.
  • Lead requirement assessment and specification management
  • Actively coordinate / interface with the powerpack architecture and core groups
  • Apply new architecture exited technologies and ideas within EPS & SbW, minimize invention
  • Stay abreast of new Steering technologies
  • Provide technical direction to support architecture, core and application team development
  • Assist in designing and building EPS & SbW steering solutions for target demonstration vehicles


Job Requirements:

  • BS in Mechanical, Automotive or Electrical Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Highly effective oral and written communications skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Demonstrated project leadership skills and ability to work independently
  • Innovative and independent thinker
  • Interest in product design, particularly automotive
  • Strong computer application experience in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project
  • Experience in electrical hardware design and analysis (Preferred)
  • General understanding in System approach including motors, controllers, sensors, and software (Preferred)
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes and controls (Preferred)
  • General understanding of Nexteer products (Preferred)



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