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Powertrain Engineer-- with Cost and Warranty reduction

PDS Tech Inc. is seeking a Powertrain Engineer-- with Cost and Warranty reduction experience, in  Ann Arbor, MI.


The primary responsibilities of this role are cost and warranty reduction of engine components and systems:

Iterative design of in-production engine systems and components for the purposes of cost reduction (VA) and warranty reduction.

Prototyping, evaluation, design release and localization of these components

Warranty analysis of in-production engine systems and components
  • Using your knowledge of the client Design Process and Standards, outputting typical design team deliverables such as 3D models, 2D drawings, technical reports and instruction sheets.
  • Attending routine Design Reviews and reporting the key metrics of your design.
  • Developing counter-measures to achieve design targets such as cost reduction, warranty reduction, mass and fatigue strength based on evaluation and quotation results.
  • Support assembly plant QE with warranty analysis and root cause analysis.
  • Building relationships with key stakeholders (such as drivetrain and vehicle design, TMC engine design, purchasing, supplier development and assembly plants).
  • Process improvements, advancing EDE’s design process capability to improve quality and on-time delivery of design deliverables.
  • Benchmarking similar designs to ensure our competitiveness.


Requirements & Qualifications:

  • 3+ years in automotive design/development
  • Demonstrated experience in engine component and system cost reduction (VA/VE) and warranty reduction
  • Bachelor of Science (or above) with a Mech Eng major.
  • Demonstrable CAD skills and a strong understanding of GD&T
  • Proficiency with Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Strong knowledge of conventional powertrains.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Team-oriented thinking and a “can-do” attitude.

Additional Skills:

  • Master’s Degree in engineering.
  • Experience in detail design of ICE peripheral services such as lubrication system, belt system and timing chain cover, fuel system, cooling system, intake and exhaust system,
  • Experience with CREO, Windchill, and typical powertrain CAE design software (FEA, CFD, GT Power or similar).
  • Hands-on experience with engine/powertrain assembly
  • Expertise in GD&T and typical ICE manufacturing methods
  • A working knowledge of DRBFM.
  • A working knowledge of Quality Management and Supply Chain Management principles
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment.

Job Number: 1910109300
Job Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 11/20/2019
Last Updated: 12/06/2019
Attention: Michelle Parrott
Address: 3201 CHERRY RIDGE DR STE A103
City, State: SAN ANTONIO, TX 78230-4824
Phone: 210/524-1496
800 Phone: 866/570-1503

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