Climate Control Lead, Electrified Vehicles

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Climate Control Lead, Electrified Vehicles
Ford Motor Company

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Position Description/Overview

We are seeking exceptional candidates to join our growing team! Electrified vehicles are an important part of Ford’s future and we are looking for the best and brightest. The role will require creativity, critical thinking, systems approach, and a “get it done” attitude, to enable Ford to be a leader in electrified mobility. As the Climate Control Lead, you will be an integral member of our team in helping to craft and shape a critical system for the electric vehicle experience in this emerging business area.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Aligned to human-centric product development, design and implement climate control solutions that optimize the vehicle experience while engaged with electrified vehicles
  • Work closely and collaboratively with team members and suppliers to design and develop a climate control system that meets functional, cost, quality, and timing objectives specific to electrified vehicles
  • Hardware/software solutions along with development for the next generation of electrified vehicle’s operation
  • Organize control logics to ensure all systems and components communicate seamlessly with each other
  • Validate new designs and test systems
  • Work closely with purchasing to ensure designs are released within lead times for parts procurement to meet production schedules
  • Work closely with production control to release major projects into the manufacturing process
  • Seeks out opportunities to continuously improve current product
  • Document new designs and design modifications with appropriate drawings, BOM requests and project release paperwork. Includes system specification updates.
  • Perform complex troubleshooting with on-site production team or remote troubleshooting of network with field service team
  • Maintain current knowledge of system offerings and emerging design technologies in the electrified vehicle industry
  • Develop a culture of creativity and accountability – solve problems in new ways while keeping organizational commitments; establish appropriate cadence for reviews to maintain progress and resolve issues, all while maintaining an agile and adaptive working style promoting initiative, accountability, and quick iteration learning and revision
  • Challenge actively (constructively) and voice relevant concerns; coach and teach others on the team to engage constructively in meetings and encourage vibrant discourse
Job Requirements:
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • 4+ years of vehicle climate control systems experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of vehicle climate control systems experience, preferably with electrified vehicles
  • Comfortable working in white-space emerging business areas dependent on innovation, creativity, and business models that are new to the Company, and new to our industry
  • Exceptional analytical and presentation skills
  • Strong, effective communication skills used to clearly explain and understand options and solutions to reach optimal design and engineering results
  • Ability to utilize business sense and creativity to develop new ideas and solutions
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate with team members across different skill teams, both internally and externally
  • Comfortable performing duties and delivering results with minimal supervision
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.

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.