At FCA, we want to empower you to bring your best. That is why we strive to create an environment where our core values of Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Cooperation, and Responsibility can thrive. At FCA, you will work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with people who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit and work together as a team to continually think bigger and bolder.
FCA is currently seeking a Powertrain Dynamics and Vehicle Integration CAE Engineer who will be responsible for working with engine, transmission, driveline/axle, eMotor and vehicle chassis design release engineers to develop efficient designs to ensure smooth torque transfer and minimize vibrations. The selected candidate needs to develop engine cranktrain, FEAD (Front End Accessory Drive) and transmission/driveline torsional models and 3D multi-body powertrain/vehicle integration dynamic models for dynamic response under various operating conditions. The candidate needs to work with other functional areas such as engine performance and powertrain control/calibration engineers to improve vehicle dynamics, NVH, and durability performance. The candidate will use virtual simulation to identify potential design issues and risks to find system solutions. The candidate is responsible to plan and execute CAE work to meet program functional objectives and program timing.
- Development of vehicle and powertrain dynamics modules using MATLAB & Simulink
- Powertrain driveline torsional analysis using MBD models to develop isolation systems using Simdrive
- Powertrain vibration/durability/noise evaluation under combustion, cranktrain, valvetrain/timing drive and FEAD excitation using AVL-Excite
- Integrating powertrain and driveline models in vehicle dynamics Adams model to evaluate response under transient events such as gear shifts, step torque, regeneration braking and start/stop conditions
- A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field from an ABET accredited university or equivalent
- Demonstrated knowledge and industry experience with powertrain systems
- College level courses completed must include Mechanics (Statics and Dynamics), Mechanical Vibration, Mechanical Engineering Design, Mechanism Design and Control Theory
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Self-motivated with demonstrated problem solving skills
- Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in Dynamics and/or Vibrations from an ABET accredited university or equivalent
- Demonstrated experience in leading design and solving problems in powertrain and vehicle dynamic systems
- Experience with basic Engine Design and Vehicle Dynamics