Development Engineer

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


Conduct engine performance and emissions development projects involving gasoline and diesel engine testing on an engine dynamometer testbed



  • Plan and execute engine performance and emissions development programs with guidance from a Sr. Engineer
  • Conducting a detailed thermodynamic analysis of engine performance and emissions test results, prepare technical reports, papers and presentations based on those results
    • P-V diagram analysis for combustion burn rates, mean effective pressure determination, etc.
    • Heat transfer analysis for emissions aftertreatment light off assessment, coolant system heat rejection, etc.
    • Emissions aftertreatment system performance and efficiency analysis using regulated certification drive cycles
  • Concisely summarize test results and data to a reportable format, make recommendations / direct future test plans based on information in these reports
  • Support engine dynamometer test cells with work instructions and test plans that can be used by the technicians to properly set up and execute the scope of a given engine test project
  • Ensure that the test equipment used during each engine test program that he / she is involved with is properly calibrated, meets customer accuracy and repeatability requirements
  • Participate in department continuous improvement activities, including process improvement, efficiency improvement and development of data analysis techniques
  • Collaborate with department manager and / or program management staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost, and timing for engine development quotes
  • Develop a working knowledge of new engine testing technologies that may improve testing operations and increase department efficiency
  • Communicate effectively with project management staff to ensure that project budget, timing and quality requirements of his / her portion of the program scope are being satisfied
  • Prepare project reports, in Microsoft Powerpoint or Word format, for management, clients or potential clients
  • Employees duties are not limited to those stated above, but are inclusive of any tasks assigned by supervisor/manager


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, automotive, or equivalent engineering field
  • One or more years of related experience.
  • Knowledge of internal combustion engines and testing techniques
  • Work effectively with a variety of people such as; management, design, calibration and build engineers, as well as customers and supplier representatives
  • Logical and methodical approach to tasks
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Presentation & public speaking skills
  • Familiarity with industry standard calibration tools preferable (ATI Vision, ETAS Inca, ETAS ASCMO)
  • Experience with advanced plotting packages preferable (Uniplot, MDA, Concerto)
  • Experience with both gasoline and diesel engines



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Facts about the job

Benefits:  Benefits-US/CH_CN_DI_IB_LI_MA_MP_MW_OB_PH
Entry level:  Experienced hires
Part- / Full-time:  Full Time
Functional area:  R&D - Electronics incl. software development

Plymouth, MI, US

Company:  MAHLE Powertrain LLC

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