Chassis Electrical Engineer

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Chassis Electrical Engineer
Ford Motor Company

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Be a part of making smart vehicles for a smart world! At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high-quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees, and the differing perspectives that they bring to the business, are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that focuses on the customer, the quality of our vehicles, the environment with which they interact, and the global community in which we live.
You will lead the development of electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical hardware, and integrated software, used in electrically powered steering systems for autonomous vehicles (AV), including failure mode avoidance, function, degraded mode management, diagnostics, and power requirements. You will work closely with steering, control system, electrical distribution, and supplier engineers to design, develop, validate, and implement electrical hardware and software used in electronic sensors, electrical modules, electric motors, and other steering sub-systems. Additionally, you will lead the development of electrical and electronic specifications and analytical design verification methodology. You will also support the development of the chassis-electrification technology strategy. We are seeking Electrical Engineers in our Dearborn, Michigan location.

  • Lead product development team to design, develop, and validate electrical sensors and electronic modules, and electric motors, including failure mode avoidance, functional and power requirements, degraded-mode management, and diagnostics.
  • Support development of the autonomous vehicle and chassis-electrification technology strategies.
  • Develop work plans to achieve milestone deliverables.
  • Develop supplier capabilities for Driver Assistance Technologies.
  • Create new specifications and confirm designs meet these requirements using a cost-efficient architecture.
  • Support resolution of electrical hardware and software issues.
  • Perform electronics circuit analysis, including worst-case circuit analysis.
  • Maintain system verification documentation.
  • Analyze vehicle CAN communication data and ECU diagnostics
  • Develop bench, hardware-in-the-loop, and in-vehicle testing.
  • Lead development of electrical and electronic analytical verification methodology.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • 1+ year of engineering experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Electronics circuit analysis and worst case circuit analysis experience
  • Experience applying Systems Engineering
  • Troubleshooting experience with electro-mechanical systems
  • Experience with software design, development, and requirements
  • Experience developing and executing test plans
  • Experience applying engineering disciplines for failure mode avoidance
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Passion for quality
  • Laser-focus on improving customer satisfaction
  • Good team work skills

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.