Fuel Economy Development Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85350-274812
    • Job Location: Superior Township, MI
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 12, 2018
    • Years of Experience: College
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Vehicle Efficiency & Controls Development Team in Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) is an engineering center that focuses on improving fuel economy performance of Hyundai/Kia vehicles for North American market. The team’s key roles and responsibilities are:

  • Establish targets for future fuel economy characteristics through analysis of current and future Hyundai and Kia vehicles as well as competitive vehicles.
  • Investigate new technologies, strategies, and methods to attain improved fuel economy in current and future Hyundai and Kia production vehicles while considering system costs, drivability, and performance impacts.
  • Analyze competitive data sets and assess future trends in fuel economy related technologies.
  • Lead activities for developing and integrating fuel economy related technologies (such as engine, torque converter & transmission, accessories, vehicle coastdown characteristics, as well as control logics and calibrations) to attain targeted vehicle fuel economy and to understand and document impacts/trade-offs to vehicle performance and drivability.
  • Understand and coordinate activities with Product Planning, Certification and Regulation teams on impact of proposed fuel economy technologies.

We are looking for a talented and motivated engineer for identifying, developing, and integrating fuel economy technologies in our current and next generation Hyundai/Kia vehicles. This position is responsible for project success as part of a project team providing technical support to internal customers in the area of Powertrain/Vehicle R&D. Travel requirement for this position is up to 15 % of time domestic and international. The ideal candidate must have many of the following experience and be able to significantly contribute in many of these areas:

  • Run vehicle test on fuel economy, performance benchmarking, and analyze the test data using tools such as MATLAB/Simulink
  • Develop new fuel economy technologies and strategies that enable short-term and long-term benefits for production vehicles
  • Integrate new technologies in appropriate vehicle applications and run test for validations
  • Support engineering teams within HATCI and in Korea R&D Center to define and demonstrate fuel economy improvement concepts and technologies in vehicle applications through testing and simulation
  • Coordinate and track preparation of development and test plans
  • Create and present report and document of technical analysis, system trade- offs as well as business case for technologies.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or similar related degree
  • 1 year of experience in (1) testing powertrain and vehicles, (2) evaluating performance, emissions, and fuel economy test data, (3) writing and presenting technical reports for other engineers and management
  • 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.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters of Science in Control System Engineering or Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • More than 2 years of experience in (1) testing powertrain and vehicles, (2) evaluating performance, emissions, and fuel economy test data, (3) writing and presenting technical reports for other engineers and managements
  • Experience with Rapid Prototyping process and tools such as Intecrio and E-Hooks
  • Experience with 1-D physical modeling tools such as AVL-Cruise, GT-Drive, and Autonomie