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Calibration Engineer - Electrified Powertrain

Location: 

Northville, MI, US

Req ID 38351 | Northville, United States

  

Position Summary:  The Calibration Engineer is responsible for executing moderate to complex data calibration activities and coordinating the implementation of full-life cycle product development programs to ensure the on-time delivery of reliable SW releases which meet customer specifications and maintain company standards.  


Position Responsibilities: 

  • Perform applications engineering (i.e. controls, calibration, electronics, testing or software) activities and related analysis as required to support key customers.
  • Initiate and complete parameterization of subsystems and functions for the passenger car transmission within the overall vehicle environment and within the test laboratory.
  • Achieve ideal shifting comfort and ideal spontaneity due to customer request and requirements.
  • Develop calibration and testing processes, tools, procedures, and technical solutions for implementation of product development initiatives or software/electronic calibration activities.
  • Work with ZF engineering teams (project management, design, test, and resident) and departments within global R&D to implement strategies and/or initiatives in North America.
  • Perform root cause analysis and error correction of system-level problems relating to software and electronic control issues. 
  • Create functional concepts and design software functions (i.e. shift quality, interfaces, diagnosis, etc.).
  • Provide analytical guidance and technical expertise for root cause investigations and special testing scenarios to resolve customer complaints.  
  • Develop best practice guidelines based on product development strategies to improve performance and customer resolution methods; eliminate redundancies in data processing within software.
  • Participate in prototype development and testing, including test drives to ensure optimal software/hardware calibration and shifting experience.
  • Develop and implement test plans and test cases for system-level vehicle calibration.  
  • Ensure departmental compliance with all IATF16949 policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • 3-4+ years of engineering experience (includes co-op and/or internship experience)
  • Experience with electromechanical systems design, troubleshooting, and repair
  • Experience with automatic transmission electronic control systems development and/or software calibration/testing processes
  • Understanding of data acquisition, analysis, and statistical methods
  • Experience in DFMEA’s and DVP’s
  • Broad knowledge of technical landscapes with special regards to applications engineering and product testing/design/development
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to interface with key customers, cross-functional teams, and all levels of personnel/management
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

*Ability/willingness to travel both domestically and internationally (up to 25%)    

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

•    Knowledge of 5S and Six Sigma problem-solving methodology
•    2+ years of project management 
•    2-3 years of applications engineering experience with a focus on automotive transmissions
•    Experience using Axalant
•    Knowledge of computer software related to engineering applications
•    IATF16949 awareness training
•    German and/or Spanish Language Skills

 

Be part of our ZF team as Calibration Engineer - Electrified Powertrain and apply now!

 

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ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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