Global Powertrain / Structural Durability Engineer Job

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The Chrysler Quality Organization is currently seeking a Global Powertrain/Structural Durability Engineer to join our Quality team at the Chelsea Proving Grounds. The Engineer - Global Powertrain/Structural Durability professional is responsible for developing all powertrain and structural vehicle durability tests and schedule maintenance to support Chrysler's vehicle testing facilities in Chelsea, Michigan (Chelsea Proving Grounds) and Yucca, Arizona (Arizona Proving Grounds), as well as internationally. The selected individual will have experience in working cross-functionally and possess a broad knowledge of powertrain development, testing, or data acquisition and analysis. The candidate must be high-energy, hands-on individual with strength of convictions -- a self-confident engineer who, in part due to his/her personal presence, style, and demeanor, effectively sells ideas and solutions to others. Moreover, this person must have unquestioned integrity.
As part of our company's performance transformation, we're investing in quality improvements and creating a stronger, centralized Quality Organization. Organized into cross-functional teams, it's a unique Chrysler division consisting of manufacturing, engineering, and supplier quality department members who work together to solve product quality issues and reduce warranty claims. The company has defined six different types of quality and set measurable targets for improvement in each category. Since 2009, the number of employees working on our coordinated quality strategy has increased more than 400 percent. A commitment to quality impacts every corner of the organization and the Quality teams are empowered to improve customer satisfaction.
_This position does not offer relocation assistance - the selected candidate will be responsible for any and all relocations expenses._
The specific responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:
Effectively use statistics to analyze data to meet the stated durability targets
Develop vehicle durability tests to ensure all customer usage durability targets are developed into vehicle level durability test
Collaborate with a team of durability and customer usage engineers as well as durability drivers
Efficiently assess needed data for the development of durability test schedules (i.e. loads, accelerations, displacements, torques...etc.)
Communicate the data acquisition needs across functional groups
Create necessary test schedule procedures and specifications as well as maintain and update test procedures
Provide test schedule information to stakeholders for use in product design
Maintain current in the state-of-the-art vehicle durability testing and recommend/implement necessary improvements to Chrysler testing facilities and procedures
Utilize specialized software (e.g. nCode, Matlab, Excel) to assimilate complex data to assess fatigue damage to develop durability testing
Plan, prioritize, set goals, and manage multiple projects in a technical and business environment
Display effective communication skills to support meetings at all levels of the company, including senior leadership
Establish partnerships both internally and externally and to influence without direct authority
Commitment and dedication in delivering a premier product to the consumer
Represent the "Voice of the Customer" to the platform teams
Drive team success by clarifying expectation and minimizing political hurdles
Demonstrate unwavering commitment to delivering results and champion achievements
Exhibit a willingness to do things differently and consistently translate ideas into actions that deliver results
Possess strong interpersonal skills with ability to work in a team environment
Basic Qualifications:
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
Proficient in statistics and data analysis
Proficient in Microsoft software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project
Possess outstanding teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability at planning, prioritizing, and goal setting
Competency for maintaining multiple projects and developing timelines
High-energy, hands on individual
Product design experience in engines, transmissions, drivelines, chassis or body systems/components
Past quality or product development experience
Testing experience (vehicle, bench, system testing) or equivalent
A working knowledge of nCode, Matlab, Minitab or equivalent software
Preferred Qualifications:
Master's Degree in engineering, quality management desired
5 years minimum industry experience
Experience in collecting sources of customer data to develop tests for component, systems, or vehicles
Prefer communication skills to support meetings at all levels including with Senior Leadership
Chrysler Group 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.
Chrysler takes great pride in fostering an inclusive work environment where employees can leverage strengths, experiences and perspectives. At Chrysler, 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.
Chrysler Group 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.
Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.
Job Number: 1011618
Location: Chelsea, MI
Date Posted: 12-8-2014

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