Climate/Thermal Systems Engineer – Hybrid Vehicle Team
Ford Motor Company - Dearborn, MI

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Job Description & Qualifications
Position Description:
This position will work with cross functional teams to deliver improved thermal management (engine, electrified powertrain, and climate) for next generation electrified vehicles including Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV).
Responsibilities include:
  • Leading thermal system architecture analysis for next generation electrified vehicles
  • Lead cross functional analysis efforts, including working with tool creators in Ford Research to develop needed analytical tool sets.
  • Work with cross functional teams to unify requirements
  • Develop solutions that minimize the impact on vehicle energy consumption for both On-Cycle and 'real world' drives.
  • Lead discussions of attribute tradeoffs for thermal system designs
  • Work with the Climate team to perform hardware selection early in the program
  • Work with the Electrical and Climate Controls teams to optimize communications with the Electrified Powertrain.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Undergraduate engineering degree is required (BSMS/BSEE). MSME/MSEE preferred.
  • 2-5 years automotive systems experience.
  • 2-3 years PT controls systems background
  • Excellent people skills and the ability to interface with several teams is a must.
  • Strong background in thermodynamics and automotive thermal management is required.
  • Working knowledge of thermal/CFD simulation tools (ACSIM, UH3D, Fluent, MATLAB) is desired.
  • Working knowledge of automotive product development methodology is a plus.
  • Strong troubleshooting experience is required.
  • Working knowledge of vehicle and climate control calibration desired
  • Working knowledge of Ford Calibration Toolset a plus
Other Information:
This assignment will challenge your ability to work across multiple functions and in non-traditional environments. The Hybrid Climate Team is at the center of delivering the next generation of electrified vehicles for Ford. The Electrified Powertrain Engineering organization is responsible for developing and delivering electrified vehicle programs for all Ford Motor Company brands globally.

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