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Powertrain Design Release Engineer
Auburn Hills, Michigan - Posted on December 22, 2020
Published By James DeMaar

Now hiring a Powertrain Design Release Engineer in Auburn Hills!

Job Description

Trillium Technical is now seeking a Powertrain Design Release Engineer for work in Auburn Hills!
Responsible for design, development, and release of all engine components required for integration of the powertrain into the vehicle. Responsibilities would include Engine Aesthetic Cover(s), engine noise mitigation package, impact bracketry/safety shields, dust shields, engine to transmission fasteners, transmission vent hoses, as well as any related bracketry or hardware.  The engineer will work closely with the design team, Advanced Concepts Engineering (ACE), NVH engineering, Product Design Office, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Program Management, and suppliers to ensure all designs are robust against functional specifications.

The components will be created using quality methodologies such as CAE, System Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA), and Design Validation Plans (DVP&R). Candidate will coordinate CAE, design, prototyping, and testing of components and the documentation of those activities. The engineer will be responsible to resolve manufacturing plant, assembly plant, and field issues as necessary. Participate in the team and subgroups in reviewing and updating corporate design best practices, conducting benchmarking exercises and reviewing and critiquing Corporate Designs.

The scope of responsibility includes:
• Managing under hood packaging of all General Adaptation components.
• Creation of comprehensive engine noise mitigation package to meet vehicle level noise, vibration, and harness targets.
• Sourcing of component suppliers for both prototype and production engine builds.
• Product design and development from concept to launch, including release of both 3D models and 2D drawings.
• Production issue analysis, root cause investigation, and countermeasure release including presenting of data & conclusions to upper management and project stakeholders.
• Building and maintenance of critical quality documentation (Function Block Diagram, DFMEA, DVP&R, etc.).

If interested, please apply today!


• Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited program.
• Minimum 1 years engineering experience in engineering design & release.
• Experience in creation and maintenance of Function Models, DFMEA, and DVP&R.
• Basic knowledge of gasoline engine operation.
• Basic knowledge of casting, injection molding, machining, and extrusion processes.
• Working knowledge of using Microsoft office suite applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project).
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are essential, as well as an ability to work in a team environment.
• Candidate must be highly motivated, self-directed, and have the ability to manage multiple complex projects.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully accomplish tasks under minimal supervision
• Will be required to drive a company car.  A valid driver’s license is required as well as a clean driving record.   
• Will be required to travel domestically and internationally up to 20%

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in design or validation of Engine Aesthetic Cover(s), cast NVH foam components, impact bracketry/safety shields, dust shields, transmission vent hoses,
• MBA or Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
• Green Belt in Design for Six Sigma methodology.
• Basic working knowledge of NX & Team Center modeling software.

Trillium Technical has been recruiting and placing Engineering professionals for over 30 years. From Fortune 100 companies to small businesses, our philosophy remains the same: to achieve excellence by providing quality employees with an uncompromising level of service. We believe in honesty, integrity, and a simple philosophy of providing value to our customers and our employees. We strive to be unsurpassed in the recruitment and placement of Engineering professionals. Trillium is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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