Power Unit Research Engineer

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Job Description & Qualifications

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

Ford’s Research and Advanced Engineering team explores new vehicle and societal innovations that require some level of invention before they can be applied to our products and services. The team is building on a history of Ford innovation, including our invention of the three-way catalytic converter to modernize vehicle emissions controls in the 1970s and the world’s first rear inflatable seat belts in 2010.

Today, we are exploring and delivering ways to make smarter vehicles and our transportation system more efficient to improve people’s lives by helping them move more freely, safely and enjoyably. For example, we are changing how our products are made by creating high-quality vehicles in an environmentally and socially responsible way, including the use of sustainable materials. Since 2000, we have used 12 industry- and world-first plant-based materials in our production vehicles. We also are researching the possible use of tomato skin, bamboo, agave fiber, dandelion roots, algae and coffee chaff as part of our ambitious goal of making our vehicles with up to 20 percent sustainable material by 2025.

What you will be able to do:

In this role, you will be a valuable part of the Research and Advanced Engineering team, developing exciting and innovative next generation electric vehicles, completely re-designed by Ford to bring our product to new heights in the high-tech world of automotive advancements.

Come, join our team, and you will:

  • Design and model new power units (eTransaxle) concepts and hydraulic oil distribution systems
  • Design lubrication for high speed eAxles/eTransaxles, including cooling for motors and power electronics
  • Model and analyze hardware performance during transient operating states
  • Collaborate with control/calibration and manufacturing engineers
  • Work with CAD designers on component design and test fixtures
  • Define tests on transmissions/transaxles, and subsystems
  • Build component and system hydraulic models to validate new design concepts

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, or related field, or a combination of education and equivalent experience
  • 1+ years of Product Design and Release Experience

Our preferred requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, or related field, or a combination of education and equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience with Product Design and Release
  • Experience with hydraulic system design
  • Proficiency with modeling tools (e.g. Matlab, GT-Power, etc.)

What you’ll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you can help us redefine the future of automotive, we’d love to have you join us!

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 available for this position.

We are 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.

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At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.

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