Senior Development Engineer (Onsite)

Employer
MAHLE, Inc
Location
Plymouth, Michigan
Posted
Feb 18, 2024
Closes
Feb 22, 2024
Ref
2717842638
Discipline
Engineering
Position Type
Engineer
Specialty
Other
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate
SUMMARY
  • Lead engine performance and emissions development projects involving gasoline and diesel engine testing on an engine dynamometer test bed.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Lead, plan and execute engine performance and emissions development and durability programs.
  • Conducting a detailed thermodynamic analysis of engine performance and emissions test results, prepare technical reports, papers and presentations based on those results
    • P-V diagram analysis for combustion burn rates, mean effective pressure determination, etc.
    • Heat transfer analysis for emissions aftertreatment light off assessment, coolant system heat rejection, etc.
    • Emissions aftertreatment system performance and efficiency analysis using regulated certification drive cycles
  • Concisely summarize test results and data to a reportable format, make recommendations / direct future test plans based on information in these reports
  • Support engine dynamometer test cells with work instructions and test plans that can be used by the technicians to properly set up and execute the scope of a given project
  • Ensure that the test equipment used during each engine test program that he / she is involved with is properly calibrated, meets customer accuracy and repeatability requirements
  • Analyze gasoline and diesel engine performance and emissions technology trends and market demand to plan projects and understand customer requirements that will drive future business
  • Lead and participate in department continuous improvement activities, including process improvement, efficiency improvement and development of data analysis techniques
  • Train and mentor junior engineers/interns on department processes and required technical skills to assist in their career development
  • Collaborate with department manager and / or program management staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost, and timing for engine development quotes
  • Leads quoting activities for customer requests involving gasoline, diesel or electrified powertrain development or durability testing
  • Maintain a working knowledge of new engine testing technologies that may improve testing operations and increase department efficiency
  • Communicate effectively with project management staff to ensure that project budget, timing and quality requirements of his / her portion of the program scope are being satisfied
  • Prepare project reports, in Microsoft Powerpoint or Word format, for management, clients or potential clients
  • Employees duties are not limited to those stated above, but are inclusive of any tasks assigned by supervisor/manager


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, automotive, or equivalent engineering field is required. Master's in mechanical, automotive, or equivalent engineering field is a plus.
  • Five or more years of related experience.
  • In depth knowledge of internal combustion engines and testing techniques
  • Work effectively with a variety of people such as; management, design, calibration and technical staff, as well as customers and supplier representatives
  • Ability to recognize new business opportunities
  • Logical and methodical approach to tasks
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Presentation & public speaking skills
  • Familiarity with industry standard calibration tools preferable (ATI Vision, ETAS Inca, ETAS ASCMO)
  • Experience with advanced plotting packages preferable (Uniplot, MDA, Concerto)
  • Experience with both gasoline and diesel engines


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