Powertrain Engineer Job Description

Powertrain Engineer Job Description

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Powertrain engineer provides methods to evaluate conventional and hybrid vehicle architecture concepts and associated controls concepts using optimization techniques including dynamic programming.

Powertrain Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Develop next generation of hybrid powertrain systems and integrate into vehicle programs
Cross functional collaboration with multiple engineering activities to meet program deliverables
Organize issues for the team and drive resolution
Provide status and feedback to engineering management team(s)
Translate powertrain and vehicle cycle plan requirements into control system designs to achieve program targets
Support in plant prototype through production builds
Lead Design And Release Of Powertrain Cooling Systems That Meet Or Exceed Quality, Cost, Weight, And Functional Requirements
Develop Robust Commodity Work Plans To Support Program Timing And Deliverables As Per GPDS Disciplines
Coordinate With Interfacing Activities Such As PMT/ PAT, Purchasing, Engine, Climate Control, Vehicle Engineering, NVH, HPUT, Calibration, STA And Body Engineering To Drive Compatible/Optimal Designs That Meet QCWF Targets
Lead And Manage All DV Testing

Powertrain Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Powertrain Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: DFSS, OBD, OPEX, PMP, ISTQB, ISO, CARB, MIL

Education for Powertrain Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the powertrain engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Electrical Engineering, Automotive, Technical, Computer Engineering, Manufacturing, Computer Science, Applied Physics

Skills for Powertrain Engineer

Desired skills for powertrain engineer include:

Cutting conditions
Tool geometry and failure modes
Hybrid systems
Powertrains with respect to engines
Electric automotive architectures

Desired experience for powertrain engineer includes:

3 or more years of professional internal combustion Engine Calibration or Controls (software) Experience
Experience with Calibration Tools including Accurate Technologies, inc. (ATI) Vision and Matlab
Working knowledge of SI engines
Previous powertrain calibration and/or strategy experience desired
Familiarity with typical powertrain development instrumentation a plus
Ability to work effectively with engine dynamometer technicians

Powertrain Engineer Examples


Powertrain Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a powertrain engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for powertrain engineer
  • Document Design, Development And Signoffs In Evidence Books And Complete All Required GPDS Documentation
  • Manage APQP/ PSW Process To Achieve A Flawless Launch
  • Design and tune core component installation and component operating environment within the vehicle, in accordance with the installation guidelines / Subsystem Design Specifications
  • Lead component design from concept to production including issue resolution
  • Work within Ford’s Core (advanced) HV Battery Team, along with our production HV battery and the Ford technical community to develop the future generation of mechanical solutions for HV battery systems
  • Lead the Integration of Powertrain Systems (Engine, Transmission, and Powertrain installed commodities) on 2016MY CD539X
  • Manage interface between Program and P/T Engineers from VP through OKTB
  • Applicant will interface with global Engineering teams from the hub and spoke organizations (e.g., Gebze, UK, Dearborn)
  • Lead/Support engineering issue resolution (e.g., AIMS, Fresh Eyes, VoCF, ) at build sites (NMPDC and Oakville)
  • Work collaboratively within PTIM Team, P/T Functions, Other PMT's, Vehicle Program Teams, and Vehicle Operations / New Model Programs
Qualifications for powertrain engineer
  • Data analysis and regression utilizing Excel and other data analysis tools
  • Bachelor Of Science Mechanical Engineering
  • Prior Design & Release Experience Or Working Knowledge Of D&R Processes
  • Proficiency In DFMEA, PFMEA, GDT, WERS, GPDS, AIMS, G8D, Digital Buck/ CATIA, Efdvs, APQP/ PSW Processes
  • Demonstrated Ability To Lead Teams Of Engineers And Designers
  • Good Project Management Skills - Use Of MS Project

Powertrain Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a powertrain engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for powertrain engineer
  • Support design and development of PTI systems that meet or exceed Quality, Cost, Weight, and Functional requirements using disciplined Engineering practices
  • Ensure robust PTI systems sign-off for GPDS milestones and support prototype / pre-launch builds
  • Validate Calibration Matrix and ensure proper homologation documentation available on time to support global export markets
  • Support definition of control system hardware architecture assumptions and specifications to drive core module, software, and wiring harness development
  • Lead development of PTI project plans that support Vehicle Program Plans and vehicle build phases
  • Collaborate with the design, integration, and validation teams to design tests which will validate the functions, interfaces, and interactions of the system
  • Lead the hydraulic circuit design for forward model Powertrain (PT) cooling systems
  • Applicant will deal with a complex Engineering base, in various countries/continents on a daily basis, ensuring robust delivery for cooling circuit designs
  • Successful candidate with have several years of cooling system experience, including an understanding of hydraulic circuit architecture and heat exchanger characteristics & design and basic 1D CAE analysis
  • Deliver objective drivability assessments on Ford electrified (HEV, PHEV and BEV) vehicles for program sign-off
Qualifications for powertrain engineer
  • Strong Problem Solving Skills - G8D, DMAIC
  • Powertrain Design & Release and/or Powertrain Systems Engineering experience, or equivalent experience with large scale, highly complex, multi-disciplinary, cross functional systems engineering and management
  • One to Five years of professional experience in Powertrain Controls Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (EE, ME or related Engineering Discipline)
  • 5+ years minimum of engineering experience
  • 5+ years of experience in Six Sigma, FMA / Robustness, GTDS, Quality, Systems Engineering / Thinking

