Powertrain Drivability Calibration Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85350-271679
    • Job Location: Chino, CA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 18, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc.(HATCI) is currently looking for a Powertrain Drivability Calibration Engineer to start at our Chino, CA Location. In this role you will:

-        Evaluate & test Hyundai/Kia development vehicles: perform root cause analysis of drivability and performance items.  Recommend & develop calibration countermeasures and co-work to validate improvement.

-        Plan & participate in evaluation test trips, co-work to validate drivability for best match to US market expectation.

-        Conduct vehicle testing for objective measures of performance, fuel economy, and subjective measures of powertrain performance feel, for both competitor and HMG models (Hyundai, Kia, Genesis)

-        Process objective data with Matlab, Excel, and/or other relevant software.

-        Analyze competitor vehicle tuning and identify key features, including fuzzy logic behavior/structure.

-        Analyze US market feedback from customers and media, comprehend powertrain tuning issues for Hyundai/Kia vehicles, and provide recommendations for countermeasures.

-        Create production engine and transmission calibrations for some or all of the following: driver demanded torque map, tip-in/tip-out torque filter, transmission shift patterns, torque converter lock-up pattern, torque converter lock-up control, fuzzy transmission logic (up/downhill, lift-foot upshift inhibition), selectable drive modes, cruise control.

-        Manage a production calibration project through multiple development phases, from concept to production

-        Follow market feedback and provide drivability calibration countermeasures for IQS PP100 & other issues.

-        Analyze US market driving patterns and support continuous improvement of objective testing, data processing, data analysis tools, and calibration strategies and methods.

-        Support development of concept demonstration vehicles targeting proper performance feel for the US market.

-        Support analysis and development of conventional and smart cruise control, and selectable & adaptive drive modes

-        Support other Management requests as they occur.

-        Assist in planning and monitoring of project budgets.

-        Create and present technical reports for all engineering projects & activities.

-        Perform administrative functions such as budget approval requests, travel requests, etc.

-        Perform additional projects as assigned.

-        Travel up to 25% of time domestically and internationally.

Experience and Skills:

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related Engineering degree

5 years’ experience with engine and/or transmission calibration (OEM or Tier 1)

Valid Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record

Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai KIA must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor.