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Inside the Role

Apply engineering principles and data analysis techniques to invent, calibrate, and validate heavy-duty on-highway diesel engine and electric powertrain diagnostic strategies which meet CARB Heavy-Duty OBD regulations. Determine and optimize robust monitoring strategies utilizing functional system knowledge and understanding of engine, aftertreatment, and vehicle interfaces, and their associated controls. Core technical responsibilities and expectations include understanding and interpreting OBD regulatory requirements, technical design of the monitoring approach and strategy, processing and organizing data for analysis, maintaining and completing related DVP&R, and performing calibration and validation of diagnostic monitors.

We Take Care of Our Team
Additional Job Description
Position offers a starting salary range of $90,000.00- $115,000.00
Pay offered dependent on knowledge, skills, and experience
Benefits include annual bonus program; 401k company contribution with company match up to 6% as well as non-elective company contribution of 3 – 7% depending on age; starting at 4 weeks paid vacation; 13+ calendar holidays; 8 weeks paid parental leave; employee assistance program; comprehensive healthcare plans and wellness programs; onsite fitness (at some locations); tuition assistance and volunteer paid time off; short-term and long-term disability plans.
What You Drive at DTNA
  • Understand and interpret emissions and OBD regulations in context of how the requirements will be fulfilled by Detroit engines and aftertreatments sold in the U.S. and abroad
  • Define requirements for diagnostic monitoring strategies based on the interpretation of the OBD regulations
  • Effectively collaborate within a cross-functional team to ensure the various requirements and boundary conditions are fully understood and maintained
  • Create and optimize diagnostic algorithms used to monitor engine emissions control systems and electric powertrains as required by the OBD regulations
  • Create, maintain, and/or execute test plans, and lead related activities, to fulfill requirements contained within the diagnostic monitor Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&R)
  • Calibrate OBD monitors to meet targets dictated by CARB OBD regulations and by Daimler Truck internal performance criteria
  • Assess monitor performance by reviewing data gathered from performance test cells, engineering test vehicles, and other sources
  • Optimize diagnostic strategies through simulation and analysis activities
  • Participate in local and global design reviews of diagnostic system features related to the monitoring strategy of the emissions control system.
  • Focus on continuously improving methods, tools, process, etc. used regularly on the job
Knowledge You Should Bring
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university/college with 2-3 years of related experience
  • Experience developing and integrating diesel engine and aftertreatment On-Board Diagnostic monitors
  • Fundamental understanding of Diesel Engine and Aftertreatment Operation
  • Experience identifying and solving the root cause of complex problems
  • Experience applying relevant Engineering concepts and tools
  • Fluid ability for use of standard control architecture tools, such as Matlab & Simulink
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team as well as being able to execute independently
  • Familiarity with OBD development
  • Familiarity with controls theory
Exceptional Candidates Might Have
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience or 6 years experience in lieu of degree
  • Working knowledge and expanded professional experience in job field
  • Requires understanding of key business drivers
  • Works independently within guidelines and policies to solve problems of moderate complexity
  • Provides informal guidance to new team members
  • May lead projects or processes as required
Where We Work
This position is open to applicants who can work in (or relocate to) the following location(s)-
  • Detroit, MI
  • Redford, MI
How We Collaborate
To continue building a great place to work for all, we are committed to a culture that creates flexibility and encourages a supportive working environment that achieves the needs of our business and employees.
Schedule Type:
  • Hybrid
At Daimler Truck North America, we recognize our world is changing faster than ever before. By listening to the needs of today, we’re building to solve with cutting-edge solutions in sustainability and future driving technology across electric, hydrogen and autonomous. These solutions, backed by years of innovative success and achievement, continue DTNA’s legacy as the undisputed industry leader. Our evolving brand portfolio is second to none, including Freightliner Trucks, Western Star, Demand Detroit, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis, and Financial Services. Together, we work as one team towards our envisioned future – building a cleaner, safer and more efficient tomorrow for all.
That is what we are working toward – for all who keep the world moving.
Additional Information
  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Contractors, professional services, or other contingent workers should confirm with their local agency if they are eligible to apply for FTE positions.
  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Visa sponsorship available if you qualify under the following:
  • Hold a valid visa (L1A, L1B, TN, H1B, EAD, OPT EAD)
  • Those eligible for a TN Visa (Canadian or Mexican National working in an Engineering, Accounting or Scientific Technologist capacity with an aligning degree)
Those eligible for an L-1 (inter-company) Daimler Truck visa under the Corporate Blanket L-1 program would require at least one-year of qualifying experience in the last three years for one of the following entities:
  • Mercedes-Benz do Brasil Ltda.
  • Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans Brasil – Indústria e Comércio De Veículos Ltda.
  • Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
  • Daimler Mobility AG
  • Daimler Truck AG
  • EvoBus GMBH
  • Daimler AG
  • Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Private Limited
  • Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India Private Limited
  • Daimler Manufactura, S. de R.L. de C.V.
  • Daimler Vehiculos Comerciales Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V.
Daimler Truck North America is committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing an environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, age, marital status, family relationship, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (including transgender and transitioning status), genetic information, or veteran status.
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