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Vehicle Dynamics Engineer (2021)

Location: 

Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  42698

We are looking for a candidate who has a passion for vehicles.  This position will allow the candidate to get behind the wheel of many vehicles to evaluate and tune the steering characteristics.  The candidate will work on all aspects of electric steering systems, including mechanical, electrical, software, diagnostics, safety, etc.  The ideal candidate can evaluate and understand the nuances of steering feel and control, and articulate performance metrics with the customer.  This position involves driving vehicles at Nexteer and OEM customer test track sites.    

 

Description:

  • Evaluate and tune vehicle steering characteristics
  • Develop calibrations at bench and vehicle level
  • Understand customer vehicle performance metrics and targets – both objective and subjective
  • Understand EPS (Electric Power Steering) controls and tuning parameters necessary to achieve targets
  • Advance the development of EPS calibrations prior to vehicle prototype through virtual & bench tools.
  • Contribute to the development of new steering feel and tuning algorithms
  • Diagnose and correct deficiencies in designs and prototypes
  • Mentor other engineers in steering feel & handling evaluations
  • Effectively integrate all aspects of a design through the use of multi-disciplinary engineering
  • Assist in system testing and verification activities
  • Assist in maintaining cost controls
  • Stay abreast of new technology

 

Job Requirements:

  • 2+ years of relevant experience 
  • Advanced driving and vehicle evaluation skills
  • Strong communication skills and a desire to work with people
  • Skilled in problem solving techniques
  • Strong organization and documentation abilities
  • Knowledge of system synthesis, analysis, and verification techniques
  • General competency in all core fields (mechanical, electronics, controls, computer hardware and software) is preferred
  • Background in automotive engineering and chassis systems (steering, braking, suspension) is preferred
  • Strong computer skills, especially in spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and knowledge of simulation tools (e.g. Matlab/Simulink) is preferred
  • Knowledge of project management processes and tools is preferred
  • Ability to travel to OEM customer locations (Domestic & International)

 

Education:

Bachelor - Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women

 

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

 

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Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities: If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call 1-989-757-5000. Please provide your contact information and details about the posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need an accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned.

 


Nearest Major Market: Saginaw