AVL North America

  • Group Leader - Calibration

    Job Location US-MI-Plymouth
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/16/2018 3:23 PM)
  • Overview

    AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for a an experienced calibration engineer to lead and develop a calibration group in North America.  Qualified candidates must possess at least 7 years of experience in the calibration area; transmission or hybrid calibration is ideal.  In this position communication between internal employees and the customer is key.  Management experience is preferred, but not required.  If a candidate does not possess management experience, then at least 2 years of experience leading engineers indirectly is required.   


    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.


    The specific roles of a Group Leader in this effort include:

    • Defines, plans, and performs engine, transmission, hybrid, and vehicle calibration and other relevant engineering project work within project team as required.
    • Plans and manages engineering resources according to project requirements.
    • Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, technical plans, engine testing, vehicle testing, data analysis and validation.
    • Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports.
    • Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements, including opinions and interpretations.
    • Coordinates activities concerned with technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering test issues.
    • Defines, executes and supports performance, driveability, and emissions research and development activities.
    • Develops and utilizes advanced toolchains and methodologies
    • Supports, organizes, and leads customer meetings.
    • Supervises skill team members.
    • Other duties as required to insure project success.


    A Group Leader is expected to have demonstrated abilities in the following areas:

    • Technical
      • Identify, initiate, and support opportunities for technology development, process improvements, tool development, and knowledge capture and re-use.
      • Provide effective mentorship for other departmental staff in areas of expertise
      • Published at least 2 papers accepted by a professional organization or 2 patents awarded
      • Familiarity with regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectations
      • Calibration and development experience in responsible area (engines, transmissions, hybrid systems, etc.)
      • Working experience with industry standard calibration tools (INCA, ATI Vision, etc.)
    • Relational
      • Leadership of small to medium size technical teams
      • Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members
      • Accountability for individual and team delivery
      • Negotiation for overall success
      • Program and resource coordination
      • Active pursuit of personal and departmental improvement
      • Effective communication with all levels of the program team
    • Commercial
      • Quote Leader for a large size program.
      • Support the Business Development process for specific clients.
      • Efficient on time delivery of program expectations with consistently high feedback.
      • Active involvement in Annual Review and Work Planning Process.
    • Experience and Education
      • Minimum 7 years’ experience in area of expertise
      • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field required
      • Master’s degree in Engineering preferred.


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