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Senior Lead Engineer - Powertrain

Austin, Texas
Essential Job Functions: 
  • Lead design and release of efforts for automotive hybrid solutions including mechanical and electromechanical systems for Class 8 truck applications
  • Work with internal team and suppliers to manage requirements, specifications, timing, costs, and validation plans to ensure that product objectives are met
  • Create, modify, and release mechanical designs for manufacturability, assembly, serviceability, and cost. Generate solid models and engineering drawings with appropriate GD&T in accordance with ASME Y14.5-2018 as needed.
  • Ensure that products meet all functional and performance targets, as well as necessary safety and emission compliance requirements
  • Lead the development of key quality and validation documentation including FMEAs, DVP&Rs to establish key failure modes and develop associated product validation plans
  • Create and manage project plans for assigned components and sub-systems
  • Work with business development team to Interpret customer requirements and develop system and sub-system product specifications
  • Support VAVE activities to reduce overall costs
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:
  • Strong follow-through and self-starting nature
  • Thorough understanding of automotive powertrain and drivetrain components and systems; Class 8, heavy duty truck, and electric vehicle experience preferred
  • Proven expert in automotive industry and associated toolset expertise. Capable of providing design direction to the engineering team on core mechanical design principles.
  • Strong experience with fabrication techniques including sheet metal forming, machining, casting, and high-volume manufacturing methods
  • Proven experience in designing components, bolted joints, sealing systems, etc. to last in harsh environments exposed to vibration, ice, salt spray, dirt, debris, etc.
  • Experienced in design, modeling, specification, and component selection for thermal systems; experience with automotive HVAC and refrigeration systems is a plus
  • Experience in FEA (finite element analysis) for structural analysis
  • Understanding of vibration (including modal, random, static, and sinusoidal) and vibration reduction strategies highly advantageous
  • Ability to read, understand and generate engineering drawings and specifications, including a strong knowledge of GD&T
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing with customers (internal and external), to address their needs promptly and to follow through on commitments
  • Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions
  • Position will involve travel (10% of time) to visit hardware and manufacturing suppliers to support launch programs
  • Ability to work well in a high-paced environment, set and meet appropriate deadlines
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 10+ Years of Experience in similar engineering roles
Preferred Qualifications/Skills:
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience in design of electrified powertrain systems
  • Experience in CAD system (Inventor / CREO preferred)
Physical Demands: 
  • Occasionally lift and/ or move up to 30 pounds.

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