Powertrain Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of powertrain engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for powertrain engineer
  • Deliver objective drivability benchmarking assessments on competitive vehicles
  • Develop metrics and criteria for drivability program sign-off using objective data and customer feedback
  • Create software tools and analysis methods to streamline electrified powertrain drivability assessments
  • Assist department engineers in conceiving, writing and submitting invention disclosures through Anaqua
  • Track invention disclosure status and ensure timely progression through the submission process
  • Support FGTL attorneys, outside council and department engineers by proofreading and editing patent drafts
  • Coordinate approval and implementation of initial fill engine oils at Ford engine plants
  • Coordinate lubricant related testing in engine dynamometer tests
  • Participate in lubricant related vehicle test programs using chassis dynamometer and vehicle fleets
  • Represent Ford in lubricant industry specification activities
Qualifications for powertrain engineer
  • Experience communicating technical information concisely in executive reviews
  • Black Belt of Master Black Belt preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working globally across cultural and organizational borders to achieve one goal and meet targets highly preferred
  • Knowledge of advanced and forward model development process is preferred
  • Knowledge of powertrain controls and calibration preferred
  • Knowledge of powertrain testing tools, analytical and CAE tools and performance modeling

Powertrain Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of powertrain engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for powertrain engineer
  • Assist in lubricant related product design and manufacturing concern resolution for Powertrain Operations
  • Develop Customer Correlated Requirements and Content to Deliver Best in Class Powertrain Attributes
  • Coach and Support Powertrain Engineering System teams in the development of Robust Designs and Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) on New Technology and Current Model programs
  • Lead Forward Model Failure Mode Avoidance (FMA) process on new programs from Program Start through Program Launch
  • Bridge Global Prevent Recurrence Actions between Current Model and Forward Model Engineering with supporting migration plans
  • Interface with Product Design Managers and Subject Matter Experts in development of Prevent Recurrence Lesson Learned actions to eliminate Failure Modes
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex Powertrain issues to senior product development and quality management
  • Flexibility to handle multiple Powertrain technologies found in Engine, Transmission, Driveline, and Fuel Systems
  • Prioritizing tasks between Forward Model and Current Model deliverables
  • This position is responsible for overall design, procurement and installation of coolant systems and oil mist/dust extraction systems
Qualifications for powertrain engineer
  • Experience in Program Planning, Program Management, powertrain component or system design is preferred
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or Material Sciences with 3+ yrs experience in adhering / bonding / adhesives / joining technologies for metal, polymer and/or composite structures
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering or Material Sciences with experience in adhering / bonding / joining technologies for metal, polymer and/or composite structure
  • Preferred – experience with CAE analysis tools
  • Willingness to support builds onsite at the Ford New Model Product Development Center (NMPDC) the Oakville, Ontario, Canada assembly plant
  • Willingness to work in high pressure environment

Powertrain Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a powertrain engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for powertrain engineer
  • Work with Study Teams to define cost estimates for new model program
  • Gather information necessary for system design, including meeting with the process teams to determine system requirements
  • Lead system design efforts with OEM
  • Lead Architectural Engineering in the design of piping and ductwork systems
  • Assist in performing technical review of bids and voluntary alternatives
  • Reviewing shop and construction drawings
  • Estimate manpower requirements (number & trades) for equipment installation
  • Responsible for system installation over site and system start-up
  • Ensure all program deliverables are achieved (Cost, quality and timing)
  • Ensure robust Powertrain systems sign-off for GPDS milestones and support prototype/pre-launch builds
Qualifications for powertrain engineer
  • Excellent presentation skills with a strong ability to understand all aspects of a powertrain program in order to speak intelligently when representing the entire program and the teams involved in the designing the entire system
  • Experience with AIMS, MCE/FCE, WERS, BOM Validation, vehicle level diagnostics (including flashing calibrations), and Integrator is preferred
  • Developed and applied ability to establish a systems engineering approach to solving problems
  • Three (3) or more years of professional experience in Powertrain Control Systems
  • 2 to 5 years Automotive Systems Experience
  • BSME/BSEE required -MSME/MSEE desired

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