Vehicle Certification Engineer - Engine & Emissions Testing and Calibration (Onsite)

04_Professionals (technical)
PC04 Eng. Serv. Mot


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Provide the engineering support required to delivery high quality test results from a state-of-the art 4-wheel drive vehicle emissions and electric range certification test cell


  • Plan and execute test programs for light-duty vehicle tailpipe & evaporative emissions and electric range & performance
  • Oversee vehicle test setup, execution, and data reporting processes and provide final sign-off on results being sent to customer
  • Conduct a detailed analysis of vehicle performance and emissions test results to ensure that tests were run with the correct parameter settings, the results are sensible based on the vehicle information provided by the customer, and that tests comply with any applicable regulatory standards and protocols
  • Prepare technical reports, papers and presentations based on vehicle testing results, as necessary
  • Assist customers in guiding program direction based on vehicle test results
  • Support calibration changes / flashing as well as diagnostic system troubleshooting activities
  • Be aware of cell measurement device calibration requirements, work with instrumentation team to implement cell calibrations as required with minimal disruption to cell project work
  • Communicate with vehicle test technicians, calibration engineers, and program management to ensure efficient and successful project delivery
  • Interface with MAHLE’s Calibration, Controls, Engine Development, and Powertrain Dyno Development teams to deliver multi-functional, system level programs
  • Implement process improvements that are in line with cell efficiency/data quality objectives and CARB, US, & global regulations
  • Diagnose instrumentation/ test equipment failures, determine solutions, and identify future precautions to avoid failures, effectively communicate these findings to engineering/customers
  • Provide technical support and training to other employees regarding test bed software configuration, fabrication, testing, technical documentation, data processing and analysis
  • Train technician staff in conducting data quality checks, initial analysis of test results and how to effectively communicate these findings to engineering
  • Maintain a working knowledge of new vehicle certification testing measurement technologies as appropriate to the role
  • Resolve problems using solutions that involve new techniques, technologies, or concepts
  • Observe all safety rules and regulations. Must act safely and be responsible for the safety of others around the work area
  • Work with instrumentation engineers and management to identify and continually develop capabilities that match industry needs
  • Support business development team as needed for vehicle testing programs
  • Maintain awareness of, and meet the requirements of the Company Quality System
  • Operate a test cell as needed by the business
  • Employee’s duties are not limited to those stated above, but are inclusive of any tasks assigned by supervisor/manager


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field from an accredited university is required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in an engine or vehicle emissions development environment is required 
  • Previous engine / powertrain / vehicle calibration and/or Dyno experience is preferred
  • Experience with data acquisition systems and calibration tools, especially INCA, ATI, and OBD scan tools is required
  • Ability to diagnose vehicle issues, utilize OBD scan tools, and setup and record vehicle OBD and / or ECU data is required
  • Familiarity with analyzing and interpreting vehicle emissions and / or range test reports
  • Familiarity with the legislation applicable to emissions testing (Part 86, 1065 and 1066)
  • Familiarity with AVL PUMA test script programming and debugging a plus
  • Understanding of chassis dynamometer operation including testing practices, instrumentation, and calculations
  • Experience preparing data for use in technical reports, presentations, and customer communications
  • Familiarity with CARB, EPA and NHTSA legislative requirements for light duty vehicles
  • Ability to help motivate others and keep technicians engaged on a technical level
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time



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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
Department:  PC04 Eng. Serv. Mot

Plymouth, MI, US

Company:  MAHLE Powertrain (US)

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