Lead Systems Engineer - Thermal

American Axle
Detroit, Michigan
Jan 29, 2024
Feb 25, 2024
Engineering, Systems
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
American Axle & Manufacturing has openings for Lead Systems Engineer - Thermal at its ATDC facility in Detroit, Michigan.

Job duties include:
1. Review and assess customer specifications impacting thermal management system (TMS) including heat exchanger, pump, and fluid delivery system.
2. Lead design development of TMS architecture for eAxles by defining component requirements and system design, including filters, pumps, fluid passages, orifice sizing, heat exchangers, and consideration of fluids.
3. Optimize TMS design by conducting simulation model iterations with MATLAB Simulink.
4. Define, and gain cross-functional team approval for component designs, including cost, feasibility, tolerances, GD&T, and component and system stacks.
5. Direct CAD designers to develop design, including 3D models and 2D drawings, and check and approve models and drawings for release.
6. Own the TMS BOM and oversee part procurement and manufacturing in the prototype phase.
7. Direct creation of TMS DFMEA by providing potential failures and recommended actions and ensure that tests and specifications identified by DFMEA are implemented in DVP&R and in the design.
8. Direct creation of DVP&R items for TMS and assess DVP&R results per customer requirements.
9. Support system and sub system, including inverter, eMachine, cooling pump, and fluid channels, validation activities, such as characterization, calibration, and defining limit samples.
10. Perform design review based on test results, decide on changes to design, and provide final sign-off for design release.
11. Present thermal management system design, risks, feasibility studies, performance against customer and internal requirements, and simulation and test results to management.

Position requires: Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or foreign equivalent education, and 5 years post baccalaureate progressive experience working in the Automotive Electrification Industry in the position of Senior Engineer, Product Engineer, Associate Product Engineer, Design Engineer, Associate Design Engineer, or other Engineering positions. 5 years' experience is required in each of the following:

1. Translating customer requirements into sub-system and component specifications for thermal management components including heat exchanger, pump, and fluid delivery system.
2. Running thermal management simulations to verify and optimize system design parameters.
3. Releasing components of the design by defining dimensions and tolerances, GD&T, performing dimensional stacks, and checking and signing off on CAD models and drawings.
4. Lead contributor of failure mode content of DFMEA for TMS.
5. Directing TMS DVP&R ensuring that tests and specifications identified by DFMEA and customer requirements are validated.
6. Leading TMS cost reduction initiatives with cross-functional team.

Experience may be obtained concurrently.

Applicants should apply online at ad reference Job ID# JREQ-208553