• Charging System Research Engineer

    Ford Motor CompanyDearborn, MI 48123

    Job #1454452806

  • 43512BR

    Job Title:

    Charging System Research Engineer

    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 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 of 20 percent sustainable material by 2025.

    What you will be able to do

    We are focused on creating best-in-class human mobility solutions with an emphasis on environmental responsibility and sustainability. That is why we are advancing the production of advanced electrified vehicles and are looking for you to play a leading role in the design and development of sophisticated charging products and services. You will:

    • Conduct industry leading research in developing charging system, high voltage electrical system and converter technology for electrified vehicles

    • Monitor industry trends and university research to identify future research opportunities for delivering enhanced customer experiences

    • Collaborate with multi-functional teams and utilize system engineering concept to optimize and deliver sophisticated system solutions

    • Lead system engineering and quality documents of new technology demonstrations

    • Handle supplier development and evaluation

    • Conducting vehicle packaging assessments

    • Support design and release of components and subsystems

    • Develop and conduct design and verification plans

    • Work with product development customers to transfer technology to production programs

    The minimum requirements we seek

    • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering

    • 5+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas:

    • Systems engineering of high voltage electrical systems

    • Development and integration of high voltage electrical systems into automobiles, including design and release experience

    • Advanced research on charging system or high voltage battery systems

    • 3+ years of experience in each of the following areas:

    • Leading of complex, customer interfacing projects

    • Development and delivery of quality control documentation (e.g. FMEA, boundary diagram, P-diagram, ideal functions, interface analysis, robustness checklist, etc.)

    Our preferred requirements

    • Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering

    • 5+ years in-depth working or advanced research experience in the following areas:

    • Systems engineering of high voltage electrical systems

    • Development and integration of high voltage electrical systems into automobiles, including design and release experience

    • Advanced research on charging system or high voltage battery systems

    • Strong background in mechanical design and packaging of electrical components and systems in automotive applications

    • Leading of complex, customer interfacing projects

    • Development and delivery of quality control documentation (e.g. FMEA, boundary diagram, P-diagram, ideal functions, interface analysis, robustness checklist, etc.)

    • Excellent teamwork and communication skills to coordinate multi-functional team

    • Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks

    What you will receive in return

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

    If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we would love to have you join us.

    Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

    By choice, 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.

    For information on Ford's benefits and compensation, click here: ~~~- benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf

    Auto req ID:

    43512BR

    Company:

    Ford Motor Company

    Function:

    Electrification

    Skill Team:

    Research & Advanced Engineering (R&A)

    Sub-Component:

    Research & Advanced Engrg

    State:

    Michigan

    Location:

    Dearborn