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Kett Engineering Fuel Economy amp; GHG Credit Development Engineer in Burton, Michigan

divKett Engineeringis looking for a Talented and Motivated Engineer for a Technical Centerin Superior Township, MI to jointhe Vehicle Efficiency Engineering Team.This Engineering center focuses on improving Powertrain and Drivetrain efficiency of this clients vehicles for the North American market.The teamrsquo;s key roles and responsibilities are:/divdivbull;Establish targets for future fuel economy characteristics through analysis of current and future vehicles as well as competitive vehicles/divdivbull;Investigate new technologies, strategies, and methods to attain improved fuel economy in current and future production vehicles while considering system costs, drivability, and performance impacts/divdivbull;Analyze competitive data sets and assess future trends in fuel economy related technologies/divdivbull;Lead activities for developing and integrating fuel economy related technologies (such as engine, torque converter transmission, accessories, vehicle coast down characteristics, as well as control logic and calibrations) to attain targeted vehicle fuel economy and to understand and document impacts/trade-offs to vehicle performance and drivability/divdivbull;Understand and coordinate activities with Product Planning, Certification and Regulation teams on impact of proposed fuel economy technologies/divdivThis position is responsible for project success as part of a project team providing technical support to internal customers in the area of Powertrain /Vehicle RD.Travel requirement for this position is up to 10%, primarily domestic and occasional international business trip would be required.The ideal candidate must have the following capabilities and be able to significantly contribute to achievement of teams objectives:/divdivbull;Run vehicle test for fuel economy, performance benchmarking, and analyze the test data using tools such as MATLAB/Simulink/divdivbull;Understand current GHG/CAFE regulations that govern introductions of new vehicle technologies in US market/divdivbull;Research current regulatory requirements including testing procedures and provide concise information to help other engineersunderstand technical requirements/divdivbull;Conduct in-depth research of advanced fuel economy technology trend in U.S. market to identify technologies utilized/recommended for compliance strategy including GHG/CAFE Credit program/divdivbull;Identify vehicle technologies that would result in fuel economy increase on EPA certification cycles and off cycles via GHG/CAFE Credits (A/C Off-Cycle Credits) for current and future Hyundai and Kia production vehicles/divdivbull;Develop new fuel economy technologies and strategies that enable short-term and long-term benefits for production vehicles/divdivbull;Integrate new technologies in appropriate vehicle applications and run appropriate testing for validation/divdivbull;Exercise virtual modeling and scenario analysis that predict the impact of various technical and market actions at a system, product, company and industry scale/divdivbull;Interact with experts from around the company including Powertrain, Vehicle Engineering, Product Planning, Regulation Legal Affairs to support and influence the development fuel economy strategy/d