Sr Development Engineer 1

04_Professionals (technical)
PC04 Eng. Serv., Mot


Lead development projects involving conventional, hybrid, and fully electrified powertrain testing in a laboratory environment.


  • Actively participate in the development of new powertrain calibrations and hardware technologies for future automotive products

  • Independently lead test cell activities by developing work instructions and test plans that can be used by technicians and junior engineers to properly set up and execute the scope of a given engine test project

  • Utilize and create post processing tools to assure data quality and track usefulness of data in generation of final calibration or reports

  • Analyze engine performance and emissions test data from conventional, hybrid, and fully electric powertrains and develop future test plans based on the results

  • Prepare and deliver technical reports to customers and internal management

  • Provide technical contributions in a project team environment and mentor less experienced engineers

  • Survey light duty and heavy duty powertrain technology trends and market demand to plan projects and understand future business requirements

  • Confer with department manager and / or program management staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost, and timing for engine development quotes.



  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and five or more years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others and ability to establish peer relationships

  • Detailed knowledge of modern powertrain systems and relevant testing techniques

  • Ability to prioritize work and resource, and work independently with minimal direction

  • Experience in data analysis and the presentation of testbed results to customer audiences

  • Ability to recognize new business opportunities.

  • Microsoft Office Skills

  • Familiarity with industry standard calibration tools preferable

  • Experience with Uniplot or Concerto plotting packages preferable

  • Experience with analyzing emissions data from both gasoline and diesel engines

  • Integrated Calibration and Application Tool (ETAS INCA) or Accurate Technologies, Inc. (ATI) Vision calibration tools experience



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Facts about the job

Entry level:  Experienced hires
Functional area:  R&D - Electronics incl. software development

Plymouth, MI, US

Company:  MAHLE Powertrain, LLC

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