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Powertrain Design Release Engineer - Intermediate - PSP - JP4323 (1234981)

Windsor, Ontario


The Powertrain Design Release Engineer is responsible for the design, development and release of components and subsystems in conventional Automatic and Hybrid Transmissions.

Main Design Release Engineer Objectives:

Important to note the manager is not looking for Designers. The candidates would have Product Engineer on their resume as that is the term that is commonly used elsewhere. 

Develop technical requirements for components and subsystems of conventional automatic and hybrid transmissions

Evaluate designs to the "engineering best practice" documents

Develop DFMEAs and access designs for failure modes robustness

Develop DVP&R plans to validate design changes

Develop Tools, Test Procedures and Acceptance Criteria for transmission components

Collaborate appropriate Design Detailing and CAE activities for design updates and or new designs

Support manufacturing on production related issues

Generate and implement cost reduction ideas

Participate in warranty/cost reduction meetings and develop solutions for warranty issues

Conduct root cause analysis of transmission failures and identify the root cause/s

Collaborate with transmission systems group to address and support any failures using the appropriate tools and processes

Provide guidance and direction to suppliers through resourcing, process or sourcing changes, and development using the appropriate change management system


Requirement is not to locate in the Windsor area.

The requirement is to be able to work at ARDC site as needed.

This may involve days at a time or short notice visits.

Must be able to have transportation/location to meet these needs.

Please add the GPA on the resumes.

Occasional driving to meetings in the Detroit area (pick up parts, look at parts, etc).   State on the resume where 
the candidate resides (i.e. Windsor, Toronto).   

Preferred Requirements:

Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Chemical or Computer Engineering, or related Engineering field from an ABET accredited university

3-5 years of automotive engineering experience in product development design and release with a minimum of 2 years of powertrain experience

Relevant experience in engineering die cast aluminum components, park system components (pawl, gear, rod assembly, etc), and seals.

Competent in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GDT)

Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

Excellent work ethic, organization skills, and communication skills

Master's degree in an engineering related field

Working knowledge of NX/Teamcenter

Design for Six Sigma certification

Experience and working knowledge of automatic transmission and driveline components

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