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Ford Motor Company Powertrain Cooling/Climate Testing Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan

Ford Product Development utilizes Design Thinking & User Experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. Our employees are laser-focused on bringing innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. You will be a Vehicle Thermal Systems Core Engineering group team member. Your primary objective will be to verify the vehicle's thermal performance. As a team member, you will work to ensure all the hardware and software subsystem requirements are met and then test at the vehicle level to validate the climate performance.

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

  • Responsible for overall vehicle thermal system sign-off including Wind Tunnel Testing and Road Development

  • Work with the propulsion (ICE/xEV) teams to develop key parameters of calibration as it relates to Climate Control

  • Work with Dual Automatic Temperature Control team on calibration development

  • Work with hardware teams to ensure components and sub-systems meets requirements to deliver expected climate performance

  • Analyze test data to ensure vehicle is exhibiting expected behavior and passing all requirements

  • Troubleshoot any short falls in performance and propose solutions

  • Document/incorporate lessons learned

  • Understand and apply Thermal/Cabin System CAE tools (i.e. A/C, Heater, and battery thermal simulations)

  • Coordinate Vehicle testing to support Program Timing Milestones

  • Plan and Execute Vehicle Wind Tunnel testing and Supplier data analysis

  • Plan and Execute Vehicle Road Trip testing

  • Ensure all the climate control comfort strategies are implemented in programs as applicable

You'll have.

  • B.S. in Engineering

  • 2+ years of experience in hands on vehicle level attribute development or vehicle testing

  • 2+ years of experience with Climate Control refrigerant and Air Handling systems including how they interact with vehicle subsystems

Even better, you may have…

  • M.S. in Engineering

  • 3+ years’ experience in automotive climate control including Dual Automatic Temperature Control and heat pump systems

  • Understanding of interactions with ICE/xEV vehicle systems

  • Familiar with powertrain calibration methods and tools

  • Familiar with software integration test tools (i.e. CANoe, CANalyzer, CANape, ATI)

  • Familiar with automotive communication standards (i.e. CAN/CAN-FD/Automotive Ethernet)

  • Knowledge of Ford engineering processes and systems (i.e. TPOTs, GPDS)

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up childcare and more

  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

  • Tuition assistance

  • Established and active employee resource groups

  • Paid time off for individual and team community service

  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

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Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

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Requisition ID : 22705