Vehicle dynamics simulation engineer

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Website FCA

The Product Engineer for the Vehicle Dynamics Virtual Analysis is responsible for supporting vehicle programs with analysis/optimisation of suspension/steering sub-system kinematics/compliance as well as full vehicle ride/handling characteristics. The selected candidate will work interactively with the physical test community to correlate virtual analysis results with objective data. Responsibilities include definition of component recommendations to meet vehicle level targets, as well as validation / development of component specifications to guide refinement of vehicle level performance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent from an ABET accredited or equivalent programme
  • 5 years of engineering experience
  • Solid understanding of system/component design/development processes
  • Familiarity with processes and simulation techniques associated with suspension/steering/brake system kinematics/compliance/vibration studies, vehicle dynamics assessments, component structural analysis, and numerical optimisation
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, and the ability to coordinate activities with the extended team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to develop custom routines (Visual Basic, ADAMS command files, ADAMS/car templates, MATLAB, etc.) to support process enhancement and standardization
  • Experience with Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&R)
  • Experience with Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
  • Experience with Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methods
  • Ability to extract component detail from NX, Teamcenter and CODEP
  • Self-starter with demonstrated problem-solving ability
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to summarize and present work to management and cross-functional teams

 

Our benefits reflect the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

 

As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.

 

To apply for this job please visit careers.fcagroup.com.

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