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Powertrain and Cooling Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI 48310

Posted: 01/11/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Number: 41277 Pay Rate: 65.00

Job Description

Powertrain and Cooling Engineer (5-7 years experience)
The Powertrain Engineer will lead all design, analysis, and test efforts towards the development of powertrain and cooling systems for vehicle programs.  The individual will also work closely with others in the development of vehicles from concept stage to full production. Also, the engineer will play an active role in resolving problems during the production and testing phase of the vehicle life cycle.
Description of Work:
  • Develop integrated powertrain and cooling solutions for wheeled and tracked vehicle platforms
  • Work with suppliers towards the development of subsystems and components for the powertrains and cooling systems
  • Identify subsystem and component requirements and provide direction to the analysis teams
  • Actively support new product development teams in defining feasible concept solutions
  • Develop integration approach and provide direction and guidance to peers in this regard
  • Create test plans and actively lead or guide subsystem level testing
  • Prepare and present information to leadership on the project progress and design solutions
  • Interface with the Government customer and project office as needed in support of vehicle programs
  • Direct and oversee CAD model development and drawings
  • Direct and interpret structural analysis and CFD analysis
  • Address cost, reliability, maintainability, safety, and human factors in the development of the design
  • Handle programs on a very tight schedule and budget with complexity
  • Assure customer expectations are met and exceeded
Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in a related role is desired
  • Established knowledge on engines, transmissions, generators/motors, heat exchangers, and fans
  • Experience in CAD and advanced simulation tools such as Pro-Engineer, Matlab-Simulink
  • Experience with conventional and advanced powertrains, such as hybrid-electric powertrains, is desired
  • Excellent analytical skills to appropriately size subsystems and components
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Mind-set to work collaboratively in a team environment for program success
  • Ability to improve existing processes in order to improve efficiency and speed
  • Excellent skills to develop technical documents and provide oral communication
  • Primary office work with occasional travel to vendor, production plants, and test locations
  • Ability to work occasional weekends, evenings and overtime is required
  • May require the candidate to be able to climb on/off, work in, and work around military vehicles.  ASR requirements need to be meet.
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. security clearance if needed.

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