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High Voltage Development and System Validation Engineer  
About FCA FCA US LLC, was formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with FIAT Group. The company produces vehicles and products under the Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram, FIAT, SRT, and Mopar® brands. The combined resources, technology, distribution technology, brands, engineering, and manufacturing allow us to compete on a global scale. Our alliance allows us to build on the culture of innovation first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925 and FIAT's complimentary technology whose heritage dates back to 1899.

FCA takes great pride in fostering an inclusive work environment where employees can leverage strengths, experiences and perspectives. At FCA, we believe it is the diversity of talent and perspective that allows us to take a visionary approach, to strategically apply new technologies and forge ahead in our industry in innovation and performance.
Employment Type Full Time
Percent Travel 0-20%
Physical Location Headquarters & Technology Center - Auburn Hills
Job Description

The High Voltage Development and System Validation Engineer's job responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Participate in and support DFMEA development
  • Develop function DVP&R based on the below documents related to a specific program
    • AFOD: Attribute Functional Objective Document
    • VF: Vehicle Function Documents
    • CFTS: Component Functional Technical Specification
    • PF: Performance standard
    • SSTS: Subsystem Technical Specification
    • eSTR: Electrified System Technical Requirements
    • CFOs: Powertrain Core Functional Objectives
    • DFMEA: Design Failure Mode Effect Analysis
    • DTC: Diagnostics Trouble Codes
    • Lessons Learned
  • Ensure all developed DVPs are reviewed and approved with the requirements and/or vehicle teams
  • Develop and document DTC test procedures
  • Execute all DVPs assigned to you within the allotted program timing
  • Ensure all test properties are scheduled, built, and commissioned to meet DVP test timing
    • Alert program management if timing discrepancies arise; escalate recovery actions as needed
    • Schedule static cells, drive cells, and other laboratories for testing
    • Ensure shared vehicles are scheduled to meet timing
    • Support dyno and bench (HV, LV, and thermal) commissioning
    • Coordinate and support DRE's to obtain unique test parts
    • Ensure secondary equipment (control boxes, data loggers, wiring, etc.) are ordered and available on time
  • Support lead DVE for all program specific activities
  • Regularly report out testing status
  • Communicate DVP test failures and concerns to the Lead DVE, DRE, SW and/or calibration engineers, with documentation and data (CAN and INCA logs)
    • Report failures and issues using FCA reporting methods (PITS, GIMS)
    • Support the list of CRs, PITS, and GIMS that are reported and resolved through the HMS and chief engineering meetings
    • Follow up on the issues with the owners to ensure closure
    • Provide any additional data requested by the DREs or issue owners
  • Compile all the DVP&R documents into a combined 'glide path' document
  • Establish timing, track progress and document all test activities in the glide path
  • Maintain documentation traceability (origin of requirements through DVP&R, through test report, through data)
  • Perform preliminary assessments of the CAN database, .a2l file, and calibration parameters to confirm signal names, stress parameters, and monitoring parameters for all system testing to be performed
  • Cross-check these variables with those identified in the VF, CFTS, DFMEA, and/or other system DVP&Rs
  • Support all efforts to address RCA and PCA
  • Generate and document new test methods and procedures to support product development and system behavior investigations
  • Document and update all DVPs with procedural and criteria corrections, clarifications, enhancements, and lessons learned


Position Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Physics or a related engineering field from an ABET accredited university
  • Minimum 2 years of engineering experience
  • Experience in high voltage electrical systems/components
  • Experience in automotive/industrial electronics
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills
  • Experience in using INCA, MATLAB, CANalyzer or CANoe

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Applied Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Engineering, or related engineering field from an ABET accredited university
  • Experience in program/project management or as a lead engineer
  • Hybrid or EV development powertrain experience/ exposure or training
  • Basic knowledge of FCA Global Powertrain Development Process (GPD) or similar automotive/aerospace program management processes
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience using Visio



Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Date Posted Jun 20, 2019
Job Category Product Design & Engineering-Powertrain
Req # 1037375
  FCA US LLC is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.
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